Updated on May 11, 2022
We look forward to welcoming athletes, Unified partners and coaches back to State Spring Games on June 17-19!
Read more about the postponement of our 2022 state cycling competition here.
We’re making some exciting changes to the structure of our summer season. Read the announcement here.
NEW: This summer, we look forward to training and expanded competition opportunities for bocce, golf, softball, and tennis. As we continue to navigate through the pandemic, we want to ensure athletes and coaches have a top-notch experience as we return to more in-person activities. To this end, we’ll be restructuring our summer season and rolling out initiatives to rebuild our local programming. These changes include:
- Opportunities to try new sports.
- To increase opportunities for athletes to compete in their communities, we’ll be offering “league play” for bocce, golf and softball. More information will be following shortly.
- So that more athletes have opportunities to compete on the local and regional level, we will not be hosting our State Summer Games. Instead, regionals will be pushed to mid-August and we’ll be enhancing them with additional activities to provide a similar experience to State Summer Games.
Read more about the upcoming changes to summer season here.
Athletes, parents and caregivers: please check with your coach or area director to confirm the specific sports that will be offered in your area during summer season.
Our return to in-person activities, including training and local/regional/state competitions, is subject to change based on developments with the COVID-19 pandemic and guidance from state and local health authorities. For more information, please contact email@example.com or call our Athlete Hotline at (206) 578-3335.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Announcements & Updates
- NEW Statement on Updated Masking Protocols (March 24, 2022)
- 2022 Spring Season Update (February 1, 2022)
- Special Olympics Washington Statement on Vaccine Mandates (Current as of November 2021)
COVID-19 General Resources for All
- Return To Activities – Resources for Sport Risk (2021)
- Code of Conduct and Waiver Form Addendum
- COVID-19 Resource Page – Center for Disease Control & Prevention
- COVID-19 Vaccine – Washington State Department of Health
- COVID-19 Testing – Washington State Department of Health
- COVID-19 Vaccine: Myth-vs-Fact
- What to do if exposed to COVID-19
- What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 – Identifying High-Risk Participants
- How to Wear a Face Mask
- Special Olympics Strong Minds Workbook & Mental Health Resource Guide
Paperwork & Forms
- Athlete Registration Packet (Current as of September 2021)
- Unified Partner Registration Packet (Current as of May 2021)
- COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct
- COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct and Risk Form (Spanish; June 2021)
- COVID-19 Waiver Form
- COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct Explainer Video
- Travel to Activity and Onsite Screening Video
- Coaching Adjustments Video
- Preparing the Venue Video
Frequently Asked Questions
- COVID-19 Vaccine and Screening Protocols
- Spring Season Risk Levels and Timeline **Coming soon**
- Spring Season Sports and Registration **Coming soon**
- Coaches Training**Coming soon**
- Sports Specific and On-Site Screening
- New Spring Season Return To Activities Guide (Current as of March 29, 2022)
- Spring Season Registration Packet (Current as of March 28, 2022)
- Fitness & Wellness Programs Webpage
- RTA Venue Signage
- COVID-19 Training in a Safe Environment
- Coaches Trainings
- Fundraising Return To Activities Guide (Current as of July 2021)
- Fundraising Return to Activities Approval Form
Wellness Coordinator Resources
- COVID Safety Training for Wellness Coordinators *Coming soon*
- Fitness & Wellness Programs Webpage