Youth Athletes

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Young Athletes welcomes children and their families into the world of Special Olympics by showing how all children can be valued for their talents and abilities. The following section includes basic and introductory information on Young Athletes. This section also includes the Young Athletes Activity Guide, which provides activities to run Young Athletes in schools, communities and homes.

  • Young Athletes Activity Guide: This guide outlines instructions for running the games and activities in Young Athletes - English Arabic Chinese | French | Russian | Spanish English (printable)

  • Young Athletes Family Flashcards: Fun and engaging flashcards for families to use at home to run Young Athletes activities - English

  • Young Athlete Educator Flashcards: Flashcards for teachers to use in the classroom to support Young Athlete activities in building social emotional learning (SEL) skills - English

  • Young Athletes Coaches Training: Standardized resource for SO Programs to use in training new Young Athlete coaches in all three models of Young Athletes - English Spanish

See Special Olympics Resources for additional Young Athletes resources.