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USA Games

USA Games 2017-03-22T16:30:47-05:00

July 1-6, 2018 | Seattle, WA

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Approximately 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will take part in the 2018 USA Games, a premier national Summer Games event showcasing the power and joy of sports at the highest levels. Competitions will be offered in both traditional and Unified play, bringing together the community to support and play side-by-side with our athletes.

While the Games will highlight competition, special events including Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athlete events and educational programs throughout the week will create an experience of a lifetime for all athletes, families and volunteers in attendance.

Special Olympics Minnesota received quota in the sports listed below. We’ve also provided a link to our coach application. The selection process for our 2018 USA Games delegation will be completed in phases throughout 2017. Please check back on this page in the coming months to see our progress!

Coach applications will be accepted now through May 21, 2017.
2018 USA Games coach application (PDF)
2018 USA Games coach flyer (PDF)

Quota: four females, four males, two coaches

Eligibility criteria: Athlete participated in 2017 Spring Games – Swimming. Athlete received a gold medal in a qualifying event. Qualifying events are 25M or longer without being a flotation, assisted or relay event.

Submission deadline for athlete information packet: May 21, 2017

Swimming eligibility list: Posted ASAP following Spring Games

Quota: four females, four males, two coaches

Eligibility criteria: Athlete participated in 2017 Summer Games – Athletics. Athlete received a gold medal in a qualifying event. Qualifying events are 100M or longer without being an assisted or relay event. In addition, we have one female athlete spot with a qualifying event being a 400M or longer walk, as well as one male athlete spot for an athlete who can complete the 100M run in under 13.44 seconds.

Submission deadline for athlete information packet: July 30, 2017

Athletics Eligibility list: Posted ASAP following Summer Games

Quota: One co-ed team, 3 coaches

Eligibility criteria: Athlete participated in 2017 Spring Games – Unified Basketball. Athlete’s team received a gold medal in a qualifying event. Qualifying event is Unified Full Court Basketball (Spring Games). Team must be High School age participants during the 17/18 school year.

Submission deadline for athlete information packet: May 21, 2017

Basketball eligibility list: Posted ASAP following Spring Games

Quota: One co-ed team, 3 coaches

Eligibility criteria: Athlete participated in 2016 State Flag Football Competition – Unified Flag Football. Athlete’s team received a gold medal in a qualifying event. Qualifying event was Unified Flag Football.

Submission deadline for athlete information packet: May 21, 2017

Flag Football eligibility list: Early April

Quota: four females, four males, two coaches

Eligibility criteria: Athlete participated in 2017 Fall Games – Bocce. Athlete received a gold medal in a qualifying event. Qualifying events are singles events only.

Submission deadline for athlete information packet: October 15, 2017

Bocce eligibility list: Posted ASAP following Fall Games

Quota: four females, four males, 2 coaches

Eligibility criteria: Athlete participated in 2016 State Bowling. Athlete received a gold medal in a qualifying event. Qualifying events were singles events only.

Submission deadline for athlete information packet: May 21, 2017

Bowling eligibility list: Early April

Quota: 4 males, 1 coach

Eligibility criteria: Athlete participated in 2017 Summer Games – Tennis. Athlete received a gold medal in a qualifying event. Qualifying events are singles events only.

Submission deadline for athlete information packet: July 30, 2017

Tennis eligibility list: Posted ASAP following Summer Games

Quota: four females, 1 coach

Eligibility criteria: Athlete participated in 2017 Summer Games – Artistic Gymnastics. Athlete received a gold medal in Level 1 or 2.

Submission deadline for athlete information packet: July 30, 2017

Artistic gymnastics eligibility list: Posted ASAP following Summer Games

CONTACT

Kelly Monicatti | Program Director
kelly.monicatti@somn.org | 763.270.7168