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

Executive Director

(801) 885-2408

Thurs. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Olivia Stiles 

(208) 863-0737


Jaimie Daniels

(208) 360-8991


Active Semesters

Fall   Winter


Time Commitment




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How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

We currently meet Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 AM.

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





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 


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


We had an activity with the women's golf team, and the people with Down Syndrome that we work with absolutely loved it. They would celebrate whenever they hit the golf ball into the box; it was amazing to see the pure joy on their faces. Every week when we have an activity, they show me how to have fun and appreciate the little things in life.

-Connor Stiles