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Special Olympics Ontario - Belleville and Quinte West is dedicated for people with an intellectual disability; but it provides athletes with far more than just the physical benefits of sport. Special Olympics changes lives.

With the opportunities to excel and have fun come the benefits of improved health and self-image. For many athletes, participating in sports offered by Special Olympics Ontario, is a path to healthy living, empowerment, acceptance and friendship. SOO is dedicated to increasing physical fitness, confidence and other sport and life skills of our athletes; all in a positive and supportive environment.

About Our Athletes

Belleville and Quinte West Rock are always looking for more athletes to participate in our sports clubs year round. The health benefits individuals receive from sport and recreation programs are widely known. Participation in physical activity promotes balance, co-ordination, body control and improves total physical fitness.

 

Athlete Eligibility. Is Special Olympics For Everyone?

In order to be eligible for participation in Special Olympics, an individual with an intellectual disability must agree to observe and abide by the SOC Sports Rules and the Special Olympics Ontario Code of Conduct.

Individuals of all ages and all abilities can train and compete in Special Olympics. Athletes train and compete against athletes of similar ability level.

 

Benefits

  • Physical fitness and conditioning
  • Increase in sports skill level and competitive skills
  • Increase in self confidence and social skills
  • In-house training and competitive opportunities available

 

How To Register As An Athlete? 

After viewing the Sports page of this website, determine the sport in which you would like to participate. Once you have identified that, simply contact the Head Coach to confirm space is available, then download the Athlete Registration Package on the Registration Information page.  Further instructions for submission of your application is contained within that package.  You can also attend our Registration nights when they come around, please stay tuned to our Latest News on our web site.

 

How Old Do I Have To Be To Join SOO?

Throughout the year, athletes of all ages, young and old, participate in weekly training programs in local facilities. Please refer to the Athlete Registration Package for the age range for each sport club.

 

When Are Your Sport Training Programs?

Most of our sport training programs take place during the evenings.  Most competitions are held on weekends.

 

What Is the Cost? What If I Can’t Afford It? 

There is usually a small cost (which varies by sport club) to participate.

NO ATHLETE SHALL EVER BE DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN WEEKLY TRAINING OR COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES BASED ON LACK OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES.


To become a Special Olympics athlete visit our athlete registration site by clicking the link below:

http://athlete.specialolympicsontario.ca