Virtual Practices, Competition, and Dance Party

Just because we can’t physically be together doesn’t mean that we can’t still exercise, train, party, and see our friends!
We will continue to have virtual practices every Sunday from 11 am to 12 pm until we can safely be together. Wear a Special Olympics t-shirt (if you have one), exercise clothing, and a smile. The Zoom Meeting ID is 386 628 027
Unfortunately, we will not have softball practices this year because the Parks Department is not issuing permits for ballfields. 😦  But, our Zoom practices will continue through the summer. We plan to start our bowling season in September.
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We have a new program called Sports Season at Home. Please join us for Sports Season At Home, a Fitness Competition for Champions! This event is a safe way to compete against fellow athletes from across the state. Athletes will train and compete At Home and come together virtually to celebrate their accomplishments. www.specialolympics-ny.org/sports-season-at-home  Athletes will need valid medical and consent forms to participate. If you want to train and compete, please contact specialolympics212@gmail.com.

Events Offered:

  1. Modified or Standard Pushup
  2. Standing Broad Jump
  3. Step or Push Race
  4. V Sit-up
  5. Step Shuttle Run
  6. Vertical Leap
  7. Ball dribble
  8. High Knee Step
  9. Line jump side to side
  10. Line jump front to back
  11. Stair step
  12. Planking

Train for Your Events: Athletes can train in all skills, achieving their personal best and will select up to 4 of their favorite events for competition. Coaches will submit registration with qualifying scores for divisioning and then final scores for competition. Athletes will earn recognition honors. The Training Guide is available here and competition registration will be available by email from specialolympics212@gmail.com.

Submit Your Results: As you’re training, keep track of your scores using the tracking sheet here. Once your training is complete you will submit your best event scores to your coach.

If you have any questions on the Sports Season At Home please contact talktous@nyso.org.

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FREE DANCE PARTY!

Dance your socks off with a virtual dance with Special Olympics New York on Thursday, June 18th at 6 pm. The party is free but there is a fundraising option where you can win a cool pair of socks and other neat stuff. For more information and to register, visit specialolympics-ny.org/socktacular!

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In addition, Special Olympics New York is providing a lot of terrific virtual training programs. Check out https://www.specialolympics-ny.org/virtual/

Weekly Live Workout- Friday at 11 AM

Every Friday at 11 AM, Special Olympics New York hosts a live webinar. For more information contact lcoyle@nyso.org

New health and fitness content is posted regularly to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/polarsony/.  Sport specific workout videos will be posted on the channel soon!

Athletes- join our Fit5NY Facebook Group and share photos of what you’re doing each day!

We have recently started to post sport-specific trainings that can safely be done at home with little or no equipment.  One of the first sports to be uploaded is powerlifting.  There is a series of 3 videos that have been posted.  Each workout focuses on one of the events for competition and is designed to be done once per week.

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKnpOoOOGp4 (focuses on squat)

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1k1-PQrGtY (focuses on bench press)

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wz-BkB14X0 (focuses on deadlift)