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BYU Special Olympics Teams

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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!

Collegiate sports:
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 metroarea@sout.org.

How do I get involved?

Contact the program directors by phone or email at specialolympicsteam@byu.edu 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 metroarea@sout.org.

Volunteer Commitment:

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.

Training:

Please complete this mandatory 25 minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with this program.

Directors

Available by email at specialolympicsteam@byu.edu

Casey Strong, Executive Director

(435) 777-4111
Office Hour: Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 PM

Britain Langford

(435) 590-2657

Tyler Smith

(435) 314-9711