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Please be advised - on this web site, we attempt to be as accurate as possible concerning the times, dates and locations for practices and activities.  When, due to circumstances beyond our control, an activity is canceled, rescheduled, or relocated at the last minute, the new information will be noted below as quickly as possible.  If you are dropping off an athlete for an activity, we strongly recommend that you confirm that activity on site before you depart. 

 

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Director's Corner


Congratulations to all our athletes that attended SOMD's Soccer State Championship Tournament in Fruitland at the Crown Sports Center.  SOMD has made the following request to attendees at the competition:


Below is a link to the 2017 Soccer Evaluation. The only way we can do better is getting feedback from our coaches, athletes, unified partners and family members. Please pass along to your families.
 

 


 

Our 5th Annual Bull Roast was a success on all levels.  The food was wonderful, plenty of winners, lots of money was raised, and, most importantly, everyone had a great time.  A number of first timers commented that they plan to return again next year.  A big "Thank you" to all of our donors, to all of the volunteers who contributed their time and effort, to our host, La Fountaine Bleue, and to all of the people who attended the event.  Without your support, we could not continue to run our program at this level.  Thank you again!
 


Please be advised that, new forms for athlete participation in any Special Olympics activities are required as the current forms expire.  The new form has 5 pages and requires that the physician complete the physical examination page, also, additional forms may be required now, depending on the athlete's situation.  These new forms are mandated by Special Olympics International.  The forms are available on our Forms page (link available at the top of the page).

Attention coaches! A copy of SOMD's incident reporting form is now available on the Forms page of our web site.  Please print copies and keep them on hand at practices and competitions.

One of out parents has posted a video featuring our tennis team on youtube.  Follow this link to watch and enjoy the video yourself:

SOAAC Tennis team video


For information about volunteer opportunities with our program, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Kyle Hines ( khinessoaamd@gmail.com ).  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.

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 here.

For Facebook fans, we have a group in Facebook - Special Olympics Maryland, Anne Arundel County.  Messages about upcoming events, last minute cancellations, and the start of our sports seasons will be posted here. Link to our Facebook Page here, and join our group!.

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.

Gregg Meade greggmeade@verizon.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coaches' training

Coaches should advise Gregg Meade or Pru Sahadeo when they plan to attend classes.

Volunteers' training links

All coaches and volunteers are required to complete Protective Behaviors training and Concussion training courses to be certified  as volunteers eligible to work with Special Olympics athletes, and this training must be completed every 3 years in order to remain certified volunteers.  Training classes are offered by Special Olympics AA County, usually at the Severna Park Library, notices are sent out by email to those registered with us above.  Or, you can take the courses on-line, using these links:
Protective Behaviors - http;//resources.specialolympics.org/protective_behaviors_training.aspx
Concussion Training - https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/

Current sports:
Cycling
Powerlifting
Tennis
Tenpin Bowling

November
1 Floor Hockey (Skills, Mentors) begins, Ruth Eason School. We are no longer offering Floor Hockey Team practices at Ridgeway Elementary School.
12 Southern Regional Tenpin Tournament, Bowl America Glen Burnie

December
3 SOMD Tenpin Bowling Tournament Bowl America Gaithersburg
5 Skiing - Alpine & Snowshoeing  Organizational meeting for both Alpine Skiing and Snowshoeing; 6:30 - 7:45 pm; Ruth Eason School
9 Snowshoeing practices begin. 9 - 10:15 am; USNA Stadium parking lot.
10 Basketball  Organizational meeting for all basketball teams starting at 2 pm.  Junior Skills and Skills athletes should not attend this meeting.  There will be team practice following the meeting.  2 - 5 pm; Severn School
10 Duckpin Bowling  begins; Severna Park Bowling Lanes; 6 - 8 pm
11 Basketball  First practice for Junior Skills and Skills athletes. Robert Stroud's team will also practice on Mondays.  Old Mill Middle South for all of these practices.  Team practice 6 - 7:15 pm; Junior Skills practice 6 - 7 pm; Skills practice 7 - 8 pm

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        greggmeade@verizon.net
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Last modified: 08/22/15