Soccer (Football) was introduced to Special Olympics in 1979. Soccer events combine both team and individual skills competitions. Soccer is a fall sport and the training season is usually from August to November.
- Soccer Resources – rules, coaching guides, fact sheets, etc.
Details for Delaware County Program
SOPA Season: Fall (Jul – Nov)
Head Coach: Steve Brooks
What to Expect: 7v7 competition
Training Specifics: Wednesday’s from 630-8pm at Elwyn soccer fields (Media) starting on July 15th, 2020. We may train indoors at Elwyn’s Zier gym on a few occasions as well.
Competition Dates: (1) Eastern Fall Sectional @ Desales University on Sunday, October 4th, 2020. (2) Fall Festival @ Villanova University on November 6-8th, 2020.
Equipment: It is encouraged for athletes to bring their own soccer balls, but not required. We will provide all the required equipment.
Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with a uniform. Athletes are responsible for shin guards. Cleats must be worn.
ALL athletes must have a current medical (on Special Olympics PA medical form) that runs through the end of the season. If the athlete medical is not up-to-date, athletes WILL NOT be able to participate. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule since it poses a safety risk to the entire program. An up-to-date medical must always be on file with the coach as well as sent to the program manager for filing.