Special Olympics Track & Field (Athletics)

Track & Field (Athletics) is very popular among our LEEP athletes. In Track & Field (Athletics) our athletes compete in different events including running, walking, wheelchair, throwing, and jumping events. It's a great team to join to improve your skills and learn more about Track & Field!
Below is some additional information...

2013 Information

Welcome Letter                          Area 9 Letter              State Letter                 Specific State Event Times

Forms and Fees

 

All athletes must have a LEEP Registration Form and Special Olympic Form on file at LEEP to participate. The Special Olympics form must be completed every three years. These forms can sometimes take time to complete because they do require a physician’s signature and athletes are not able to participate without them. If you are not sure if you have these forms completed, please call LEEP at 507-387-5122. All registration fees and membership fees must be paid by the FIRST day of practice, or athletes will receive a $5 late fee. Athletes will not be able to attend the Area Special Olympics Tournament unless their fees have been paid. If an athlete is having financial difficulties, LEEP does have some scholarship funds available.

Please contact Amanda at 507-387-5122.

What to Wear for Practice?

 

All athletes should be dressed and ready to start as soon as practice begins. We only have an hour each practice and don’t want to waste any time waiting for people who are late or not dressed. For the safety of the athletes, they should wear appropriate active clothing gear to practice with tennis/gym shoes that lace up.

Cancellations

 

Due to Minnesota’s unpredictable weather, LEEP is very cautious. Should we cancel a practice, we will leave a message on LEEP’s cancellation voicemail 507-387-9996 announcing any changes or cancellations. Please confirm practices before arriving to the facility. With this new policy athletes will no longer be receiving individual calls to be notified of cancelled practices!! All cancellation decisions will be made by 1pm on the day of practice. If ISD77 public school activities are canceled due to weather, all LEEP practices are also automatically cancelled.

Tournaments

Special Olympics Area Competition

 

The Area 9 Special Olympics competition is Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN. The tournament is not required however it is the only way for athletes to qualify for the State Tournament.

Special Olypmics State Competition

 

The State Competition for Special Olympics is held in late June. Unfortunately, not all athletes are eligible to attend the State Competition.

Other

 

Special Olympics practices are held at a school facility. Tobacco products are prohibited by Special Olympics and there is absolutely no smoking on school grounds. If you do feel the need to use these products, please do so before you arrive or after you leave the facility. Also, LEEP is not responsible for supervision of participants before or after designated practice times so it is important that your transportation rides are on time. Thank you!

If you have any questions please contact the LEEP Office 507-387-5122 or
by email at info@mankatoleep.org.

 

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