Beyond Sports

Young Athletes

Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth.

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Calling all children ages 2-10! Special Olympics Tennessee presents Young Athletes Summer Camp. This fully inclusive camp welcomes children with and without disabilities for sports, music and movement, arts, and story time activites. Camp will be held June 30-July 2, 8:30-noon at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Camp is free and space is limited, so use the link below to sign up now:
https://specialolympicstn.kindful.com/register/young-athletes-summer-camp-2021
Each camper must have a parent or guardian on-site for the duration of the camp. COVID-19 protocols will be followed, including a mask requirement for adults while on campus (masks are not required for campers). A snack will be provided each day, but campers should bring a water bottle clearly marked with their name.
Questions about camp? Contact Stacie Marshall, smarshall@specialolympicstn.org.

Children ages 2 to 7 enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports and to the world of Special Olympics. The children learn new things, play and have lots of fun!

The skills developed using the Young Athletes curriculum prepare children to transition to Special Olympics sports teams and competition settings once they reach the age of 8.

The Young Athletes program is flexible and can be offered in a school or community setting, as well as by parents at home.

To get involved, email Stacie Marshall at smarshall@specialolmypicstn.org