Statewide Games

In the summer, fall and winter, qualifying Special Olympics athletes from throughout the state come together for Olympic-style competitions that recognize their effort and achievements.

In the summer, fall and winter, qualifying Special Olympics athletes from throughout the state come together for Olympic-style competitions that recognize their effort and achievements.

As the largest and most widely attended Special Olympics New York events each season, the State Games are an integral part of athletes’ training and goal-setting. For some athletes, they are stepping stones toward the USA Games and World Games, each held approximately every two years.

 

SPORTS SEASON At Home :
Although the statewide Games have been canceled due to COVID-19, the essence of competition lives on through our athletes and coaches. Please join us for Sports Season At Home, a Fitness Competition for Champions!

This event is a safe way to compete against your fellow athletes from across the state. You will train and compete At Home and come together virtually to celebrate your accomplishments.

 

 

Schedule:

  • May 18 – Season opens and At Home training begins
  • June 12 – Athlete registration and qualifying scores submitted
  • June 22 – Divisions Posted (here)
  • June 22 – Coaches submit Final Scores
  • June 30 – Final Results posted (here)

This statewide program provides credible “At Home” style training and competition for registered athletes in 12 sport and fitness events. Athletes will be supported by a coach and training club and represent their region. Athletes will need valid medical and consent forms to participate.

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 your coach & region.

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.

Celebrate!

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