2020 Unified Flag Football Season
Flag-football is part of Special Olympics Minnesota Unified Sports, which combines athletes with and without disabilities on the same team. By participating together, athletes and partners improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and overcome prejudices about intellectual disabilities. The Flag Football season runs from August to mid October.
As flag-football is a TEAM SPORT, be aware that once the teams are formed only those players who plan to participate in the scheduled tournaments will be able to participate in the softball program. This allows the teams to practice together as a “team”, which is essential to competition. (We do this for all team sports now!) We look forward to another great season of practices and tournaments!
Where and When
Begins in late August – Time and Location – TBA
Now would be a good time to make sure you will have an up-to-date application on file with Special Olympics of Minnesota when the season begins. This needs to be updated every three years and is required before you will be allowed to practice and compete.
As soon as we have information about this year’s Flag Football season we will post it here. Meanwhile, this would be a good time to make sure your Special Olympics’ Application is up-to-date. Remember – the entire application must be renewed every three years.
—Athletes who are beginning players or who are still learning, MUST have their staff/parents stay at the field with them throughout the practice for safety reasons.
—If we do not have enough volunteers/coaches, then parents/staff will be asked to assist with their athlete’s team, so that we have enough help to accommodate everyone who registers. If we do not get help from parents/staff, we will need to limit the number of participants in FB!
Teams will be arranged at practice
Remember that you must have an up-to-date application on file with Special Olympics of Minnesota before you will be allowed to practice and compete. This needs to be updated every three years. And make sure to check your calendar for conflicts before you register to complete.