Bridgewater – For those with developmental and intellectual disabilities ages 4 to young adult. A non-competitive and educational environment, with picture schedules, cheers and repetition to reinforce communication, aid in transition and increase task completion. For more information visit The Bridge Center’s programs page.
Marlborough – Unified Soccer Marlborough (Special Olympics Massachusetts). Ages 10 – 18. Tournament assessment will be required to play in the state tournament. For more information contact Jim Karami at Greater Marlboro Programs, Inc. 508-485-4227 x106
Malden Youth TOPSoccer. Malden. TOPSoccer is a nationwide program providing soccer based activities for players with physical and mental disabilities between ages of 4 and 20. TOPSoccer is designed for students of all abilities to learn how to play soccer at their own pace. All are welcome to join in. For more information contact us at email@example.com
Natick TOPSoccer. Community-based program designed to meet the needs of young athletes that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities in grades K-8. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Natick TOPSoccer.
Southborough – Unified Soccer: For Grades K-5. Soccer Drills, Games, Activities. Interested athletes and partners please contact email@example.com or 508-626-6080
Stow – Nashoba Unified Sports Soccer: Includes practices and games. This program pairs athletes with special needs with student volunteers and participants may attend some, or all or the sessions. Students from all local towns are welcome to participate. For more information contact Joan@ZooterGroupTutoring.com or 978 – 337 – 5132
Westborough Unified Sports – Special Olympics:Athletes with developmental disabilities play on a sports team with typically-developing peers. There are weekly practices, followed by a full-day weekend tournament. There is no cost to participate For additional information or to register, visit the Westboro Recreation Department or contact 508-870-9826 or firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-366-3066 email@example.com
Worcester Clark Unified Sports Inclusive Soccer – Free: Worcester. For ages 5-22 with special needs in the Worcester area. Clark Unified Sports, a local program of Special Olympics MA, has student volunteers from Clark University to promote inclusion while getting active and building confidence as part of a team. For more information visit Clark Unified Sports, look for the registration form under “join us”. Bring a completed copy to the first practice if your child has not been registered with Special Olympics MA in the past two years. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sudbury – Inclusive Power Soccer Sudbury: Non-competitive Pee-Wee Power Soccer program for kids ages 4-7. Power soccer is specifically designed for people that use power wheelchairs. Athletes will work on chair driving skills, communication skills, and power soccer skills while fostering camaraderie, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a non-competitive environment. Power soccer guards and balls will be provided-players must use their own wheelchair. Fees apply. For more information contact email@example.com or via phone at 978-639-3257
Franklin – Free Special-Needs Soccer Camp: Currently there is a waiting list for this program. For a child with an intellectual or physical disability, August 27th through August 30th. The camp is held indoors out of the sun and heat, in an air-conditioned facility. Participants can be from any town but must pre-register.For more information visit http://franklinsoccerschool.com/challengerform, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508.520.4070
Northborugh/Southborough Special Olympics Soccer Program. For grades K-5, Soccer Drills, Games, Team Building, Special Olympics Unified Sports Program. For more information email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northborough Recreation Department Soccer Stars Shine: Spring 2014. For ages 5-16, registration open at www.northboroughrecreation.com
Norwood – TOPS Challenger Soccer: Open to participants of all abilities aged 5 to 21 years. Anyone older may choose to participate as a Volunteer. Registration fee is only $10.00. Visit http://www.norwoodsoccer.com/ click on the “Challenger League” banner under “Programs” to register.
Worcester – Unified Sports Soccer: All ages and abilities with special needs join with typically-abled peers to play recreational sports. Non-competitive, no prior experience is required, all ages and abilities are welcome. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., September 8th to October 27th, 2013. For more information and the medical form to register, contact 978-793 3149, email@example.com, or Ana DelaTorre, 774-262-5956, firstname.lastname@example.org
Super Soccer Stars Shine: July 13th – August 24th, 2013, Saugus. For ages 6 -10 and 11 -15. This program that uses soccer as a vehicle to teach life skills to individuals with developmental disabilities with a curriculum, designed by licensed educators and therapists to promotes growth and development for each player. Focus is on Low player-to-coach ratio, classes simplify soccer into specific components while players work together to learn new skills, and Team-based activities to promote socialization and strengthen peer interactions. Fees apply. For more information contact the EMarc Summer Page or visit http://www.theemarc.org/
Northborough/Southborough Soccer – Special Olympics Unified Sports: April 27 – June 8th, 2013. For grades K – 5, Soccer Drills, Games, and Activities at Choate Field, Woodward School 28 Cordaville Road, Southborough. For more informationn contact email@example.com.
Tewksbury – LIAM Nation Special Ability Athletics: March 17th, 2013 Soccer Registration, Tewksbury VFW Post 814687 Vernon Street Tewksbury, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Special Ability Athletes do not have to be from Tewksbury. Athletes will need to bring a copy of their most recent physicals as part of the application process. Registration is free. For more information please contact 978.851.2724 or visit www.liamnation.org