YOUNG ATHLETES

Young Athletes™ (YA) serves 76,000 children nationally between the ages of 2 to 7 years old. It helps develop motor, social and cognitive skills with the help of active games, songs, an obstacle course and other activities. Along with the benefits to mental and physical growth, YA strengthens social and emotional development and provides a boost in family support.

HOW IT WORKS

The eight-week program provides a set of lessons through games and activities that focus on developing fitness, strength, body awareness, spatial concepts, adaptive skills (following directions, imitating motor movements), hand-eye coordination and visual tracking skills. In the process, the children become familiar with the Young Athletes equipment and routines. By the end of the program, the lessons provide athletes the chance to apply the skills developed to sports games.

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GET INVOLVED

For more information, please contact Maurisabel Quevedo at mquevedo@sosc.org or 562.502.1158.

Athlete

Get your child involved and support them on the road to a happier, healthier life.

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Volunteer

We are always looking for teachers or volunteers to implement the program. Training would be provided by
Special Olympics.

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Start a Program

Schools and community centers are welcome to reach out and serve as a host to YA.

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CURRENT PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Down Syndrome Association of Orange County
Harbor Day School, Corona Del Mar
Joslyn Center, El Segundo
Montrose Church, Glendale
Assistance League of Laguna Beach
Linfield Christian High School, Temecula
OC SOSC Office, Santa Ana
Pelona Vista Park, Palmdale
Professional Child Development Associates, Pasadena
Copley-Price YMCA, San Diego
San Pascual High School, Escondido

SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS

Anaheim City School District
Delano Unified School District
Head Start – Goleta and Santa Barbara
Los Angeles Unified School District
McFarland Unified School District
Montebello Unified School District
Newport Mesa Unified School District
Orange Unified School District
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Rowland Unified School District
Riverside Unified School District
San Diego Unified School District
Santa Ana Unified School District
The Help Group – Culver City and Sherman Oaks
Upland Unified School District

OUR SPONSORS

Hoag Foundation