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UCS Playbook Resources

The following links are provided for educators, students, and Special Olympics Programs to get the most out of each Unified Champion Schools® Playbook and its contents and supplemental resources. This includes both the High School Playbook and the Middle Level Playbook. Each playbook is broken down into sections that, along with the additional resources, will assist your school in becoming and sustaining Unified Champion Schools status. Elementary School Playbook coming later this school year.

All Playbooks

All Playbooks

High School Playbook
Playbooks
Unified Champion Schools Playbooks for elementary, middle and high schools

High School Playbook

Introduction and Overview

High School Playbook Intro and Overview
This section is useful for those looking to understand social inclusion and how the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program connects with the work of schools.

Establishing Your Leadership Team

High School Playbook Establishing Leadership Team
This section is useful as adults and students begin to envision how the Unified Champion School program can be implemented and its impact on the school.
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Inclusive Youth Leadership Guidelines
This will provide more information on how adults can effectively nurture inclusive youth leadership.
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Youth Leadership Guide
This resource provides educators and students with effective leadership tools.

Assessments

High School Playbook Assessments
This section is useful as staff members begin to envision how the Unified Champion Schools program can be implemented and the impact it has on the school.

Implementation Guides

High School Playbook Implementation Guides
These guides are useful for students and adults to use as they plan and prepare for specific activities in working to implement the Unified Champion Schools program.
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NFHS Coaching Unified Sports Online Course
Find a free 90-minute online coaching course here.
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Special Olympics Unified Physical Education Resource
This contains information that can be used in physical education curriculum.
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Unified Sports- A Student's Guide
An overview that explains how students can bring Unified Sports to their schools.

Activities and Programs

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It's Our School Too!
Script for "It's Our School Too!" play for inclusive school performance.
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Mini Lesson: Taking Action to Become a Socially Inclusive School
The series of mini-lessons that can be used school-wide within a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework.
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Mini Lesson: Tolerating and Acceptance
The series of mini-lessons that can be used school-wide within a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework.
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Mini Lesson: Understanding Disability
The series of mini-lessons that can be used school-wide within a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework.

Middle School Playbook

Introduction and Overview

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Unified Champion Schools Middle Level Playbook
This resource will give you many tips and resources to make your school socially inclusive.

Establishing Your Leadership Team

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Inclusive Youth Leadership Guidelines
This will provide more information on how adults can effectively nurture inclusive youth leadership.
Female high school student making a speech in a packed gymnasium during a Unified Champion School banner recognition presentation.
Youth Leadership Guide
This resource provides educators and students with effective leadership tools.

Implementation Guides

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Inclusive Youth Leadership Guidelines
This will provide more information on how adults can effectively nurture inclusive youth leadership.
Group of students dancing in unison on stage wearing matching t-shirts.
It's Our School Too!
Script for "It's Our School Too!" play for inclusive school performance.
Two youth-aged females smiling and posing together in front of a rock climbing wall during a Unified Physical Education class.
Special Olympics Unified Physical Education Resource
This contains information that can be used in physical education curriculum.
Screen grab of NFHS Coaching Unified Sports Online Course containing the NFHS and Special Olympics Unified Sports logos.
NFHS Coaching Unified Sports Online Course
Find a free 90-minute online coaching course here.

Resources and Assessments

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Middle Level Playbook Resources and Assessments
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Inclusive Youth Leadership Guidelines
This will provide more information on how adults can effectively nurture inclusive youth leadership.
Two youth-aged females smiling and posing together in front of a rock climbing wall during a Unified Physical Education class.
Special Olympics Unified Physical Education Resource
This contains information that can be used in physical education curriculum.
Screen grab of the Unified Sports – A Student’s Guide cover page which contains two boys playing soccer.
Unified Sports- A Student's Guide
An overview that explains how students can bring Unified Sports to their schools.

Elementary School Playbook

Introduction and Overview

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Elementary School Playbook Introduction

Establishing Your Leadership Team

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Elementary School Playbook Establishing Your Leadership Team
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Inclusive Youth Leadership Guidelines
This will provide more information on how adults can effectively nurture inclusive youth leadership.

Implementation Guides

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Young Athletes in Unified Champion Schools
Overview of using the YA Activity Guide in Unified Champions Schools for US Programs.
Two youth-aged females smiling and posing together in front of a rock climbing wall during a Unified Physical Education class.
Special Olympics Unified Physical Education Resource
This contains information that can be used in physical education curriculum.

Resources

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Elementary School Playbook Resources
YA Activity Guide for Printing (English)
A high resolution file for printing the instructions for running the games and activities in Young Athletes.
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Young Athletes Resources
Get information, activities, downloads in various languages and more to promote and do the Young Athletes program.
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Young Athletes Curriculum (ZIP) in English
Young Athletes Curriculum lessons and resources (all 8-weeks included in one PDF). Resources are in English.