A group of Special Olympics Minnesota athletes aged 8-12 with two adult coaches

Unified Juniors is an extension of the Young Athletes program that focuses on a variety of sports specific skills that children can use in future sports team participation. Unified Juniors is for children ages 8-12 years old with and without intellectual disabilities.

Children can attend this program if there is not a Special Olympics team in their area, or they can join Unified Juniors in conjunction with a team.

Unified Juniors is meant to introduce children to the world of competitive sports in a gradual, fun and non-intimidating manner. Participants will gain knowledge of Special Olympics sports as well as the “Play Unified” movement.

Unified Juniors will focus on the following sports:


Michael Kane | Vice President of Program
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