Special Olympics Track & Field
...Come join our team...
Please read entire page before submitting registration
The sport of athletics encourages athletes of all abilities and ages to compete at their optimum level. Through the track-and-field-based athletics training program, participants can develop total fitness to compete in any sport. As with all Special Olympics sports, athletics offers athletes the opportunity to learn through skill development, competitive settings, and to be involved in large social settings.
Our planned track & field practice schedule is:
Saturdays: April 3rd, April 10th, April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, May 22nd, and June 5th and
Sundays: April 18th and May 16th
Practices will be held at the Middle Township Elementary School track at Memorial Field located off of Pacific Ave in Cape May Court House. Dates and times may vary as needed.
Athletes must be ages 8 and up. All registrations are on-line. Sorry no walk up registrations for Special Olympics Track & Field.
...We have a three step registration process this season...
STEP 1) Complete SONJ High Risk Waiver & Covid-19 Code of Conduct
SONJ Return to Activity Guidelines | Special Olympics New Jersey
Please FOLLOW THE ABOVE LINK to read the Special Olympics Return to Activities page AND SUBMIT THE High Risk Waiver & COVID-19 Code of Conduct Wavier
After you submit your waiver you will receive a confirmation email from SONJ...Please forward that confirmation email to Coach Daryl at email@example.com. It will help greatly. Thanks
STEP 2) Submit UT Challenger Sports on-line Registration
PLAYER ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE for 2021 UT Challenger Sports Track & Field
STEP 3) Be sure the player's Special Olympic 3 year medical is up to date and submitted to coach Daryl
Special Olympic physicals are good for three years. Follow the Special Olympic Medical form link for new players or those with expiring medicals. Up to date medical must be on file to participate.
SPECIAL OLYMPIC MEDICAL CLICK HERE
For questions contact Coach Daryl DiTroia at UTChallengerSports@gmail.com
Current Special Olympic medical will be required for practices and games
Covid-19 Spread Reduction Procedures
- Facemask will be required to be worn by all players, volunteers, coaches, and attendees, for the entire practice and games.
- All players, volunteers, coaches and attendees will have their temperature taken by an infrared body thermometer. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be eligible to participate and must leave the facility.
- All players, volunteers, coaches, and attendees are required to use hand sanitizer upon entering facility and anytime they leave and return.
- All players, volunteers, coaches, and attendees will be asked "Covid-19 Health Check Questionnaire". Anyone having symptoms in the past 72 hours will not be able to participate and must leave the facility.
- Any player, volunteer, coach or attendees that have tested positive for Covid-19 must provide a doctor clearance and negative Covid-19 test result before returning. Personal info will not be shared and will be kept private.
- Any player, volunteer, coach, or attendee that test positive for Covid-19 must report this to Coach Daryl of UT Challenger Sports. Personal info will not be shared and will be kept private.
- UT Challenger Sports will not be providing water or snacks. Athletes must bring their own.
Athletes will be training to get their best times and distances for the virtual Area 8 meet this year. Scores are due by May 7th. All of our Track & Field athletes will be invited to participate in the Summer Games which will be held regionally this year at a local track. Date and time for the regional meet is still TBA.
..Please note due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the Summer Games is still TBD...
...UPDATE Summer Games will only be held regionally this year...
Through qualification athletes will be invited to participate in the Special Olympics Summer Games. The Summer Games is a spectacular 3-day event in early June normally located at The College of NJ and surrounding locations. Prior to covid-19 athletes would be staying in the college dorm rooms with teammates and coaches (one coach per three athletes). Athletes would experience competition, sportsmanship, and many fun activities put together by Special Olympics NJ. The Summer Games is truly an amazing experience! Pictures and videos are available on our Facebook page.
...We will provide updates on the Area 8 meet and Summer Games as they are released to us...
...UPDATE disregard this section as the Summer Games will be held regionally...
Families will be able to find lodging in local hotel rooms and it is recommended that you book as early as possible. This is a large event and hotels get booked early.
This year athletes will also have the "Day Athlete" option in which the athlete may stay in over night accommodations off campus with family. Day Athletes must participate with the team at Opening Ceremonies and be at their events ahead of time or risk disqualification. Parents are required to discuss this option with Challenger Head Coach before the Stockton University meet.
USA GAMES 2022
USA Games are on for 2022 in Disney World to be held at The Wide World of Sports complex June 5-12. Athletes will be staying in the All Star resort complex in Disney World. This will interfere with the SONJ Summer Games as that date is scheduled for June 10-12.
Athletes will be invited to TRY OUT for Team NJ based on their 2019 Summer Game results. The try-out info is still being worked on. SONJ will be sending letters to those being invited to try-out for Team NJ.
Athletes will be responsible for and must be able to perform their own personal hygiene and independent self care responsibilities at the June 2020 Summer Games.
AVAILABLE TRACK EVENTS marked with *
AVAILABLE FIELD EVENTS marked with *
Athletes that do not receive services through DDD please use medical 4-17-2018 SONJ Participation Packet below.
Athletes that receive services through DDD please use medical 4-17-2018 SONJ Participation Packet For DDD below.
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