Unified Champion Schools Resources
below are resources for your ucs program. if there is anything else you need, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Important Unified Sports Dates
- Sports Resources
- Recruitment Videos
- Coach Requirements
- Athlete Forms
- Partner Forms
- Past Results
- Activity Reporting
- Youth Activation Committee
Unified Sports Inclusion recruitment video: Teammates and coaches talk about the power Unified Sports can have in building friendships at school and in the community.
Unified Sports Official recruitment video: Officials share their experiences on the role they play in ensuring fair and safe Unified Sports competition compared to the role staff play in managing player domination.
Unified Sports School Administrators recruitment video: The video provides elementary, middle and high school administrators an overview of Unified Sports, including the benefits a Unified Champion School can bring to their students and school community.
Unified Sports Teammates recruitment video: Teammates share their perspective on the value of Unified Sports, on the field expectations and off the field benefits.
No particular experience necessary. We are looking for passionate individuals willing to donate 1 day/week to coaching high school students after school. Teachers, paraeducators, soccer coaches should apply, as well as anyone else with an interest. All Coaches must meet coach requirements. Each school team needs a fully certified coach. We recommend each school have multiple coaches, including sports coach, staff liaison, and community volunteers. We do require each team to have one coach per sport who has completed the free, online NFHS Coaching Unified Sports course. Additionally, we encourage Staff Coaches to select Youth Leaders to lead teams as a service learning project:
- Member of NHS or Stuco, or like-minded individual
- Recruits students to participate and reminds students to turn in forms, go to practice, etc.
- Promotes league among student body to attend as fans in the stands
- Chooses other projects to lead in order to enhance school’s inclusive environment.
If a student already participates in Special Olympics, the forms may not be required for registration. Contact Chris Burt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 913-236-9290 Ext 107. Down Syndrome Information Down Syndrome form (if applicable) Formulario Medico / de Exoneracion Medical Addendum for Down syndrome Inscripcion del Atleta
A Unified Partner is a student without an intellectual disability. Partners in our Player-Development division act as mentors to athletes. As such, specific rules and guidelines are in place to ensure athletes have meaningful involvement in the competition. Learn more by reviewing the Player-Development Guidelines. Each partner must complete a Class A Volunteer & Unified Partner Registration Form.
We want to make sure that we are recognizing your entire Unified Champion School efforts. Please fill out this form for any Unified activitities that takes place at your school or organization outside of sports. These activities can include but are not limited to the following:
- Inclusive Pep Rally
- Inclusive Clubs
- Awareness Campaigns
- Student Led Fundraising
- Peer Buddies
Please note, to be considered for the Unified Champion School banner program, schools must engage in all three components of the UCS program. If there is any media associated with the event (i.e. newspaper article, website write-up or video) please send that to Chris Burt at email@example.com.
Special Olympics Kansas is looking for youth to join the movement as leaders. You will educate other youth that intellectual disabilities cross all boundaries of age, gender, religion and culture. Youth leaders help carry out Special Olympics mission and promote inclusive environments in their schools and communities. Find Out More
2020-21 Back to School Resources
Regardless of what it may look like for your schools and students this year, it is Back to School season!
With schools across the United States returning to learning in different ways, it is essential that there are adaptations available that help make Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® programming just as possible as before. When preparing for back to school, take a look at the below resources for tips on how schools can adapt to the “new normal” and ensure socially inclusive programming is still a priority.
Kansas Unified College Sports Opportunities
The Special Olympics Kansas Unified Champion School program is supported in part by the Kansas Coaches Association.