Train & Compete / programs

We offer year-round sport programs and competitive opportunities in many sports. Each program runs for a minimum of 12 weeks, at least once a week for a minimum of one hour.

We provide most equipment but some people like to use their own baseball bat or helmet, or have a 'lucky' hoop they want to bring with them. Contact the Head Coach directly with your equipment questions.

FUNdamentals multi-sport program is for athletes 7-11 years. Athletes must be 12 years to participate in other sport programs. Athletes must be 18 years to participate in power lifting.

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Summer Sports

5-Pin Bowling is a great team sport allowing athletes with a wide range of abilities to participate. The practices start with a warm-up to loosen muscles and increase strength. Athletes usually play three games and work on improving their personal best.

Athletics (track and field) includes a wide range of exciting events, including track, distance, field, long jump and shot put.

FUNdamentals provides young athletes (7-11 years) with an opportunity to learn sport-related motor skills such as running, jumping, throwing and kicking, with an atmosphere of fun and positive interaction. This program includes education in nutrition, physical fitness, an introduction to soccer, basketball and softball skills and the importance of family support in developing a healthy athlete.

Golf - Golf is a sport which involves focus, skill and an enjoyment of the outdoors. Along with range lessons athletes will be given the opportunity to play a round of golf. Clubs are provided, golf shoes are not required but the dress code must be adhered to. Registration is limited.

Rhythmic Gymnastics helps female athletes develop strength, flexibility, and artistry while keeping movements in time with music. Gymnasts may participate in floor exercises or use a variety of equipment including rope, hoop, ball, clubs or ribbon. All equipment and competition leotards are provided. In addition to the competitions our gymnasts may be given the opportunity to perform in displays (optional).

This program is currently divided into two sections:

  1. Competitive Group Athletes usually attend three competitions each year. There are opportunities to participate in Regional Meets as well as the Provincial, National and World Games. This training season runs from October to the end of April. Gymnasts will be provided the music, written routines, a DVD and can borrow equipment with the expectation that they will work on their routines at home.
  2. Pre-Competitive Group works primarily on skill development thorough routine building and enjoyable games. An opportunity to compete locally is provided. This training season runs from October to the end of February.

 

Soccer, an outdoor sport, is played Five-a-Side. Individual skills competition allows athletes to train and compete in basic soccer skills, including dribbling, shooting, and the run and kick.

Softball - Athletes play slow-pitch softball with 4 teams of approximately 12 players. The focus is on the development of softball skills such as hitting, base running, fielding, throwing & catching skills, with additional emphasis on positional play, teamwork, fitness and nutrition. Softball Canada slow-pitch rules are followed.

Swimming training and competitions are available in a variety of strokes and at a variety of levels.

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Winter Sports

Alpine Skiing is an exciting sport that challenges athletes' downhill racing ability and coordination

Club Fit provides athletes with an opportunity to be physically active and develop skills and confidence that can be used in other Special Olympics sports. In a positive and enjoyable environment, athletes participate in:

  • cardiovascular activities (walking/jogging and dance)
  • strength activities (exercise band activities)
  • sport skill development (bowling, tee-ball, soccer, and floor hockey)

People with a variety of fitness and skill levels participate in Club Fit; and athletes can participate in some of the activities sitting down if that is more comfortable.

Cross-country (Nordic) Skiing is a sport that promotes physical conditioning. Individual events range from the 100 meter race to the 10k.

Curling requires strategy, physical ability, and a true team effort. Athletes work in teams of four, in an attempt to place their rock closest to the center of a series of four rings called the house. The team with the most number of stones closest to the center is awarded points accordingly. Teams typically play eight ends and the team with the most points at the end is declared the winner.

Figure Skating features impressive feats of strength, precision, artistry, and the interpretation of rhythm and tempo of music through dance steps on the ice.The program is a competitive skating program and skaters must possess basic skating skills to join.

Figure skating is on of the few judged Special Olympics sports. Athletes can compete in Singles Competitions, Pair Skating and Ice Dancing. The program strives to follow the Skate Canada CanSkate and StarSkate curriculum.

Floor Hockey is adapted from the games of ice hockey and ringette and is the only winter team sport. Floor hockey is played in a rink surfaced with wood or concrete, not ice. Teams are composed of sic players, including a goalie. Athletes use wooden poles (without blades) as sticks and large felt discs with an open center as pucks.

Snowshoeing offers athletes an excellent cardiovascular workout. Individual events range from 100 metre to 1500 meter races.

Speed skating is a great sport that encourages physical fitness and endurance. Individuals begin with basic skating skills, including balance and flexibility then advance to comfort and speed on the ice. Races range from 111m to 1500m; it is a sport that is fun all levels and ages!

 

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