Increase in motor skills after children participating in an 8-week Young Athletes Program.
Of parents felt that participation in Special Olympics has raised their expectation of their children.
Of athletes’ siblings felt that participation in Special Olympics brought their family closer together.
As children grow physically and emotionally, usually between ages 6-12 years old, they enter a program designed for children who become comfortable with the Young Athletes program. This level focuses on individual sport skill development and early game play concepts.
This is a bridge program for children who may not be ready for competitive Special Olympics team sports but are interested in more structured sport activities like track & field, soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and flag football.
The Seven Hills Shamrocks and Bridgewater-Raynham Grizzlies came into States 5-0 in their respective regular season league play. On Saturday, Nov. 18 they both faced-off in the same three-team division to solidify a perfect record.
Some adults might consider their athletic careers over after their 20’s or 30’s, but Edward Therrien of Pittsfield is still competing as a Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete at the age of 80.
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