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Track & Field is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities both in school and in local communities. Athletes are trained to compete in all of the typical track & field event such as sprint and relay races, shotput, javelin, long jump and more!

Address
TBD
14510
Season
Summer, March - June
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Physical Fitness is a key to the ongoing health and success of every athlete. Special Olympics New York is proud to offer a variety of fitness clubs that keep athletes in shape in the off-season and bring teammates together to experience the mental and social benefits of being a Special Olympics athlete year-round.

Address
Golisano Autism Center
14620
Season
Summer
Days/Times
 
Suitable for Ages
16+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Open
Description

Basketball is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities. Our youngest athletes and beginners will learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the game before putting their skills to the test on the main court. Experienced players have opportunities to play challenging ball against other training clubs in their local community, across the state and on the national and world stages. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Address
Grand Island - Basketball
Season
Summer, March-June
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Bocce is a competitive team sport suitable for all ages and abilities. Originating in Italy, the goal of the game is to roll your team’s balls closest to the target ball, which is called the pallina. Bocce is a great sport for athletes who are new to Special Olympics to try, as it can be picked up quickly and offers a fun social atmosphere. Next to soccer and golf, bocce is the third most played sport in the world!

Address
Grand Island - Bocce
Season
Fall, July – October
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Open
Description

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in world and Special Olympics is no different. Our swimming offerings include competition in a variety of skills and events, from sprints to longer distances, relays and stroke-specific challenges.

 

Address
Grand Island - Swimming
Season
Summer, March – June
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Track & Field is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities both in school and in local communities. Athletes are trained to compete in all of the typical track & field event such as sprint and relay races, shotput, javelin, long jump and more!

Address
Grand Island HS, 1100 Ransom Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072
Season
Summer, March - June
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Bowling is a competitive individual and team sport where athletes try to knock down as many pins as possible. Bowling is considered to be among the most popular sports within Special Olympics because it is picked up relatively quickly by people of all ages and abilities, and it is one the primary Unified Sports offered in schools.

Address
1100 Ransom Rd, Grand Island NY
14072
Season
Summer, March - June
Days/Times
After School
Suitable for Ages
21 and Under
Contact:
716-580-3346
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Special Olympics golfers learn the basics of this sophisticated game as they prepare to compete as individuals, Unified pairs (alternate shot) or teams at the local, state, national and world level. Athletes participating in this golf may also have opportunities to medal in skills competitions. Special Olympics New York athletes, coaches and volunteers gain free access to the World Handicap System as part of our partnership with the New York State Golf Association.

Address
Ridgemont
14626
Season
Fall, July – October
Days/Times
 
Suitable for Ages
21+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Cross Country Skiing is offered as one of 4 Special Olympics snow sports, along with Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing. Cross Country competitors propel themselves across a relatively flat snow-covered terrain using skis and poles, working to cross the finish line in the fastest time. Grab you gear and let’s hit the slopes!

Address
various locations
 
Season
Winter, November – February
Days/Times
 
Suitable for Ages
 
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Equestrian requires balance, stability and a skilled communication between the horse and rider, all of which Special Olympics athletes will learn to acquire as part of our sophisticated Equestrian program. Participants have an opportunity to compete at the local, state, national and world levels.

Address
Great Strides
11953
Season
Fall, July – October
Days/Times
NA
Suitable for Ages
18+
Contact:
631-254-1467
Description

Basketball is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities. Our youngest athletes and beginners will learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the game before putting their skills to the test on the main court. Experienced players have opportunities to play challenging ball against other training clubs in their local community, across the state and on the national and world stages. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Based out of Rochester NY 15 years existed and 20 years of being a club.

Address
Golisano Training Center
14534
Season
Summer, March-June
Days/Times
evenings
Suitable for Ages
16+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Bocce is a competitive team sport suitable for all ages and abilities. Originating in Italy, the goal of the game is to roll your team’s balls closest to the target ball, which is called the pallina. Bocce is a great sport for athletes who are new to Special Olympics to try, as it can be picked up quickly and offers a fun social atmosphere. Next to soccer and golf, bocce is the third most played sport in the world!

Based out of Rochester NY 15 years existed and 20 years of being a club.

Address
Harris Whalen Park
14526
Season
Fall, July – October
Days/Times
evening
Suitable for Ages
16+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Bowling is a competitive individual and team sport where athletes try to knock down as many pins as possible. Bowling is considered to be among the most popular sports within Special Olympics because it is picked up relatively quickly by people of all ages and abilities, and it is one the primary Unified Sports offered in schools.

Address
Empire Lanes
14580
Season
Summer, March - June
Days/Times
Saturdays 9:30-11:30
Suitable for Ages
21+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Special Olympics golfers learn the basics of this sophisticated game as they prepare to compete as individuals, Unified pairs (alternate shot) or teams at the local, state, national and world level. Athletes participating in this golf may also have opportunities to medal in skills competitions. Special Olympics New York athletes, coaches and volunteers gain free access to the World Handicap System as part of our partnership with the New York State Golf Association.

Based out of Rochester NY 15 years existed and 20 years of being a club.

Address
Salmon Creek
14559
Season
Fall, July – October
Days/Times
evening
Suitable for Ages
16+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Snowshoeing is a signature Special Olympics sport for athletes of all ages and abilities, and one of our most popular winter offerings. Athletes are trained for competition at a variety of distances, racing to cross the finish line in the fastest time. Snowshoers are so committed to their sports that when there is no snow on the ground, athletes compete in the sand on beaches all across New York!

Address
Bishop Kearney HS
14617
Season
Winter, November - February
Suitable for Ages
21 and up
Contact:
585-586-7400
Description

Soccer is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played between two teams of 11 players each, including one goalkeeper, with the object of scoring more goals than the opposing team. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in individual skills and/or Unified team competitions.

Based out of Rochester NY 15 years existed and 20 years of being a club.

Address
 
 
Season
Fall, July – October
Days/Times
 evening
Suitable for Ages
16+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Softball is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played between two teams of up to 14 players, with the object of scoring more runs than the opposing team. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills competitions. Batters up; let’s play ball!

Based out of Rochester NY 15 years existed and 20 years of being a club.

Address
Bishop Kearney
14617
Season
Fall, July - October
Days/Times
evening
Suitable for Ages
16+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in world and Special Olympics is no different. Our swimming offerings include competition in a variety of skills and events, from sprints to longer distances, relays and stroke-specific challenges.

Based out of Rochester NY 15 years existed and 20 years of being a club.

 

Address
Eastridge HS
14622
Season
Summer, March – June
Days/Times
 evening
Suitable for Ages
16+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Track & Field is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities both in school and in local communities. Athletes are trained to compete in all of the typical track & field event such as sprint and relay races, shotput, javelin, long jump and more!

Based out of Rochester NY 15 years existed and 20 years of being a club.

Address
Golisano Training Center
14534
Season
Summer, March - June
Days/Times
evening
Suitable for Ages
16+
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Open
Description

Track & Field is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities both in school and in local communities. Athletes are trained to compete in all of the typical track & field event such as sprint and relay races, shotput, javelin, long jump and more!

Address
Greece CSD
14612
Season
Summer, March - June
Days/Times
in school
Suitable for Ages
School-Age
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

Basketball is one of the most popular Special Olympics sports, attracting athletes of all ages and abilities. Our youngest athletes and beginners will learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the game before putting their skills to the test on the main court. Experienced players have opportunities to play challenging ball against other training clubs in their local community, across the state and on the national and world stages. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in skills and/or Unified competitions.

Address
Greece CSD
14610
Season
Summer, March-June
Days/Times
After school
Suitable for Ages
School-Age
Contact:
585-586-7400
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Description

This training club competes in both volleyball and soccer.

Volleyball is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Athletes pick up the basic skills and fundamental knowledge rather quickly, and the game can be played almost anywhere, from the beach to a gym. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in individual skills and/or Unified team competitions.

Soccer is a signature Special Olympics team sport for athletes of all ages and abilities. Games are played between two teams of 11 players each, including one goalkeeper, with the object of scoring more goals than the opposing team. Athletes participating in this sport may also have opportunities to medal in individual skills and/or Unified team competitions.

Address
Greece community and senior center
14612
Season
Year-round
Days/Times
Mondays 5-6
Suitable for Ages
6-14
Contact:
585-586-7400
Description

Bowling is a competitive individual and team sport where athletes try to knock down as many pins as possible. Bowling is considered to be among the most popular sports within Special Olympics because it is picked up relatively quickly by people of all ages and abilities, and it is one the primary Unified Sports offered in schools.

Address
Guilderland HS
12085
Season
Summer, March - June
Days/Times
School Days
Suitable for Ages
15yrs-22yrs
Contact:
518-388-0790
Open/Closed for new registrants
Closed
Address
Guilderland High School, Gym Class, Guilderland, NY
12866
Season
Winter
Days/Times
School Days
Contact:
518-388-0790