Special Olympics Athlete Interest Form - New River Valley (Area 9)
Thank you for your interest! Special Olympics Athletes sign up on this page below for all programs active this season. If you are a Volunteer please go to: https://tinyurl.com/volunteer9area to sign up.


Under advisement from Special Olympics Inc. and in cooperation with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Special Olympics Virginia has released new guidelines for Return to activities.

Though we are currently in the significant risk level, we will be following guidelines to reduce risk and encouraging EVERYONE to get vaccinated against Covid 19. When a high percentage of vaccinated participants is achieved, we are able to do more sports, including team sports.

In order to create the safest environment for all participants a COVID-19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED for participation in winter indoor sports--INCLUDING BASKETBALL, BOWLING AND SWIMMING.

Due to the direct threat that COVID-19 poses to the health and safety of our athletes, there will be no exemptions or exceptions to this vaccine requirement. Your vaccination record must also be included with your form.

Masks and social distancing will be required. Only fully registered athletes and volunteers will be allowed in the activity areas. (Family members and spectators must remain in a separate area)

So let’s get ready to return to Special Olympics sports.
1. Make sure your medical and registration is current. Download a form here if you are new or your previous medical form is more than 3 years old: https://tinyurl.com/AthleteMedicalReleaseWaiver
2. Please complete the Covid Waiver form https://tinyurl.com/WaiverInfectiousDisease
3. Send a copy of your Covid 19 vaccination record to southwest@specialolympicsva.org. This record will be filed securely with your Special Olympics Medical forms.
4. If you had a positive Covid test, you must get written medical clearance from your doctor before you return to participate.
5. Sign up for the sports opportunities you are interested in. You MUST SIGN UP IN ADVANCE to be eligible to attend. We will confirm your registration.
6. Watch for more details in your email and see you at the first practice.

We look forward to seeing everyone as we safely to return to activities!

Unified Sports is an exciting inclusive program that brings together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities in a setting where all are challenged to improve their skills. Special Olympics in the NRV is offered in coordination with Virginia Tech Rec Sports, IDA of the NRV, Blacksburg and Christiansburg Parks and Recreation. All ability levels are welcome! All leagues need players. Join us!

BASKETBALL - Dec.-March.
SWIMMING - Sept-Nov.and Feb - April.
WALKING - Feb.- March.
TRACK & FIELD - March - April.
SOFTBALL - March - June
BOCCE- Sept-Nov
Downhill Skiing Dec-March

Info and updates, including INCLEMENT WEATHER MESSAGES can be found on our Facebook page "Special Olympics Virginia - Southwest" and group "Special Olympics Virginia Area 9". We encourage you to follow these pages, as often group emails might end up in spam folders. Check your spam folder, be sure to mark us as "not spam" so you can get important details. Remember if Montgomery schools are closed for inclement weather, the programs will not meet that day.

Dress appropriately for your sport because we will play the first date. (Volleyball and Basketball - court shoes and gym shorts. Swimming - swim suit and towel for the pool. Bowling - socks are needed.)

Please use the form below to let us know what programs you are interested in. We look forward to seeing you.
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