ALPs University

Athlete Leadership Program is now being offered through a University style weekend. During this weekend, athletes will be able to select a specific leadership course related to an area of interest. Athletes and unified partners will learn, develop skills, and apply their knowledge in their teams and communities to benefit everyone.

Registration is now closed!

Sports Academy

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A unique opportunity for coaches to attend a day of in person Level 2 Wellness training, Positive Coaches Alliance (PCA) workshop: Positive Motivation: Getting the Best From Athletes course and participate in our Coach Input Council. This Academy is available to any new or returning coach, free! We encourage coaches to attend this day long training to further develop their coaching knowledge and techniques, experience high level training sessions from our SOMN clinicians, and build a network of fellow SOMN coaches.

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.

 

Tentative schedule

9:30 a.m. — Check in (Brushaber Commons)
10-11:30 a.m. — Positive Coaching Alliance training
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Lunch
12:45-2 p.m. — Level 2 wellness training
2-3 p.m. — Coach Input Council and wrap-up

EVHS Unified 5K

Join us for the first annual Unified 5K at Eastview High School. Proceeds from this family friendly event benefit SOMN and the EVHS Unified Club.

 

Area 5 Equestrian Competition

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Registration will be open until midnight on July 1st!
All paperwork must be turned in by midnight on July 8th.

Sports Specific Guidelines:
– Athletes may enter up to three events, but must choose either English or Western.
– Athletes must provide their own horses- there is no stabling available on the grounds.
-All horses must have a negative Coggins test.
– Open mounting and dis-mounting area is available.
-The mounting block is only accessible by stairs- there is no wheelchair ramp available for use.
-Proper footwear is required for all riders. Please consult the Special Olympics Official Equestrian Rules for proper footwear requirement.
-Helmets are required for all athletes.
-Bitless Bridles will be allowed- this is a change from previous years.
-Obstacle Course Pattern will be sent as a separate attachment- Note: This is the Obstacle Course Pattern for the Area Competition only.
-A lunch stand will be available with proceeds going to the Mounted Eagles Therapeutic Horsemanship Program.

Event List:
English Equitation
English Obstacle
Showmanship at Bridle
Showmanship at Halter
Western Equitation
Working Trails (Western Obstacle)

Tentative Schedule
7:30 a.m Delegation Registration
8:30 a.m. Coaches Meeting-Location TBD
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. Competition Begins

Awards will be presented after events conclude.

Area 10 Golf Competition

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Tentative schedule

3:30 p.m. – Skills competition begins
4:30 p.m. – Competition begins (3-hole & 9-hole)
5:45 p.m. – Ceremonies & dinner
Dinner will be provided as golfers finish.
Awards will be presented as divisions finish.
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Events offered

Individual skills
Traditional 3-hole
Traditional 9-hole
Unified alternate 3-hole
Unified alternate 9-hole
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50th Anniversary Commemorative Torch Run

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Help celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary with the Commemorative Torch Run! Participants can choose to run the entire 4 mile route or join for the last 2 miles. Participants will run in formation at a 15 minute mile (4 miles per hour) pace. The group will be led by a law enforcement officer and Special Olympics athlete carrying the Flame of Hope.

The route runs along Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago and ends in Soldier Field. This event is limited to the first 50 people, so don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Included in this event: transportation, lodging, registration and a Commemorative Torch Run dry-wick shirt.

You must raise $500 to attend.

Area 3 Equestrian Competition

July 22 @ 9:30 am 2:00 pm

Event list

Barrel Class
English Equitation
English Obstacle
Showmanship at Halter
Unified Drill Team
Western Equitation
Working Trails
Pole Weaving (available at Area, not at State)

Equestrian levels

A1: Can perform all class requirements of Walk, Trot/Jog, Canter/Lope. Independent riders only.
B1: Can perform all class requirements of Walk, Trot/Jog. Independent riders only.
B3: Can perform all class requirements of Walk, Trot/Jog supported.
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Sport specific guidelines: Equestrian

  • For the Fall Games State Competition, athletes may enter up to three events, but must choose either English or Western. At the Area 3 Competition, athletes can enter a total of five events.
  • Athletes must provide their own horse if registering for Showmanship and/or Unified Drill Team. Please let us know if you will be bringing your own horse or if you will need to use one provided by North Country R.I.D.E.
  • All horses must have a negative Coggins test.
  • An open mounting and dismounting area will be available. The mounting block is only accessible by stairs; there is no wheelchair ramp available for use.
  • Proper footwear is required for all riders. Please consult the Special Olympics Official Equestrian Rules for proper footwear requirement.
  • Helmets are required for all athletes.
  • Bitless bridles will be allowed. This is a change from previous years, though was allowed last year.
  • Showmanship at Halter and Showmanship at Bridle have been combined into one event. Please use the Showmanship at Halter event to enter athletes competing in this event.
  • All Trail Patterns will be sent as separate attachments.

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Details

Date:
July 22, 2018
Time:
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
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Organizer

Dani Druse
Phone:
763.270.7193
Email:
dani.druse@somn.org
180 Hatinen Rd
Esko, MN 55733 United States
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Area 3 Tennis Competition

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Event list

Short Court Individual Skills (ISC Level 1)
Individual Skills (ISC Level 2 or 3)
Short Court Singles (Match Level 2)
Singles (Match Level 3, 4, or 5)
Doubles (Match Level 3, 4, or 5)
Unified Doubles (Match Level 3, 4, or 5)

 

Tentative schedule

3:30-4 p.m. — Delegation Registration
4 p.m. — Coaches meeting (location TBD)
4:15 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies
4:30 p.m. — Competition begins: Individual Skills, Singles, Unified Doubles, Doubles
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Sport-specific guidelines

  • Athletes may participate in an Individual Skills event OR a Singles event, AND one Doubles Event.
  • Please use the 2017 SOMN Tennis Competition Levels to help determine which events and levels an athlete should be registered for. These levels are based on ball type and court size. The Competition Levels along with Qualifying Scores will be used in the divisioning process and will indicate which ball and court size will be used in competition.
  • At competitions, we will be using the low compression red felt balls rather than the foam balls for Individual Skills Level 1 and Short Court Singles Level 2. Per USTA recommendations, the red foam balls are recommended for practicing in a gymnasium, and the red felt balls are recommended when practicing and playing on a traditional tennis court.
  • For Unified Doubles teams, the expectation is that the athlete and unified partner train and compete together throughout the season. Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

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