Merrimack College Young Athletes Program


We are excited to share that the Special Olympics club at Merrimack College will be hosting another Level 1 and 2 Young Athletes program on campus this winter season!

The Level 1 class will be for children ages 2-6 with and without intellectual disabilities, focusing on fun activities that aid in the development of motor skills through running, jumping, balancing, throwing, kicking, catching and more! Specific activities covered during a Level 1 class can be referenced in the Young Athletes Activity Guide.

The Level 2 class will be offered for children ages 6-12, and will focus more on sport specific skill development and early game play concepts. They will be reviewing basketball skills the first three weeks and soccer skills the final two weeks.

The meeting details for both age groups can be referenced below:

Dates: Sunday Mornings – March 5th, 12th, 26th and April 2nd

Level 1 group (ages 2-6) will meet from 10:00am – 10:45am

Level 2 group (ages 6-12) will meet from 11:00am – 11:45am

Location: Sakowich Center – 315 Turnpike St. North Andover, MA 01845


Merrimack College will also be requiring an additional COVID Attestation form for guests to complete before coming to campus. That form can be accessed here. We will also need to capture a weekly RSVP from families, through a Google Form. The college is asking for families to provide vaccination status on that form. We will send out the Google form in our weekly email reminders.

If you’d like to participate, please complete the registration form below. We will be able to accommodate the first 20 registrations received for each age group, and then start a wait list from there. 


Merrimack College Young Athletes

Young Athlete Online Registration

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  • Merrimack College are requiring all families complete their COVID attestation form found here:

  • If your child is NEW to the program please provide a shirt size. This shirt is your child's uniform and he/she should wear it each week.
  • Young Athletes Release Form

    I am the parent/guardian of the minor participant, on whose behalf I have submitted the attached application for participation in Special Olympics. I further represent and warrant that to the best of my knowledge and belief, the participant is physically and mentally able to participate in Special Olympics. In permitting the participant to participate, I am specifically granting my permission, forever, to Special Olympics to use the participant’s likeness, name, voice and words in television, radio, film, newspapers, magazines and other media, internet and in any form, for the purpose of publicizing, promoting or communicating the purposes and activities of Special Olympics and/or applying for funds to support those purposes and activities. I also understand that group data collected from the Young Athletes Pilot Program will be used to plan, evaluate, and improve the program. If a medical emergency should arise during the participant’s participation in any Special Olympics activities, at a time when I am not personally present so as to be consulted regarding the participant’s care, I hereby authorize Special Olympics, on my behalf, to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that the participant is provided with any emergency medical treatment, including hospitalization, which Special Olympics deems advisable in order to protect the participant’s health and well-being. (IF YOU HAVE RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS TO RECEIVING SUCH MEDICAL TREATMENT, PLEASE CONTACT SPECIAL OLYMPICS MASSACHUSSETTS) I am the parent (guardian) of the participant named in this application. I have read and fully understand the provisions of the above release, and have explained these provisions to the participant. Through my signature on this release form, I am agreeing to the above provisions on my own behalf and on the behalf of the participant named above. I hereby give my permission for the participant named above to participate in Special Olympics games, recreation programs, and physical activity programs.
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