Unified Track & Field State Championship

What Is IHSA State Unified Track And Field ?

High School Unified Track and Field is for teams that qualified from their regional Unified Track and Field competitions will compete at the IHSA State Unified Track and Field competition.

Coach Requirements

Each coach is required to be an approved SOILL coach having completed the Class A Registration process. This process includes two short online training (protective behaviors and concussion awareness) as well as a criminal background check. Click here to check if you have a valid Class A on file or to complete a new Class A online. This will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Head coaches are required to take the NFHS Unified Sports Training. This is a free online courseIt will take approximately one hour to complete. If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to create one. Upon completion you will be provided with a certificate. If you have completed the course in the last five years, your records are already on file.

Special Olympics Athlete Requirements

Each Special Olympics athlete will need to have a Special Olympics Illinois Medical Application on file.  This medical form is valid for three years from the physician signature. View this form here. A Special Olympics athlete is an individual with an intellectual disability. A Special Olympics athlete participating in Unified Basketball can participate until the day before their 22nd birthday as long as they are enrolled in your school.

Unified Partner Requirements

Each Unified Partner will need to go through the volunteer screening process for Unified Partners and Class A Volunteers. This process is entirely online. Please ensure that each partner selects that they are registered as a Unified Partner in the beginning to avoid having to repeat the process. Register here. There are two different online trainings required and the link will walk you through step by step. A Unified Partner is an individual without an intellectual disability that is enrolled in your school.

Competition Information

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Facility Information

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Event Details

Timeline and structure of the event will be updated once the event is finalized with IHSA.

Volunteer Information

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Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X. 


May 23 2024


8:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Eastern Illinois University O'Brien Field


Jonathan Frederick
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