Athletics was an event at the first Special Olympics International Games held in Chicago, Illinois in 1968. Athletics Training Season is usually from March to June.
- Athletics Resources – rules, coaching guides, fact sheets, etc.
Details for Delaware County Program
SOPA Season: Spring/Summer (Mar – Jun)
Head Coach: Armand Mazzella
What to Expect: TBD
Training Specifics: TBD
Competition Dates: TBD
Equipment: We will provide all the required equipment.
Uniform Requirements: We will provide athletes with a uniform. Athletes are responsible for all other athletic apparel. Sneakers 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.