Region C Soccer Skills – Traditional and Advanced
Soccer (football) is the world’s most popular sport. Athletes have the opportunity to compete on teams of 7 including a goalie, as well as 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.
Athletes in Illinois who participate in Soccer compete locally in Region Qualifying events.
Soccer Events Offered in Illinois
- 7-on-7 Team Competition
- Individual Skills Events (Dribbling, Shooting, Run and Kick)
Team Check-in beginning at: 9:45AM – Football Stadium
|Group Number||Team Name||Number of Athletes||Registration Time||Starting Skill||Rotate to|
|Group 1||SD 308||12||9:45AM||Traditional 1||(first open skill)|
|Group 2||Elmwood||2||9:50AM||Traditional 2||Traditional 3, then 1|
|Group 3||Hinsdale South||7||9:55AM||Advanced 1||(first open skill)|
|Group 4||Huskie Golf Academy||1||9:55AM||Advanced 2||Advanced 3, then 1|
9:45a-10a- Team Check-In ( see assigned time above)
10a- Teams report to first station
- Please plan to bring your own soccer balls, if you do not have any we will provide you with some.
- We ask that you keep your group together and separate from other agencies in between stations.
- Please instruct your athletes to dress for the weather – there is no indoor access.
- PPE’s will need to be worn throughout the event.
- Please be available to act as group leaders, escorting athletes from station to station when necessary. Coaches may also be used as shaggers, thank you !
At your designated time, please bring your team up to the temperature check point all together. All athletes and coaches will be screened and temperature checked prior to the start of the event. If anyone has a fever of 100.4 or higher, they will be given five minutes and then retested. If a fever is still present then that person will not be allowed to enter and compete. If that person has traveled with anyone else that whole group will not be allowed to enter as well. If your team is driving separate, please inform parents of a meeting place in the parking lot so your team can enter together.
Masks must be worn at all times where social distancing is not possible. We are encouraging PPE’s to be worn at all times during this event.
- Special Olympics will not be providing masks so it is up the agency and athletes to bring their own.
- For safety reasons Special Olympics will not have water on site, it is the agencies’ responsibility to inform athletes to bring their own well marked water bottle.
- Bathrooms will be available for use for athletes and coaches only.
- Spectators will not be allowed in the event space.
Awards- 2021 Region C Soccer Skills is non-qualifying. Athletes will receive an “award of excellence ribbon’ included in your coaches packet on the day of the event.
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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 in-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.