Resources for existing Young Athletes
ABOUT YOUNG ATHLETES
Special Olympics Colorado created Young Athletes in 2008 to reach out to children with intellectual disabilities. Young Athletes is an innovative sports play program for children ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities and their non-disabled peers. Ultimately, Young Athletes introduces children, and families, to the world of sport, with the goal of preparing them for sports training and competition as they get older.
Improved social skills is another inspiring reason parents enroll their children in Young Athletes. The confidence boost makes it easier for them to interact with other children on the playground, whether or not they have intellectual disabilities.
Screen Time & Internet Safety – “Developing in a Digital Age: Healthy Habits from the Beginning” Young Athlete Families and members of the Special Olympics Colorado community are invited to attend this Young Athlete Family Info Hour, focused on screen time and internet safety! Guest Speaker: Stephanie Crawford-Goetz, Ph.D./Director Personalized Learning/Mental Health/Douglas County Schools Please pre-register […]Find out more »
Unhealthy Eating & Age Appropriate Nutrition/Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders - ”Ways to make eating more fun” Young Athlete Families and members of the Special Olympics Colorado community are invited to attend this Young Athlete Family Info Hour, focused on how to make eating more fun! Guest Speaker: Sarah Watson, MS, CCC-SLP; Speech Language Pathologist, Audiology, […]Find out more »
Oral Health - “Ways to Keep Those Teeth Shining Bright” Young Athlete Families and members of the Special Olympics Colorado community are invited to attend this Young Athlete Family Info Hour, focused on oral health! Guest Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Goldberg DDS, A Wild Smile Pediatric Dentistry Please pre-register for this event using the link below. More […]Find out more »
Young Athletes includes several resources — a Young Athletes Activities Guide, a Training DVD and a Young Athletes Equipment Kit — to guide family members, educators and other professionals as they conduct Young Athletes activities with their children, brothers, sisters, cousins, grandchildren, students or patients.
An advanced curriculum guide for kindergarten to second grade (ages 5-7) students is currently being developed to ensure continued involvement after completing preschool Young Athletes.