Special Olympics offers numerous Olympic-type individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with and without intellectual disabilities. There are several sports that Special Olympics Louisiana offers but does not hold competitions in due to availability or other environmental factors.
Listed below are all the sports Special Olympics Louisiana has to offer:
Artistic Gymnastics Equestrian
Athletics (Track & Field) Flag Football
Badminton Football (Soccer
Bowling Motor Activity Training
Rhythmic Gymnastics Softball Table Tennis
Tennis Unified Sports Volleyball
Special Olympics Louisiana offers our athletes a variety of Olympic-type individual and team sports to choose to participate in. From Swimming to Rhythmic gymnastics we have it all. Special Olympics Louisiana focuses on our athletes and we try to accommodate them by providing hands on training and competition opportunities for persons with or without intellectual disabilities.
Any of our sports can be Unified. Our Unified Sports bring people together. Unified Sports combines athletes with intellectual disabilities and those without (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Athletes that participate in Unified Sports improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge and have fun, too!
Here is a list of the sports we offer:
Artistic Gymnastics Motor Activity Training
Athletics (Track & Field) Powerlifting
Badminton Rhythmic Gymnastics
Bocce Table Tennis
Cycling Unified Sports
Flag Football Volleyball
The below paragraph is a guest post from Athlete Channing Ewing from our Northwest Area about this past weekends State Fall Classic. To view the pictures from the fun filled weekend click here.
” I enjoyed meeting NFL official, Greg Gautreaux, at the Patrons Reception! I also got to meet some of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette mens basketball players and the Women’s Volleyball players. The dance was amazing and getting the Spirit stick was sweet too. I even won the costume contest! Kudos to Mr.Charlie for giving me a autographed copy of Tim Shriver’s new book. I’m looking forward to reading it. I might learn a few things or to that I can use as student leader and role model at BPCC( I am a SGA Representative). I also really liked the snowballs at the baseball facility.”
Thank you for sharing the highlights of your weekend with us, Channing!