Region H-Soccer Tournament and Skills Competition
All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.
Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.
SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site.
Please check with your Region staff on the status of spectators attending competitions. The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the competition, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered athletes and coaches they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians if spectators will be allowed at this competition.
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What Is Soccer Team and Skills Competition?
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. They are then eligible to advance to state championships at the Summer games held in Normal in June.
Soccer Events Offered in Illinois
- 7-on-7 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 Bloomington, IL. in June.
Registration will be at 8:15am
Opening Ceremonies following the first game
Lunch will be available from 11-1
Skills will start at 10:30am
Awards will be awarded once each division is decided
We have use of the entire facility, three outdoor courts, restrooms, locker rooms, green space for skills, bleachers for seating, concessions and parking.
Final Divisions will be created after entries are received brackets and divisions will be sent out to coaches. Teams and skills athletes will receive medals and ribbons based on how they finish.
Please check back closer to the event for more information.
Coaches need to bring jerseys for athletes.
Teams and skills athletes will receive medals and ribbons based on how they finish.
Lunch will be provided for athletes coaches and volunteers. Concessions will be available.
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Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.