Unified Sports

UNIFIED TRAINING TOOLS & DOCUMENTS | Coaching and Information | Unified Sports Models | Player Information | Observer Sheets | BRANDING & MARKETING | Unified Sports and Play Unified | News and Stories | Photos and Videos | 1 Million Unified Teammates | UNIFIED SPORTS COMPETITION TOOLS | Competition Guides | ESPN PARTNERSHIP | UNIFIED SPORTS RESEARCH | Research | CAMP SHRIVER | UNIFIED SCHOOL RESOURCES

UNIFIED TRAINING TOOLS & DOCUMENTS

Access basic information on Unified Sports programming including definitions, coaches training, unified teammate guidelines and more!

Coaching and Information

Introduction and overview to implement Unified Sports on campus through campus recreation department

Unified Sports Models

Player Information

Observer Sheets

Document used to assist observers in watching and noting patterns of meaningful involvement amongst Unified Sports participants.

BRANDING & MARKETING

These guidelines explain how the Special Olympics Unified Sports® mark and assets should be used in branding and communications materials.

Unified Sports and Play Unified

  • All Branding Resources: All branding for Unified Sports and Play Unified including logos, guidelines, images and fonts.

News and Stories

Photos and Videos

Unified Sports Videos
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The inaugural Unity Cup Presented by Coca-Cola.
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The history and major programs – and how, Special Olympics is creating a world of inclusion and respect.
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Unified Sports is about playing together and appreciating players of all abilities.
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PSA created by Y&R advertising agency that promotes Play Unified.
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Special Olympics athletes asked complete strangers to play pick-up soccer and Play Unified.
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Promotional video used to recruit people to play unified.
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George and Kostas: Unified Sports helps people with intellectual disabilities and without on and off the court.
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Core principles of Unified Sports work in basketball.
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What it's like to be a Unified Sports football coach during Games.
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In-depth overview: Unified Sports competitive, player development and recreational models.
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1 Million Unified Teammates

  • Promo Package: Celebrating 1 Million + Teammates: Special Olympics now has more than 1 million Unified Sports teammates worldwide. The tool kit below is a package containing fact sheets, promo graphics, sample press release and an overview of the celebration plans.
  • MP4: Celebrating the 1 Million Mark: Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver and Maryland athlete Terrel Limerick share the big news: Special Olympics has hit our goal of getting more than 1 million athletes involved in Unified Sports.
  • YouTube: Celebrating the 1 Million Mark: Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver and Maryland athlete Terrel Limerick share the big news: Special Olympics has hit our goal of getting more than 1 million athletes involved in Unified Sports.

UNIFIED SPORTS COMPETITION TOOLS

Get information on how to incorporate Unified Sports competitions into your Games.

Competition Guides

  • Guidelines for Successful Unified Sports Competition: Guidelines for the quality of which coaches must conduct and take part in the process of ensuring a successful Unified Sports competition.
  • Unified Sports Competition Protocol: This is a formal protocol established for the 2015 World Summer Games that focuses on the process of educating and communicating to coaches and Heads of Delegations (HOD) on how meaningful involvement is defined and how Unified Sports teams are expected to perform.

UNIFIED SPORTS RESEARCH

Special Olympics is activating people to #PlayUnified. Share these resources demonstrating the many impacts of Unified Sports

Research

  • Unified Sports Research: Special Olympics is activating people to #PlayUnified in order to live unified. Share these resources demonstrating the many impacts of Unified Sports.
  • Research Resources: Research can be a powerful tool for special olympics programs interested in sharing the impact of their programming, encouraging others to get engaged, securing partnerships, informing legislative bodies and creating evidence-based programming. Learn more and share with your community. Attitudes Research | Sports Research | Young Athletes Research

CAMP SHRIVER

Camp Shriver is an inclusive Unified Sports® camp. The resources provided are designed to provide a Unified Sports experience for young people with and without intellectual disabilities.

  • Camp Shriver Resources: Camp Shriver is an inclusive Unified Sports® camp modeled after the original camp at the home of Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver as a precursor to Special Olympics. These camps are designed to provide a Unified Sports experience for young people with and without intellectual disabilities

UNIFIED SCHOOL RESOURCES

Find school-based resources aimed at developing Unified Sports at your school or University.

  • Unified School Resources: The Youth and School section serves as a portal for students, educators and Programs.