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Unified Leagues

If you can play it as a team sport, you can make it Unified. Whether it’s a lunchtime pickup game, club based activity, or interscholastic league, how you play, is up to you.

TEAM PARTICIPATION OPTIONS

Recreation &
Player Development


Teammates may be of varying ages and ability levels. However, they must be engaged together on the same team in the activity and in a meaningful and appropriate manner.

Competitive
Teams


Teammates are of similar age and ability level. Develop league and championship play against other schools within the
same school district.

Unified
CIF


Leagues for high school students.

LEARN MORE

HOW TO GET STARTED
SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS

Coach

Get the Unified Sports® Knowledge

Allies

Find and work with your allies

  • Contact your Regional SOSC staff
  • Identify and establish student leaders
  • Identify key school administration, leadership and staff
  • General Physical Education classes can partner with Adapted Physical Education classes that occur during the same period
  • Unified/Inclusive Clubs can play during lunch, club-time, or after school
Share

Develop and share your plan

  • Schedule a meeting with school administration and Regional SOSC staff
  • Talk with on-campus clubs to gather interest
  • Determine what sports will be offered, how it will be presented, who will coach, and how teammates will be recruited.
  • Determine how it will be funded, if necessary, for items such as uniforms, transportation to/from games, etc.
Play

Create opportunities to train and play together

Cheer

Make it sustainable

  • Explore inclusive youth leadership and advocacy
  • Provide opportunities for whole school engagement
    • Find fun and innovative ways to fundraise for Special Olympics. Invite other students and clubs to participate.
    • Participate as “Fans in the Stands” at an event and cheer on your favorite team
Play

Create opportunities to train and play together

  • View the entire Student Guide (coming soon)