Unified Sports® Resources

The resources below are intended to help you activate Unified Sports® programs in your school. For more details on the Unified Sports® program, check out our Unified Sports® page.

Additional school program resources are available on our School Program Resources page. For other questions, please contact Nancy Morehouse, Senior Director of the Southwest Region & Unified Sports Specialist, at nmorehouse@specialolympicsva.org or 540.951.2918


NEW! Unified Sports® Online Course
This free, one-hour course is designed to explain Special Olympics Unified Sports and offer guidance on how to become a successful Unified Sports coach. Hosted by ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi, the course includes historical background, testimonials, tutorials and quizzes. 

NEW! Unified Sports® Video Series - The Unified Sports® video series is an accessible, easy to understand collection of informational videos; each video provides insight on the value of Unified Sports® and their respective roles on and off the field of play.

  • Unified Sports - Teammates: Teammates share their perspective on the value of Unified Sports, on the field expectations and off the field benefits.
  • Unified Sports - Officials: Officials share their experiences on the role they play in ensuring fair and safe Unified Sports competition compared to the role staff play in managing player domination.
  • Unified Sports & Inclusion: Teammates and coaches talk about the power Unified Sports can have in building friendships at school and in the community.

Unified Sports® in Schools Summary
This summary provides the who, what, why and how of Unified Sports in schools. 

Seven Criteria for Unified Sports® Success
When forming a Unified Sports team, keep these key points in mind so you can be the most effective.

Unified Sports® Coach Guidelines
This resource shares more details and guidance on what it means to be a Unified Sports coach.

Unified Sports® Meaningful Involvement
Learn how to optimize participation by all players (athletes and partners) and avoid player dominance.

Comparison Between Competitive and Player Development Models
Unified Sports can be fun for everyone when all coaches and players understand the philosophy of the league. Learn about the differences between competitive and player development Unified Sports models.

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For additional school resources and details on other Special Olympics' school programs, visit our School Program Resources page.

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Champions Together Resources

Visit our Champions Together Resources page for Champions Together student activation resources and administrative forms.

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