Athletic Connection

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What is _____?: 

What is Athletic Connection?

BYU athletes teach physical skills to children and adults who have Down syndrome. You also help the athletes in their interaction with the children and adults. Athletic Connection generally meets at the UPC (University Parkway Center) on the corner of University Avenue and University Parkway in Provo.



Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Jared Flake

(801) 885-2408


Olivia Stiles 

(208) 863-0737


Jamie Daniels

(208) 360-8991


Active Semesters

Fall   Winter


Time Commitment

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How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children. 


Volunteers are not currently needed for this program.





A meaningful experience for me is actually watching the parents faces as we have our activities with their kids. The parents seem to love watching their kids have fun meeting and playing with the athletes especially since it is a unique experience for them.

-Brian Stiles (2017)


Every day that I get to spend with the kids is a meaningful experience. It's always a highlight of my week to see them and hang out with them. They have such a special spirits.

-Olivia Stiles (2017)