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RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES

Special Olympics Rhode Island is happy to announce that we will begin Phase 2 of our “Return to Play” programs.   All decisions for this phase continue to be made with the safety of our athletes, unified partners, families, coaches and volunteers in mind.  Our safety measures and protocols follow the recommendations and guidelines of Special Olympics, Inc., Center for Disease Control (CDC), Rhode Island Department of Health, the State of Rhode Island and the SORI Board of Directors and will be monitored throughout the season.  The health and safety of everyone involved with Special Olympics Rhode Island is our top priority, as it was in Phase 1.

During “Return to Play – Phase 2”, Special Olympics Rhode Island will be functioning under the Phase One COVID-19 guidelines for the sports being offered. All athletes will remain in Phase One for the sports/activities that they are participating in, unless it is deemed necessary to drop to a more restrictive stage.

Sports/Activities that will be offered during “Return to Play – Phase 2” will be Unified Basketball Skills Camp, Unified Bocce, Unified Corn Hole, Unified Hiking and “Workout Wednesdays” (a six-week dance program). Participation is completely optional and we respect, understand and fully support anyone who is unable to or uncomfortable returning to practice for the sports/activities being offered.

Additional information with specific guidelines for each sport being offered is provided below along with Return to Play Videos and Education Resources.

Any questions regarding our Return to Play Guidelines, please contact Chris Hopkins, Director of Programs at chris@specialolympicsri.org

WORKOUT WEDNESDAYS

The “Workout Wednesday” Fitness Program will be a virtual program offered via Zoom at 6:30pm.  Program will include 4 weeks each of Fit 5, Yoga and Dance.

Dates: August 19, 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11

Click here to register via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsde2hqzIrHdW93kNYO3BXurg-AucvzSSL

UNIFIED BOCCE

Unified Bocce Guidelines.

When: The program will start the week of October 12th and end the week of November 2nd.  Each participating team will decide on the day, time and location that they would like to practice.

UNIFIED BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP

Unified Basketball Skills Camp guidelines.

Dates:  10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Time: evening hours under the lights outside
Place: TBD

UNIFIED CORN HOLE

Unified Corn Hole Guidelines

When: The program will start the week of October 12 and end the week of November 2nd.  Each participating team will decide on the day, time and location that they would like to practice.

UNIFIED HIKING

Unified Hiking Guidelines

When: This program will start the week of October 12th and end the week of November 2nd.  Each participating team will decide on the day, time and location that they would like to practice.

CYCLING

Cycling Guidelines

Place: Quonset Point, North Kingstown
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Dates: September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 17, 24

Participants must be 16 or older, have experience and provide their own bike/tricycle and helmet.

 

TENNIS

Tennis Guidelines

Place: Domenic Cristofaro Park, 1100 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Dates: September 12, 19, 26: October 3, 17, 24

Participants must bring their own racket.  Tennis balls will be provided.

FLAG FOOTBALL SKILLS

Flag Football Skills Guidelines

Place: Burgess Field, Smithfield
Time: Sunday mornings – There will be three time slots (9am, 10am and 11am)
Dates: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 18, 25

The camp will work on skills, endurance, mental toughness, game strategy and most of all having fun while participating!

Coaches should email Casie Rhodes at casie@specialolympicsri.org by Friday, September 4th, if you would like to register your team for the Flag Football Skills Camp.