Special Olympics Unified Sports is a program that combines Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disability (Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Partners participate in Sports Training and competition alongside Special Olympics Athletes. Participation is seasonal for each sport. The expected commitment is two hours per week for eight weeks.
Special Olympics Athletes' and Unified Partners' Code Of Conduct
Special Olympics is committed to the highest ideals of sport and expects all athletes to honor sports and Special Olympics. All Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners agree to the following code:
I will practice good sportsmanship.
I will act in ways that bring respect to me, my coaches, my team, and Special Olympics.
I will not use bad language.
I will not swear or insult other persons.
I will not fight with other athletes, coaches, volunteers, or staff.
Training And Competition
I will train regularly.
I will learn and follow the rules of my sport.
I will listen to my coaches and the officials and ask questions when I do not understand.
I will always try my best during training, divisioning, and competitions.
Responsibility For My Actions
I will not make inappropriate or unwanted physical, verbal, or sexual advances on others.
I will not smoke in non-smoking areas.
I will not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs at Special Olympics events.
I will not take drugs for the purpose of improving my performance.
I will obey all laws and Special Olympics rules, the International Federation and the National Federation/Governing Body rules for my sport(s)
Rio Rancho Rockets
Special Olympics, Rio Rancho, NM
Special Olympics Rio Rancho is a delegation of Special Olympics New Mexico. We are a non-profit organization that provides athletic training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Our athletes enjoy camaraderie and gain a sense of pride and accomplishment through participating in our events.
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