Bowling is one of the fastest growing Special Olympics sports. Events include: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles, 4-person team, Unified Sports Team, and Unified Sports Double.
Swimming is offered for many ranges of ages and ability. There is a wide array of swimming events offered. Swimming competition events are based on a variety of strokes. We also offers events for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic swimming skills.
We offer match play and we also offers individual skills competition, allowing athletes to train and compete in basic volleyball skills, including volleying, serving and passing. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team competition. Events include team competition, modified team competition, Unified Sports Team Competition, and Individual skills competition.
The golf program is designed to develop our athletes golf skills and enhance performance. This allows the athlete to achieve success in playing the game. Both in the community and on the course, Special Olympics athletes participating in golf have gained the respect of their golf peers.
Special Olympics powerlifting is more than squats, bench presses and deadlifts. It is about pushing our athletes to their limits. Its about perseverance and success. The athletes train hard to ensure success while in competition.
Events range from the 100-meter and hurdle events to the marathon, from the high jump to the long jump, shot put, relays and wheelchair events. We also offer individual events for athletes to acquire the skill to advance to match play.
Offered in our school programs @ Nansemond River High School (Tara Leyh 757-923-4101 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Lakeland High School (Collette Hunt 757-724-5146- (email@example.com ) during the Spring & Summer Season
Basketball is a favorite sport among Special Olympics Virginia athletes. We offer team competition and individual skills competition. Events include target pass, 10-meter dribble and spot shot. A player's final score is a total of their scores for each of these events.
Offered in our school programs @ Nansemond River High School (Tara Leyh 757-923-4101 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Lakeland High School (Collette Hunt 757-724-5146- (email@example.com ) during the Fall/Winter Season .
In addition to traditional singles and doubles events, we offer individual skills competition, allowing athletes to train and compete in basic tennis skills. Once the athlete as acquired the skill they advance to match play. Some of the skills include racket bounce, "ups," forehand volley, backhand ground stroke, serve-deuce court, serve-advantage court and alternating ground stroke with movement
Bocce is a game of great skill and strategy. The players are given points for the balls rolled closest to the pallina ball. Players also may throw at the pallina ball to move the target away from previously thrown boccia balls. Balls, including the pallina, can be displaced by the balls of other players. This game is played in singles and doubles.