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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 Melissa Erdmann at merdmann@sosc.org or 562.502.1122.

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

San Pascual High School, San Diego
Down Syndrome Association of Orange County
Assistance League of Laguna Beach
OC SOSC Office, Santa Ana
Linfield Christian High School, Temecula
Joslyn Center, El Segundo
Professional Child Development Associates, Pasadena
North High School, Torrance
Montrose Church, Glendale
Pelona Vista Park, Palmdale
My Gym Valencia, Santa Clarita

SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS

Chula Vista Unified School District
Anaheim Unified High School District
Bellflower Unified School District
La Habra City School District
Los Angeles Unified School District
McFarland Unified School District
Murrieta Valley Unified School District
Newport Mesa Unified School District
Orange Unified School District
Paso Robles Joint Union School District
Rowland Unified School District
San Diego Unified School District
Santa Ana Unified School District
The Help Group
Upland Unified School District
Val Verde Unified School District

OUR SPONSORS

Hoag Foundation