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Resources

Winter Season Resources

Athlete playing basketball during the winter seasonThe Winter Season at Special Olympics Massachusetts runs from Mid-November to Mid-March. The season is host to numerous community competitions, state qualifying tournaments, basketball leagues, and invitational events, ultimately culminating with multiple Season Ending Tournaments.

During this time frame over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes will train and participate in a variety of different sports and events, including: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Ten Pin Bowling, Snowboarding and Speed Skating.

Volunteer during our Winter Season!

To volunteer for Special Olympics Massachusetts during the Winter Season visit our online registration.  Also, for more detailed information, see the volunteer accordion below.

Get Involved as an Athlete

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Information

Are you interested in volunteering during the Winter Season at Special Olympics? Special Olympics Massachusetts certainly has plenty of volunteer opportunities through out the season

  • Volunteer with our programs on a weekly basis helping out at practice
  • Volunteer at one of our competitions

To sign up to volunteer visit our online registration

If you are interested in volunteering at an event, here is a list of potential jobs you may work at a venue during the winter season.

Basketball

Basketball Season Overview

Basketball Forms

Basketball Coach Certification

  • Certification and re certification steps can be found on the Special Olympics MA resources page
  • All coaches are required to be a level one certified coach
  • Certification must be renewed every three years
  • Head coaches need to have sport certification
  • Coaches of Unified teams must have take “Coaching Unified Sports

Basketball Leagues (2020 Pilot)

Basketball Leagues-North, South, Cape, Boston, Central MA Updated as of: 2/4/2020

See link above for all scores and standings of the four, 2020 basketball leagues. All times and courts are tentative and subject to change

Community Games (local competition)

2019/2020 BASKETBALL COMMUNITY GAMES ASSIGNMENTS Updated as of: 1/21/2020

SOMA will assign all teams to a venue, so that your schedule is set before the season starts. Furthermore, teams don’t have worry about missing deadlines or venues. All games are scheduled to be as close to your home location as possible and also by scheduling all teams SOMA can match up  (as best as possible) teams ability level to help create a more balanced event.

Qualifying Tournament Information

2020 Basketball Qualifier Venue Assignments (coming January 2020)

No qualifying tournament for Juniors (ages 8-15)  and Unified Sports Player Development Teams

Season Ending State Tournaments

Basketball Resources

  • Special Olympics International sport resource page
    • Links to Special Olympics International official sport rules, article one, coaching Special Olympics Athlete, athlete & coach development guides, coaches training guides
    • Unified Sports Information and tools such as: online certification course,  team assessment tools, coach guidelines, guidelines on meaningful involvement, overview of Unified Sports Models
  • Visit the Special Olympics Ma Resources for Coaches page for
  • Basketball Team Rating Tutorial:

 

 

Bowling

Bowling Season Overview

  • 2020 Bowling Season Overview
    • Bowling Season Overview contains all event information for local, regional and state games , such as locations, dates, quota by venue/event

Bowling Forms

Bowling Coach Certification

  • Certification and re certification steps can be found on the Special Olympics MA resources page
  • All coaches are required to be a level one certified coach
  • Certification must be renewed every three years
  • Head coaches need to have sport certification
  • Coaches of Unified teams must have take “Coaching Unified Sports

 Bowling Resources

  • Special Olympics International sport resource page
    • Links to Special Olympics International official sport rules, article one, coaching Special Olympics Athlete, athlete & coach development guides, coaches training guides
    • Unified Sports Information and tools such as: online certification course,  team assessment tools, coach guidelines, guidelines on meaningful involvement, overview of Unified Sports Models
  • Visit the Special Olympics Ma Resources for Coaches page for
    • Additional online sport resources
    • Unified Sports resources
    • Branding and Uniform Guidelines
  • Candlepin Bowling Rules

Local Qualifying Tournaments

Unified

Traditional

Regional Ten Pin Qualifying Tournaments

Winter Games

Seasoning ending State Tournament for ten pin bowling, March 7-8, 2020 .   Please refer to the Season Ending Event Guide for complete tournament information such as schedules, housing locations, directions, meals (locations times, menu), special events (dance, Olympic town, healthy athletes), and local attractions for families.

Candlepin Bowling

Floor Hockey

 Floor Hockey Seasonal Overview

Floor Hockey Forms

Floor Hockey Coach Certification

  • Certification and re certification steps can be found on the Special Olympics MA resources page
  • All coaches are required to be a level one certified coach
  • Certification must be renewed every three years
  • Head coaches need to have sport certification

Floor Hockey Resources

Winter Games

March 7-8, 2020 .   Please refer to the Season Ending Event Guide for complete tournament information such as schedules, housing locations, directions, meals (locations times, menu), special events (dance, Olympic town, healthy athletes), and local attractions for families.

Skating

All figure and speed skaters will compete at the Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games.  2020 SOCT Winter Games Overview

No Massachusetts based competitions are offered

Skating Forms

Skating Certification

  • Certification and re certification steps can be found on the Special Olympics MA resources page
  • All coaches are required to be a level one certified coach
  • Certification must be renewed every three years

Skating Resources

  • Special Olympics sport resource page
    • Links to Special Olympics International official sport rules, article one, coaching Special Olympics Athlete, athlete & coach development guides, coaches training guides
    • Unified Sports Information and tools such as: online certification course,  team assessment tools, coach guidelines, guidelines on meaningful involvement, overview of Unified Sports Models
  • Visit the Special Olympics Ma Resources for Coaches page for
    • Additional online sport resources
    • Unified Sports resources
    • Branding and Uniform Guidelines

Skiing

Skiing Season Overview

Skiing Registration Forms

Skiing Coach Certification

  • Certification and re certification steps can be found on the Special Olympics MA resources page
  • All coaches are required to be a level one certified coach
  • Certification must be renewed every three years
  • Head coaches need to have sport certification

Skiing Resources

  • Special Olympics sport resource page
    • Links to Special Olympics International official sport rules, article one, coaching Special Olympics Athlete, athlete & coach development guides, coaches training guides
  • Visit the Special Olympics Ma Resources for Coaches page for
    • Additional online sport resources
    • Unified Sports resources
    • Branding and Uniform Guidelines

Time Trails

Season Ending Tournament

Season Ending Tournaments

Please refer to the Season Ending Event Guide for complete tournament information such as schedules, housing locations, directions, meals (locations times, menu), special events (dance, Olympic town, healthy athletes), and local attractions for families.

Juniors Basketball Basketball Tournament

March 1st  St. Mark’s School, Southboro

Unified Sports Player Development Basketball Tournament

March 1st Fay School Southboro

Winter Games

  • March 7-8, 2020
  • Traditional Basketball & Unified Sports Basketball (Ages 16+)
  • Traditional Bowling & Unified Sports Bowling
  • Floor Hockey

Alpine Skiing

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