The Young Athletes Program – A Special Olympics Program Focused on Fun

The Young Athletes Program was created in Rhode Island, to meet the physical and developmental needs of children, ages 2 ½ to 7, in the areas of physical activity and play, with an emphasis on sports skill development. The activities presented in the program are designed to develop the fundamental prerequisite skills to prepare athletes for future participation in sports.

The Young Athletes Program offers families the opportunity to share in the success of their future athlete. It provides an experience that will lead to an appreciation of fitness and sport for the whole family. Inclusive activities are encouraged to help promote social development. Most importantly, families will learn about the potential of their child through preparation for participation in sport.

Special Olympics North Kingstown will begin our spring Young Athletes program on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 – 11:00 in the back gym at North Kingstown High School. Please note the schedule below, as we will be practicing on some Saturdays and some Sundays this year.Sunday practices will be held from 2:00 – 2:45 at the track at NKHS. We will work on skills such as running, throwing, kicking, rolling, hand-eye coordination, following direction/a leader, and many other skills. As always, we welcome new athletes if you know anyone else who may like to have their child participate. Also, please be sure to check our website for any additional information (especially the URI Summer Games) and the calendar.

Saturday 4/18 (10:00-11:00, inside)
Saturday 4/25 (10:00-11:00, inside)
Saturday 5/2 (10:00-11:00, inside)
Sunday 5/10 (2:00-2:45, outside)
Sunday 5/17 (2:00-2:45, outside)


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