Oak Park River Forest High School Unified Soccer Skills
Soccer (football) is the world’s most popular sport. Athletes have the opportunity to compete in Individual Skills Competition which develops basic soccer skills.
As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.
Soccer Skills Events Offered in Illinois
- Individual Skills Events (Dribbling, Shooting, Run and Kick)
Oak Park River Forest High School Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their Unified Partners will compete in the three Soccer Skills offered.
Competition will take place on the Oak Park River Forest High School Football Field.
Athletes and Partners will check in at 6pm and be divided into 2 groups. Coaches will lead each group to each of the skill stations. Groups will rotate through all stations until everyone has completed each skill. Each skill station will have sanitation supplies.
Coaches will be given certificates of participation for each athlete and partner to be presented at a later time. There will not be an awards ceremony.
Athletes and Partners should plan to bring their own water, cleats and shin guards. School will provide balls, goals, and cones. Athletes and Partners should plan to dress accordingly for the weather. OPRF is providing goals, balls, tables, cones, and tents as we will be outside. SOILL will be providing additional cones and signage to promote the event.
No food or water will be provided.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the 50 person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in-person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.