Special Olympics

The Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) program with Greeley Recreation offers many opportunities for recreational and competitive sports participation for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. These include basketball, bowling, volleyball, swim team, soccer, track, and softball.

Throughout the year, each sport offering will be listed on this page. Be sure to view and complete the documents provided to be able to compete.

All athletes MUST have a current Special Olympics application on file to participate in regional and state competitions. Please fill out the Physical Exam Form, then fill out the online application.

Important documents:

Get Involved

A Unified team is made up of players with and without disabilities; “athletes” and “partners”.
Athlete: A player with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Partner: A player without a disability.

If you are interested in being a partner or volunteering to coach, please contact the AIR Coordinator, Kassi Decuir.

Sports Seasons

Winter (January – March)

  • Basketball

Spring (mid-March – June)

  • Swim Team
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field

Summer (June – August)

  • Softball
  • Bocce

Fall (August – November)

  • Bowling
  • Flag Football
  • Volleyball
Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.
Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Senior Assistance Fund.

Adult

Spring 2024

Special Olympics Swim Team

Join Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) for swim team practices as we prepare for the local Special Olympics Competition.

During practice, we will work on stroke development and swimming endurance. Practices will be held on Saturdays at the Greeley Recreation Center.

Registration

General Registration: February 5 – April 10
(Registration can be done in person at Greeley Recreation Center, Family FunPlex, or online at mygreeleyrec.com)

  • Program begins: March 2
  • Program ends: May 4

Practice held on Saturdays*
*no practice on March 30 and May 4

Descriptions

Lead-up Practice time is for swimmers ages 8-15 or any lead-up athletes. Lead-up events are for athletes who can’t swim 25 meters (one pool length) without stopping or need the assistance of a flotation device or another swimmer.

Traditional Practice is for athletes over the age of 15 who can swim one pool length independently.

Special Olympics Swim Team pays by practice, there is no cost to sign up, but there will be a $3 drop-in fee to be paid to the front desk upon arrival at the facility.

Learn more about financial assistance opportunities.

Sections

  • Lead-Up
    Age:
    8-15
    Practice Time:
    9-10 a.m.
    Fee: $21

  • Traditional
    Age:
    8+
    Practice Time:
    10-11 a.m.
    Fee: $21
  • Pay by Practice
    Age: 8
    +
    Practice Time:
    10-11 a.m.
    Fee: $3 drop-in fee paid to front desk each visit upon arrival

Location: Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Ave., Greeley 80631

Competition

Regionals: Sunday, May 5 at Mountain View Highschool, Loveland

State: June 7-9 at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

 Register

 

 

Special Olympics Track and Field

Join Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR) for track practices as we prepare for the local Special Olympics Competition. There will be running, walking, and wheelchair events available. Field events include Long Jump, Standing Long Jump, High Jump, Softball Throw, Tennis Ball Throw, Shot Put, and Mini-Javelin.

Registration

General Registration: February 5 – April 10
(Registration can be done in person at Greeley Recreation Center, Family FunPlex, or online at mygreeleyrec.com)

  • Program begins: April 3
  • Program ends: June 5

Practice held on Wednesdays

Sections

  • Age: 8-15
    Time: 5:15-6 p.m.
    Fee: $20
  • Age: 16+
    Time: 6-7 p.m.
    Fee: $25

Location: Greeley West High School Track, 2401 35th Ave, Greeley 80634

Competition

Regionals: Saturday, May 11 at Littleton Highschool, Littleton

State: June 7-9 at Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction

 Register

 

 

Unified Programs

“UNIFIED” – is a sports team that is made up of players with and without disabilities. These teams/leagues may work with rule additions and changes that support all players. Teams are made up of “athletes” and “partners.”

Athlete: A player on a unified team with a disability.
Partner: A player on a unified team without a disability.

 

AIR Unified Soccer

Unified Adult Soccer will practice Monday Nights. If team numbers allow, we will participate in the Regional Special Olympics Tournament in Denver.

Registration

February 5 – April 10

  • Program begins: April 1
  • Program ends: May 20

Practice held on Mondays

Sections

  • Age: 8-15
    Time: 5:15-6 p.m.
    Fee: $20
  • Age: 16+
    Time: 6-6:45 p.m.
    Fee: $25

Location: Sanborn Park, 2031 28th Ave, Greeley 80634

 Register

 

Contact

Kassi Decuir, CTRS, AIR Coordinator
Office: 970-350-9779
[email protected]

Youth

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Youth Assistance Fund.

50+

Financial assistance is available for those in need. Find out more about the Senior Assistance Fund.

Drop-In