BYU Special Olympics Teams
What is BYU Special Olympics Collegiate Teams?
Volunteers serve as coaches and unified partners (athletes) to train and play with individuals ages 18-35 with intellectual disabilities in two sports, flag football and basketball.
The BYU Special Olympics Collegiate Teams program is part of Special Olympics Utah, a chapter of Special Olympics International, which organizes area and state tournaments year-round. We are looking for volunteers to help support our athletes by coaching or playing with them for at least one season. It helps to start volunteering at the beginning of a season, but we can take volunteers throughout the semester as well!
September-November - Flag Football
January-March - Basketball
For volunteers who are interested in helping the Special Olympics athletes on the local Provo Cougars community teams with a total of 14 other events such as softball, bocce ball, track, and bowling, please contact Yolanda, the Special Olympics Utah Metro/Central Area Manager, at email@example.com.
How do I get involved?
Contact the program directors by phone or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For volunteers who are interested in helping the Special Olympics athletes in the local community teams with a total of 14 other events such as softball, bocce ball, track, and bowling, please contact Yolanda, the Special Olympics Utah Metro/Central Area Manager, at email@example.com.
Practices are held weekly, usually on Saturdays. Volunteers are encouraged to be there each week to be able to develop a strong relationship with the athletes. Coaches are expected to serve each weekend for a full season. The highlight of each season is a tournament off-campus where coaches and volunteers help our athletes play with all their hearts!
Fill Out Forms:
Fill out an online form that can be found here.
- Submit this form, then watch for an email with another online form. You will complete the second form, and submit it.
Please complete this mandatory 25 minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with this program.
Seeing the athletes light up as they interact with the volunteers is priceless. It is so impactful when the athletes themselves are so observant and take interest in my life! Many of them actually have a great memory, and will follow up with me to see how my test went or will ask how I'm feeling. It's neat to come prepared to serve them, but truly leave feeling that they have lifted me.