Southwest Region Sports

Southwest Region Sports

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Stephen Opland, Director of Sports and Competition, Interim Southwest Sr.  Region Manager

Alysanne Stack, Area Services Manager, West

General Resources:

Athlete Registration Medical Form (formerly known as AFP)

2020 NEW Unified-Partner-Form

Coaches Resources – April 2020

NEW- WSP- Background Check 

NEW Incident Report Form 2020

New FIS Helmet Regulations – Alpine & Snowboarding

Special Olympics Washington Healthy Food and Beverage Guidelines

Special Olympics Washington Healthy Food and Beverage Toolkit

Return-to-Play Resources:

UPDATED Winter 2021 SOWA-Return to Activities Timeline

In-Person Checklist-Return To Play

Athlete Self-Assessment-to-Determine Participation

COVID-19 Exposure Checklist

Return-to-Activities-Sport-Risk List-Winter-2021

Coaches Checklist for In Person Participation

Coaches-Requirements and Education COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources

2020-2021 Winter Season – moved to VIRTUAL!

Special Olympics Washington Status Update
October 16, 2020

Based on guidance we are receiving from the CDC, local health authorities and community partners,
the 2021 Winter Season will not include region- and state-level competitions.

Special Olympics Washington is re-assessing our “Return to Play” phase plan to determine if and how
we might allow participants to safely gather in small groups within their own communities. This has
not yet been decided. Any changes will come from your Area Director.

A decision for the 2021 Spring season events will be determined in February 2021. Area Directors will
be updated and will inform the rest of their Area.

FYI: A variety of exciting “competitive options” will be available during our upcoming VIRTUAL WINTER SEASON! The season begins on January 4, 2021 – sign up is scheduled to go live on November 30th. 


Virtual Winter Games-Offering Summary

2021 Winter Season Team Sign Up Form



2021 Spring Season (March 8-June 6)

Key Spring Season Dates

  • Spring Season Kickoff: Monday, March 8, 2021
    • Pre-Season Registration Due: March 17, 2021
    • Final Registration for Swimming & Athletics: April 6, 2021
    • Final Registration for Soccer & Powerlifting: April 20, 2021
    • State Registration & Final Registration for Cycling Due: May 11, 2021
  • 2021 Spring State Games: June 4-6 at PLU, KCAC & JBLM!

2021 Summer Season (June 7-August 22)

Key Summer Season Dates

  • Summer Season Kickoff: Monday June 7, 2021
    • Pre-Season Registration Due: June 16, 2021
    • Final Registration for Bocce, Softball & Golf: July 7,2021
    • State Registration Due: August 3, 2021
  • 2021 Summer State Games: August 20-22 in Everett!

2021 Fall Season (August 23-November 22)

Key Fall Season Dates

  • Fall Season Kickoff: Monday, August 23, 2021
    • Pre-Season Registration Due: September 1, 2021
    • Final Registration for Flag Football & Volleyball: September 29, 2021
    • Final Registration for Bowling: October 6, 2021
    • Final Registration for Gymnastics: October 20, 2021
    • State Registration Due: November 3, 2021
  • 2021 Fall State Games: November 19- 21 in Tri-Cities!

2021-2022 Winter Season

Key Winter Season Dates

  • Winter Season Kickoff: Monday, November 22, 2021
    • Pre-Season Registration Due: December 1, 2021