For parents / caregivers of younger children, ages 3 -
6, the Young Athletes Program will be starting on Wednesday, Sept. 11th,
4:30 - 5:30 pm, at the Marley Glen School in Glen Burnie. For more
see the flyer or contact
Janis Jank, firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about volunteer opportunities with our
program, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Kyle Hines
Coaches and assistant coaches must be at least 18 years old, and must
undergo a background check. Volunteers who assist at events or
practices may be younger than 18, but volunteers who are under 16 must
be supervised by a parent or guardian. Our next volunteer training
session will be Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 pm, at the Severna Park
This season, we have transitioned to three 12 week training
seasons for sports - Fall, Winter, and Spring. Note that we are
not competing in Tennis this Fall season - Tennis is a Spring season
sport in our program. SOMD decided to keep Powerlifting in the Fall Sports
To make information about our programs more available,
we have added contact email addresses for our head coaches to each
of the pages for our sports programs.
I wish to make athletes, parents, and caregivers aware
that after discussions with Special Olympics, Inc., and Special Olympics
North America, Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) will be enforcing age group
regulations for teams. The age
groupings that SOMD will use are 8 - 11, 12 - 15, 16 - 21, 22 -
39, 40 and over. Additional
groups may be possible in the 22 and over group, depending on the
numbers of adult participants. The regulatory article, Article 1
of the Sports Rules is available on Special Olympics USA's web site. See
Sports Rules, Article 1
for details (scroll down to Section H on page 7). Note that SOMD
has decided to subdivide the upper and lower age groupings for teams. SOMD has an explanation of and the underlying
rationale for the policy available on their web site. See the Explanation and Rationale
For Facebook fans, we have a group in Facebook -
Special Olympics Maryland, Anne Arundel County. See our
If you have any questions about our program, feel free to contact me, via phone, fax, e-mail,
or regular post, and I will respond as quickly as I can.
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Coaches should advise Gregg Meade or Pru Sahadeo when they plan to
begins. Teams 6:30 - 8 pm, Ridgeway Elementary. Skills
6 - 6:45 pm, Ruth Eason School. Mentors 6:45 - 7:30 pm,
Ruth Eason School.
Skiing - Alpine & Snowshoeing begins.6:30 -
8 pm, Ruth Eason School
SOMD Tenpin Tournament Bowl America Gaithersburg
begins.6 - 8 pm, Severna Park Lanes
16 SOAA Holiday Party 6 - 8:30 pm, Marley Middle