Special Olympics Wisconsin - Agency 7-05
Lakeland School offers a variety of athletic opportunities for our students to participate in the Special Olympics. We offer many sports during the school year and provide training and opportunity to compete in athletic competitions against other athletes with intellectual disabilities 8 years of age or older. Athletes train in their sport, compete at an area level, and may progress to the state level of competition. Information about competition forms, rules, and schedules for each sport can be found on each sport’s page.
Special Olympics Wisconsin is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our athletes, volunteers, coaches, officials, staff, and all that contribute to the success of our athletes in training and events. We have implemented a Return to Play plan in accordance with Wisconsin Department of Health Services data to determine phasing of practices and in-person competition.
Visit https://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/return-to-play-during-covid-19/ for current information. Email Lakeland School's Physical Education teachers for questions about school participation.
All updates for Special Olympics are available at https://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/.
Special Olympics UPDATE 03/27/2020
On Friday, March 20, we shared the decision to cancel all Special Olympics Wisconsin competitions and practices through May 31, 2020. We now feel it is necessary to extend this decision through the State Summer Games scheduled to take place June 4-6, 2020. Click here to read full announcement
Special Olympics UPDATE 03/20/2020
All Special Olympics Wisconsin competitions and practices through May 31, 2020, have been cancelled. Click here to read full announcement
In order to participate in Special Olympics Wisconsin’s program for Lakeland School, all athletes must submit the required paperwork.
Volleyball is the newest sport offered at Lakeland! Athletes benefit from the camaraderie of being on a team while the athletic training allows them to successfully serve and return the volleyball. MEDICAL DEADLINE - October 1st
Female athletes compete in up to four artistic events while males can compete in as many as three artistic events. MEDICAL DEADLINE - February 1st
Teams will compete against other agencies with a similar skill level at a number of area level tournaments as they seek to improve and make it to the state competition. MEDICAL DEADLINE - February 1st
Athletes compete in individual skills contests including shooting, dribbling, and passing. MEDICAL DEADLINE - February 1st
Athletes may compete in the downhill, slalom, and giant slalom events. Athletes with lower abilities can participate in the super glide event. MEDICAL DEADLINE - January 1st
Athletes are allowed to compete in a maximum of three events that could include two individual events and one relay, or one individual event and two relays. MEDICAL DEADLINE - January 1st
Relay events mirror those offered in other international competitions. Special Olympics offers walking events for athletes of lower ability at district competitions. MEDICAL DEADLINE - April 1st
Athletes can compete in running or field events, including relays, javelin, shot put, etc. MEDICAL DEADLINE - April 1st