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: March 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, and June 1
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 and Communicable Disease Waiver.
Please upload vaccination card if completed.
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 and Communicable Disease Waiver. Also please upload the athlete's vaccination card if available.
STEP 2) Submit UT Challenger Sports on-line Registration
PLAYER ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE for 2024 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 (Participation Packet) link for new players or those with expiring medicals. Please print off the PDF option. 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 meets
Athletes will be training to get their best times and distances for the Area 8 meet this year planned to be held Sunday April 28th at Ocean City High School. Due date for times and distances is still TBA.
Through qualification athletes will be invited to participate in the Special Olympics Summer Games scheduled for June 7,8,9. The Summer Games is a spectacular 3-day event located at The College of NJ and surrounding locations. Athletes will 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.
Athletes will be allowed to stay in the college dorm rooms with teammates and coaches as overnight athletes (one coach/chaperone per three athletes).
Overnight Athletes will be responsible for and must be able to perform their own personal hygiene and independent self-care responsibilities.
This year athletes will also have the "Day Athlete" option in which the athlete may stay in overnight 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.
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.
Parents are required to discuss these lodging options with Challenger Head Coach before the Area 8 meet at Ocean City High School.
***We will not know which dorms overnight athletes are assigned to until May because of ongoing construction.
***We will need chaperones in order to have overnight athlete option. Max ratio is 3 athletes to 1 chaperone. Please let us know if you can be an overnight chaperone.
***Track and field is a Summer sport along with softball. Anyone planning to play on our softball team must participate with Softball at the Summer Games, but can participate in track practice and Area 8 track meet in OC.
Communicable Disease Spread Reduction Procedures
- Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 degrees should consider not participating.
- All players, volunteers, coaches, and attendees are recommended to use hand sanitizer upon entering facility and anytime they leave and return.
- Anyone having symptoms in the past 72 hours should inform the head coach
- Any player, volunteer, coach or attendees that have tested positive for Covid-19 may not participate for 5 days. 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.
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