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Special Olympics & Sports

Special Olympics is a fitness and sport-training program. Participation on competitive teams will be based on meeting minimum skills, attendance and ability of volunteer coaches. Enrollment limits have been set for each sport.
 
Call Beau at (253) 404-3950 (beaub@tacomaparks.com) for specific sport and volunteer information.

Need a physical for sports? Click HERE


SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPORTS
 
Soccer - March - May Saturdays and Tuesdays at SERA multi sport complex.

Track & Field - March - May
Practices are on Tuesdays from 5:30-7pm at Gray Middle School (6229 S. Tyler St).

Aquatics - March - May
UPS Practice is Tuesday 6-7:30pm. PLU Practice is Monday 7-8:20pm.

Golf - June - August
Practices are Monday from 5-7 pm at Meadow Park Golf Course (7108 Lakewood Dr. W.). Tournaments are TBA.

Softball - June - August
Practices are on Mondays & Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm at Heidelberg Field (S. 19th & Tyler St.).  Please connect with coaches for your actual practice time. Tournaments are TBA.

Bowling - August - October
Practices are on Mondays from 3:30-5 pm at Pacific Lanes (7015 S. D St). Bowling Regional tournament is TBA.

Basketball Nov - February
Contact Beau for more information.Tournaments are TBA.

Flag Football - Sept- Nov.
PARTICIPATE:
  1. Prior to start of sport season, complete a registration form
  2. Download and print a Special Olympic Application for Participation ( AFP).
  3. Schedule a physical exam with your doctor to fill out the AFP.
  4. Return completed forms (which need to be renewed every 3 years) with sports fee to Specialized Recreation at the STAR Center.
  5. Note that sports may require additional fees.
  6. Begin training.

VOLUNTEER

We are in need of Special Olympic coaches! Contact Beau at (253) 404-3950; TTY (253) 759-9286 to participate or volunteer! beaub@tacomaparks.com

Click here to get started on your volunteer application process.

Age guidelines for volunteers:
Children 10 and under are not eligible to volunteer, however they CAN participate as a unified partner. (unified partner is someone without a disability playing on the same team as an athlete with a disability. Usually they are on teams that compete at a higher level).

Youth 11-13 are welcome to volunteer for some positions, however, they need to be accompanied by an adult.

Teens 14-17 are eligible to volunteer for select positions.

Already a volunteer? Interested in getting certified for Special Olympics?

Contact Beau for more info!

OTHER SPORTS

Tuesday Bowling Year around at Pacific Lanes

Wednesday Bowling Year around at Pacific Lanes

 Footgolf April-June at Meadow Parks Golf Course    

Saturday Morning Swim Year around at Eastside Community Pool             


Adaptive Recreation:
Click for information on Adaptive Sports including wheelchair basketball