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Region D Soccer Skills and Team Competition – Park and Agency Divisions

What Is Soccer?

Soccer (football) is the world’s most popular sport. Athletes have the opportunity to compete on teams of seven 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. They are then eligible to advance to state championships at the Summer Games held in Normal in June.

Soccer Events Offered in Illinois

Traditional

  • Seven-on-seven team competition

Developmental

  • Individual skills events (dribbling, shooting, run and kick)

Competition Information

Individual Skills: All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete three basketball skills, dribbling, shooting, and run and kick.

Soccer teams competition consisting of a round robin tournament with teams of 7-15 players.

Facility Information

All fields are outdoors with bathrooms and porta-johns on site as well as parking

Event Details

  • Volunteer check in – 8:00 AM
  • Agency/Team check in – 8:30 AM
  • Competition begins – 9:00 AM
  • Awards immediately following competition
  • Competition ends around 2:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Awards

Final divisions are created prior to competition. Schedule is open for field assignments.

Concessions

Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio. Registered volunteers will also receive lunch.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state tournaments, 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 Twitter.  

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines. Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

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. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information.

Date

Apr 20 2024

Time

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

La Villita Park,
2800 S. Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Organizer

Caitlin Tipre
Phone
773-997-3828
Email
ctipre@soill.org

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Email
kmcfadden@soill.org
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
Phone
773-879-0034
Email
bcannon@soill.org
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