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State Floor Hockey Championships


 

What is State Floor Hockey?

State Floor Hockey is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the final competition for those participating in Floor Hockey. State Floor Hockey is hosted at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Competition

Floor Hockey is a stand alone competition and serves as a showcase for our floor hockey athletes to demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout the year. Everyone is encouraged to attend this premiere state tournament so make sure you don’t miss this great event!

Athletes may compete in team competition or Individual Skills. Individual skills will take place on Saturday starting at 9am. For team competition all teams need to arrive 15 minutes prior to game time to warm up and teams not ready to play within 10 minutes of the designated starting time will forfeit the game.

Volunteer

To register to volunteer for this event, please contact Brianna Beers at bbeers@soill.org or via phone at 847-845-6481.

Tentative Competition Times

All times listed below are tentative and subject to change once event specific schedules are determined. Times only reflect actual competition times and do not include time frames for coach meetings, weigh-in times, etc. For a final schedule please check the Supporting Documents section close to competition day.

  • Saturday, 8am – 4pm

Families

A family hospitality area will be available at the front lobby from 8:30am-12:30pm on Saturday. Please encourage family members to visit the Family Hospitality Area and register or check-in to let us know they are here. Family members can meet and visit with other families and receive information on what is new at Special Olympics Illinois and also have the opportunity to win a prize from the raffle. Most of all, they can have fun, relax and watch their athletes have a great experience.

Healthy Habits

SOILL will be offering Healthy Hearing and Healthy Habits Stations at State Floor Hockey. Various interactive stations will be set-up.  Athletes will have the opportunity to learn about proper hydration, game day nutrition, competition readiness/strong minds & warm-up/recovery techniques.

Be sure to stop by and check out this new initiative!

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony begins at 8:15am in the small gym.  All teams and spectators are encouraged to attend.

Souvenirs

Souvenir information coming soon!

Weather

In case of inclement weather, schedule changes or cancellations check the website here for updates. Check back 2 weeks before the event for Text Alert Subscription information.

Supporting Documents

2019 Floor Hockey Event Handbook Memo

Floor Hockey Agency List for Coach Proof

2019 Floor Hockey Event Handbook

 


State Flag Football


 

Avanti’s Dome: 3401 Griffin Ave, Pekin, IL 61554, USA

November 2-November 3

Nate Henry
309-888-2574
nhenry@soill.org

What is State Flag Football?

State Flag Football is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in Flag Football. State Flag Football is hosted at the Avanti’s Dome in Pekin.

Competition

State Flag Football is a stand-alone competition and serves as a showcase for our Flag Football athletes to demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout the year. Everyone is encouraged to attend this premiere state tournament so make sure you don’t miss this great event!

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles at our State Flag Football competition. Please click on the link below to check out all the available shifts and register to volunteer!
Volunteer SaturdayVolunteer Sunday

Tentative Competition Times

All times listed below are tentative and subject to change once event specific schedules are determined. Times only reflect actual competition times and do not include time frames for coach meetings, team registration, etc. For a final schedule please check the Supporting Documents section close to competition day.

  • Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will take place at the Avanti’s Dome on Saturday evening.  More details will be shared closer to the event date.

Families

Stop by the family registration located in the main lobby to receive you event packet and a raffle ticket for the FREE Raffle. Don’t forget to wear your credentials.  If you don’t have family credentials, you can order them at the event – these are FREE to families. Hours are as follows:

Hours:                       10:30am – 3:00pm

Souvenirs

Souvenirs will only be sold on Saturday. Souvenir hours are 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Items range from $1 to $55 and will include clothing and other traditional souvenir items. The vendor will sell State Flag Football Tournament specific t-shirts and sweatshirts.  Cash and most major credit cards will be accepted for souvenir sales.  CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.  Souvenir items are offered by Minerva Promotions and a percentage of sales are given to Special Olympics Illinois.

Receive 15% off of all preorders when you spend $50 or more.  You can save time and pre-order items and pick them up on-site.  If you want to personalize any items then you must pre-order them.  On-site customization is not offered at the tournament.  Please click here: (Flag Football Interactive Souvenir Flier Interactive SO FLAG FOOTBALL 2019 LINK or go to www.soillstatestore.com to view items and submit your preorder.

Weather

Please sign up for the text alert.  This alert will send you any last minute changes in the Flag Football schedule.  To register, please text FlagFootball to the number 844-393-0980.

In case of inclement weather, check the website at www.soill.org for schedule changes or cancellations.

Supporting Documents

2019 Flag Football Event Handbook Memo

2019 Flag Football Event Handbook

2019 Flag Football Agency List For Coach Proof

Flag Football Souvenir Flyer

Family Information 2019

Flag Football Map to venue

2019 Flag Football Menu

2019 Flag Football Agency List With Final Divisions

2019 Flag Football Schedule And Divisions

2019 Flag Football Schedule Memo

Flag Football Brackets


2019 Fall Games


 

What is Fall Games?

Fall Games is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those winning a gold medal at a local event in Volleyball and those participating in Equestrian. More than 700 athletes compete over this weekend and bring the joy of sport to Rockford!

Volleyball 2Location

SITE: Rockford, Illinois

  • Equestrian – BraveHearts at the Bergmann Centre, Poplar Grove
  • Volleyball – Harlem High School, Machesney Park

Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Volleyball venue on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and Sunday. If you are interested in volunteering click on one of the links below for the date you want to register for and you can sign up online. If you want to register for more then one shift, then once you are logged into our system you can pick the next date and venue from the drop down menu.

 

Volunteer Friday - Volleyball Set Up               Volunteer Saturday - Volleyball               Volunteer Sunday - Volleyball

 

Competition

Equestrian

Do you love horses? Then Equestrian is the sport for you. The Equestrian competition will be conducted at BraEquestrian 1veHearts at the Bergmann Centre in Poplar Grove. Athletes registered to compete in Dressage, English Equitation or Showmanship will compete on Saturday.  Stock Seat Equitation will compete on Saturday or Sunday. Those athletes registered for Working Trails will compete on Sunday. Equestrian patterns will be sent out at least 2 weeks before the competition

Volleyball

Volleyball is a fantastic sport to both watch and play. Special Olympics Illinois team competition brings the best teams in the state together in an exciting event.  Competition is offered for both traditional and Unified teams. Unified teams will participate in screening games prior to final divisions being determined. Games will start as scheduled and IHSA rules will govern all tournament play. Athletes competing in volleyball team competition will be required to wear appropriate attire. No jeans or jean shorts will be allowed.

Athletes may also compete in Volleyball skills. Skills competition will be on Saturday, at Harlem High School. Competition will begin at 9am on Saturday and awards will be presented after all skills competitions are completed. Athletes competing in skills will be required to wear appropriate attire. No jeans or jean shorts will be allowed for any athlete in skills competition.

Tentative Competition Times

All times listed below are tentative and subject to change once event specific schedules are determined. Times only reflect actual competition times and do not include time frames for coach meetings, weigh-in times, etc. For a final schedule please check the Supporting Documents section close to competition day.

Volleyball

  • Saturday, 9am-4pm
  • Sunday, 8am-3pm

Equestrian

  • Saturday, 8am-4pm
  • Sunday, 8am-4pm

Families

Families are always encouraged to attend Special Olympics Illinois events to watch their athletes compete. Families Registration/Hospitality is open for all families and family members attending the Fall Games competition. Families should stop by Families Registration at both the Volleyball and Equestrian venues to pick up an event packet, giveaway and free tickets for the family raffle. Local refreshments and donuts will also be available as well as visitors’ information for the Rockford area. Concessions will be available at Harlem High School for families to purchase snack and lunch items.

The hospitality areas will be open at the following times:

Saturday

  • OC 1Equestrian –  7:30am – 1:30pm
  • Volleyball –  8:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday

  • Equestrian – 7:30am – 11:00am
  • Volleyball – 7:30am – 11:00am

Families are also invited to attend the Family Dessert Reception immediately following Opening Ceremony from 7pm – 8:30pm at Harlem High School. We hope you will join us for some delicious desserts, snacks and fun while the athletes are enjoying the dance.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will start at 6:30pm on Saturday in the Harlem High School main gymnasium. Areas will be assigned seating in the main gymnasium. Agencies may begin seating for Opening Ceremony at 6pm as there is no parade of athletes at this event.

Dance 2Victory Dance

Everyone loves the victory dance and the Fall Games dance is especially fun thanks to all the athletes and coaches who come dressed in costume! This year the dance will take place at Harlem High School after Opening Ceremony on Saturday. The dance will be from 7-8:30pm in the main gymnasium. So make sure to wear your best dancing shoes and everyone is encouraged to come in costume if they so desire.

Souvenirs

Souvenirs will only be sold on Saturday at both venues. Items are sold at Harlem High School from 8:00am – 3:00pm and at the Equestrian venue 8:00am – 2:00pm.   Items range from $1 to $55 and will include clothing and other traditional souvenir items. Cash and most major credit cards will be accepted for souvenir sales.  CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.  Souvenir items are offered by Minerva Promotions and a percentage of sales are given to Special Olympics Illinois.

Receive 15% off of all preorders when you spend $50 or more.  You can save time and pre-order items and pick them up on-site.  If you want to personalize any items then you must pre-order them.  On-site customization is not offered at the tournament.  Please click here: (Fall Games Interactive Souvenir Flier  Interactive Souvenir Flier or go to www.soillstatestore.com to view items and submit your preorder.

Text Alerts & Event Status Updates

In case of inclement weather, schedule changes or cancellations check the website here for updates. Please sign up for the text alert.  This alert will send you any last minute changes in the Fall Games schedule.  To register, please text “FallGames” to the number 844-393-0980.


Supporting Documents