On The Field
(In Person)

We’re ready to get back in the game, but the health and safety of all members of Special Olympics New York is most important. Participation in our Summer Sports Season On the Field is completely optional, and we fully support anyone who is unable or uncomfortable returning. Please review our High Risk Fact Sheet to determine whether an in person return to activity is right for you.

Below you will find our summer sport offerings and guidance on how to proceed. 

  • Individual running events only (Phase 1)
  • Field events and relays eligible in Phase 2
  • Consider staggering athlete start times during training sessions when possible
  • Assign athletes to every other lane
  • Coaches, Volunteers, and/or Support Staff will wear medical gloves
  • Equipment must be sanitized before each exchange
  • Athletics Resource: https://www.usatf.org/covid19

  • Due to unique facility compliance considerations, regional leader must be consulted prior to participation
  • Athletes need to choose or use their own bowling ball
  • With Volunteer assistance, athletes should gather and sanitize their own ball between frames
  • Bowling Alley must meet protocol standards to ensure physical distancing (site visit encouraged)
  • Maximum 2 people per lane
  • Bowling Resource: https://www.bowl.com/USBCCOVID19Update/

  • Coaches, Volunteers, and/or Support Staff will wear medical gloves
  • All shared equipment needs to be sanitized in between each athlete
  • Consider staggering lesson or training times
  • Powerlifting Resource: https://www.usapowerlifting.com/covid-19-updates/

  • Maintain physical distancing at all times – maximum 2 people per lane
  • All relays excluded until further notice
  • Staggered use of locker rooms to maintain physical distance guidelines
  • Swimming Resource: https://www.usaswimming.org/home/covid-news

  • Skills only (Phase 1)
  • Serving, Forehand Volley, Backhand Volley, Forehand Ground stroke, backhand ground stroke, serve deuce court, serve advantage court, alternating ground strokes with movement
  • If tennis balls are handled by multiple athletes, they must be sanitized before each exchange; eg: aerosol spray can be used
  • If multiple courts present, set-up courts 10 feet apart
  • Tennis Resource: https://www.usta.com/en/home/usta-covid-19-updates.html

March 19th Summer Season Opens
June 15th Training Video & Photo Submissions Due
June 29th Summer Season Celebration*

*Final Results will be posted during the Virtual Summer Season Celebration

Step by Step Guide for Training Video & Photo Submissions