WPI Young Athletes Program


We are excited to share that we are partnering with the Special Olympics Club at WPI to host a two week basketball skills program this spring season! Date, time and location information can be found below:

Dates: Sunday’s on April 24th and May 1st

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Location: WPI Sports & Recreation Center – 166 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA

Basketball is one of our Young Athletes (Level 2) activities. This can be a child’s next step in Special Olympics participation after they have gone through our Level 1, motor skill focused classes. Level 2 focuses on more sport specific skills and drills, and introduces young athletes to early game play concepts. Children ages 6-12 with and without intellectual disabilities are eligible to participate.

For this program, it’s important to note that WPI is requiring all participants and parents in attendance to provide a proof of vaccination or results of a  negative PCR test, 72 hours in advance of the event dates. Please plan to have that information ready to provide at check-in each week.  

We will be able to accommodate the first 15 registrations received for this program due to space and volunteer numbers. Please register through the form below:


WPI Young Athletes

Young Athlete Online Registration

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  • 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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