Region H Soccer Teams and Skills Competition
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 Summer Games held in Normal in June.
Soccer Events Offered in Illinois
- Seven-on-seven team competition.
- Individual skills events (dribbling, shooting, run and kick).
This event is a regional qualifier for soccer teams and skills athletes from Region F,G, H, I, J and K. The teams and skills athletes who receive a gold medal will advance to Summer Games in June.
Region H Soccer Tournament offering skills and team play for Regions F G H I J and K.
All gold medal winners will advance to Summer Games in Bloomington on June 7-9.
We have use of three soccer fields the main court where we will host skills. Parking and seating for both the skills and team play area will be available. Limited shade.
Registration: 8:00 AM
Games begin: 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremony: 10:15 AM
Skills begin after opening ceremony.
Please check back closer to the event for more information.
Water bottles are encouraged but water stations will also be available. Seating is available for team area only.
Awards will take place next to the concession stands.
Lunch is available from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for volunteers, coaches and registered athletes.
Concessions will be available for purchase as well.
Who We Are
About Special Olympics Illinois
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.
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