Wylie ISD Special Olympics Teams
This team is a recreation team that participates in various sports throughout the year.
- Fall: Bowling or Flag Football
- Winter: Basketball
- Spring: Track and Field and Soccer
Benefits of Participation
There are many benefits to participating as an athlete with Special Olympics Texas:
- Physical exercise positively impacts health, mood and anxiety.
- Emphasis on sports training helps athletes maintain a healthy weight.
- Athletes participate in activities that enhance their self-esteem and help them see that they can achieve goals that they set for themselves.
- Athletes have many opportunities to make new friends and socialize in an environment that is accepting and encouraging.
- Travel opportunities allow athletes to gain life experiences and skills that will positively impact all areas of their lives.
To compete in Special Olympics, a person must be at least eight years old. Children at the age of six may begin a training program, but are not able to compete until the age of eight. A person must also be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following:
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Closely related developmental disability, which means having functional limitations in both general learning and in adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self-direction, or self-care. (includes autism)
Be sure to fill out an information form and contact your Wylie ISD Special Olympics Representative at 972-429-2378 or email.