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

Unified Partner Registration

WSP 2021 Fillable Form

Coaches Resources – April 2020

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

  • 2021 Spring Season – moved to VIRTUAL!

    Special Olympics Washington Status Update
    February 19th, 2021

    Special Olympics Washington staff, Area Leadership Teams, and volunteers are committed to
    providing as much opportunity for athletes to connect as we possibly can during this unique
    time. Please view below for major highlights and events happening now!

    Here are some updates related to our current and future seasons:

    Special Olympics Washington will remain virtual for the 2021 spring season and will not
    be hosting local, region or state events. No in-person training, practices, or
    gatherings of any kind are permitted.

    Because of your feedback we are approaching our virtual spring season and
    virtual competitions differently than we have the past three seasons. Rather than
    offering athletes opportunities to train and compete in a set of sports, we are rallying
    the greater Special Olympics Washington community – athletes, coaches, volunteers,
    Unified partners, sponsors, friends, and family – around a six-week training and
    competition program designed to keep everyone walking, rolling and running through
    May and June. This will allow us to raise critical funds to continue programming now
    and beyond the pandemic. It will be fun and engaging, and we cannot wait to tell you
    more about it soon. Stay tuned!

    2021 Summer Season 

    Special Olympics Washington Status Update
    March 30, 2021

    Special Olympics Washington is currently reviewing our “Return to Activities” phase
    plan to determine how we will allow participants to safely gather in small groups within
    their own communities. We will continue to work on our updated plan with the
    hopes to provide local in person for summer season. Summer in-person
    participation is not guaranteed. We will have more information on the status of Summer season
    and the State Summer Games the week of May 3.

    2021 Fall Season 


    2021-2022 Winter Season