Young Athletes

Young Athletes

Come be a part of this exciting program through Special Olympics Illinois. The Young Athletes program is an innovative sports play program for children ages 2-9 with and without intellectual disabilities, designed to introduce them into the world of sports.


This program will prove enormously beneficial on multiple levels for your child including helping the children improve physically, cognitively and socially. This program is designed to address two specific levels of play. Level 1 includes physical activities focused on developing fundamental motor tracking and eye-hand coordination. Level 2 concentrates on the application of these physical activities through a sports skills activity program and developing skills consistent with Special Olympics sports play. The activities will consist of foundational skills, walking and running, balance and jumping, trapping and catching, throwing, striking, kicking and advanced skills. Siblings ages 2-7 of the participants are welcome to participate. We are very excited about this program and your family's participation!

Registration information available HERE  

A Special Olympics registration form will need to be completed for each participant and volunteer. We look forward to seeing you!

Questions?  Contact Sioban Stahl, HISRA, at [email protected] or 309.691.1929


Sessions are held at St. Philomena School gymnasium, 2816 N. Emery, Peoria from 3:00pm-4:00pm.