Alvin ISD Special Olympics
Go Alvin ISD Panthers!
The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The experience gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. We approach each endeavor with a single intent – to improve the quality of life for our athletes. The challenges of the future are embraced with enthusiasm and commitment, ensuring that the changing face and needs of our athletes are met. We want the athletes to develop friendships and confidence as they complete in their favorite sports.
Alvin ISD offers our athletes three different sports to compete in: Bowling, Basketball, and Track and Field.
TEAM PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ATHLETES:
1) Participants must be at least 8 years old or older with a developmental/intellectual disability
2) Have a current Athlete release/Medical release form filled out by a doctor
3) Athletes must live within the Alvin Independent School District boundary
4) Contact the Head of Delegation or coach to get involved!
Steps to become a Certified Special Olympic Coach
1. Complete the General Orientation Training. Click here to complete General Orientation online now
2. Complete the Protective Behaviors Training. Click here to complete Protective Behaviors online now
3. Attend a sport specific coaches training offered through Special Olympics Texas
4. Work a minimum of 10 hours with a SOTX athlete or team in the sport and capture the hours on the Practicum Form.
5. Submit a copy of the completed Practicum Form to the area office prior to the competition.
6. Be a registered Class A volunteer with SOTX. (An applicant is only considered a registered Class A volunteer after submitting a Class A Volunteer Application, completing General Orientation and Protective Behaviors, and passing a criminal background check, not prior to those events.)For additional information, please contact:
Elsa Garcia, Coordinator of Special Education(281) 245-3452