Offered in designated school districts for middle school and high school athletes and partners.
"Special Olympics Unified Sports® is an inclusive program which combines individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and individuals without intellectual disabilities (partners) on sports teams for training and competitions. Athletes and partners compete alongside one another, each in a meaningful and integral role on the Unified Sports® team.
SOKS offers Unified as an option for all Team Sports competitions. Partners should attend practices regularly like all other athletes. Unified Sports teams are divisioned separately from traditional Special Olympics teams for competitions." - KSSO website
A game played between two teams of five players in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed above each end of the court.
Bocce is played with eight large balls and one smaller target or object ball called a pallina. There are four balls per team and they are made of a different color or pattern to distinguish the balls of one team from those of the other team.
The game is played with two teams, with each team having one, or two players. For two player teams, each player throws two balls. For one player teams, each player throws four balls.
A game played by two teams of eleven, seven or five players with a round ball that may not be touched with the hands or arms during play except by the goalkeepers. The object of the game is to score goals by kicking or heading the ball into the opponents' goal.
VARSITY LETTER OPPORTUNITY
High School Athletes with USD 204 that compete in one of the above sports are eligible to receive a Varsity Letter in each sport they compete.
In order to qualify for a Varsity Letter the athlete MUST meet the following criteria:
Come and participate in 50% of practices
Play in 100% of competitions
Have good sportsmanship
Passed 5 classes of past semester and current semester