Young Athletes at Home
Young Boy walking through a living room.
Young Athletes offers families a collection of resources and activities for inclusive play at home.
Quick Tips
Quick Tips provide families with a framework for at home Young Athletes practice.
Quick Tips provide families with a framework for at home Young Athletes practice.
Quick Tips provide families with a framework for at home Young Athletes practice.
Young Athletes Family Flashcards
Fun and engaging flashcards for families to use at home to run Young Athletes activities.
Fun and engaging flashcards for families to use at home to run Young Athletes activities.
Fun and engaging flashcards for families to use at home to run Young Athletes activities.
Fun and engaging flashcards for families to use at home to run Young Athletes activities.
Fun and engaging flashcards for families to use at home to run Young Athletes activities.
Fun and engaging flashcards for families to use at home to run Young Athletes activities.
Fun and engaging flashcards for families to use at home to run Young Athletes activities.
Young Athletes at Home Guide
Guide for families and caregivers to continue at home the Young Athletes activities their child is doing in a school or community program.
Guide for families and caregivers to continue at home the Young Athletes activities their child is doing in a school or community program.
Guide for families and caregivers to continue at home the Young Athletes activities their child is doing in a school or community program.
Guide for families and caregivers to continue at home the Young Athletes activities their child is doing in a school or community program.
Guide for families and caregivers to continue at home the Young Athletes activities their child is doing in a school or community program.
Guide for families and caregivers to continue at home the Young Athletes activities their child is doing in a school or community program.
Videos and Printables
Young Athletes Activity Videos and At Home Printables for more fun!
Follow along with Coach Greg during your first Young Athletes at home practice session!
Video of activities that develop foundational skills, which help children become aware of themselves and their surroundings. Download additional printable resources to enhance playtime in the skill area: Booklet (PDF) | Card (PDF)

Gifs demonstrating Advanced Sports Skills (ZIP):
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Video that highlight different activities to improve walking and running skills. Download additional printable resources to enhance playtime in the skill area: Booklet (PDF) | Card (PDF)

Gifs demonstrating Walking and Running Skills (ZIP):
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Video that include activities, like Jumping High and Leaping Lizards, that focus on the core skill of balance. Download additional printable resources to enhance playtime in the skill area: Booklet (PDF) | Card (PDF)

Gifs demonstrating Balancing and Jumping Skills (ZIP):
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Video of activities that children use to stop a ball with their body or catch it with their hands. Download additional printable resources to enhance playtime in the skill area: Booklet (PDF) | Card (PDF)

Gifs demonstrating Kicking Skills (ZIP):
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Video that includes activities, like Train Tunnel and Target Practice, that focus on grip, release, aim and other important skills in throwing. Download additional printable resources to enhance playtime in the skill area: Booklet (PDF) | Card (PDF)

Gifs demonstrating Throwing Skills (ZIP):
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Video of activities that teach children how to hit a ball with their hand or an object. These skills develop hand-eye coordination. Download additional printable resources to enhance playtime in the skill area: Booklet (PDF) | Card (PDF)

Gifs demonstrating Striking Skills (ZIP):
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Video that includes activities, like Penalty Kick and Cone Dribble, that teach children how to kick a ball with their feet. Download additional printable resources to enhance playtime in the skill area: Booklet (PDF) | Card (PDF)

Gifs demonstrating Kicking Skills (ZIP):
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Video of activities that introduce children to basketball, football (soccer) and softball skills. Download additional printable resources to enhance playtime in the skill area: Booklet (PDF) | Card (PDF)

Gifs demonstrating Advanced Sports Skills (ZIP):
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Additional Resources for Inclusive Play at Home
Special Olympics Athlete Leaders from around the world have come together to showcase activities that Young Athletes can do at home.
Featuring 100+ young athletes representing 28 countries, this video promotes fitness and health by inspiring children and families with and without intellectual disabilities to warm-up, cool down and stay active as we transition more and more into remote and blended learning environments.
Complement your Young Athletes play with storytime. See our list of inclusive books and accompanying activities.
Use the Healthy Play at home poster to track your child’s daily activities
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Don’t have a Young Athletes kit at home? No problem. Follow this video to make your own kit!
Take a moment to breathe with this mindful activity.
Celebrate your child as they participate in Young Athletes at home.
Resources to Support Families During COVID-19
Mindful parenting strategies that can support mental health during this hectic time.
As you care for your loved ones, remember to care for yourself with these tips.
Play at Home Resources from Special Olympics Partners
Kids need play to stay active and engaged with one another, and to support families and teachers. We want to share our expertise to help keep kids engaged in play during this time.
With many schools being closed and kids at home, BOKS will share as many games and activities as possible to keep kids active and happy during this difficult time.
SHAPE America is dedicated to helping physical education and health education teachers across the country as many schools and school districts are moving to distance learning due to COVID-19.
Even with current social distancing recommendations, the importance of keeping active remains important for our overall health and immune systems. Hip Hop Public Health has, therefore, put together a collection of free, fun, standards-based dance breaks that encourage physical activity at home.
External Resources on COVID-19
Information for parents to keep themselves, their families, and their children with special health care needs safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Parenting for Lifelong Health provides open-access online parenting resources during COVID-19. We are working with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, the Internet of Good Things, USAID and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.