UCS: Sports Training

Young athlete hugging coach

Young Athletes

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old.  Young Athletes can be done at home, in schools or in the community using the Young Athletes Activity Guide.

Start A Program - Contact Jean Hansen at: jhansen@soor.org

UCS/ OSAA Partner Photo


Special Olympics Oregon is proud to partner with the Oregon Scholastic Activities Association (OSAA) to continually build state-wide Unified Sports® programs within Oregon schools. Sport seasons that we currently offer as a part of the Unified Champion School Program include soccer, basketball, softball and track and field.

Unified Clinic Basketball Photo


Unified Sports clinics are one day events organized by Unified Clubs or Unified High School teams to introduce middle school and elementary school youth to Unified Champion School Activities.  Funds are available to schools through a UCS Reach Down Grant.

For more info contact Jean Hansen at: jhansen@soor.org

Soccer player high in the air kicking soccer ball at a Unified PE event


Unified Physical Education provides a unique opportunity for students with and without intellectual disabilities to come together through ongoing education and physical activities. This course is structured around the national PE standards and grade-level outcomes.

Athlete hugging Unified Partner and smiling at camera


The SO College program connects college students with and without intellectual disabilities through sport to build friendships and help lead the social justice movement of Special Olympics.  SO College functions as official clubs on University campuses. To get involved, reach out to your university recreation department or SO state office.