Spring Season Sports (March-June)

Spring is a busy sports season for SOBC offering fun and competition for everyone. These competitions are also part of the summer games that take place in June. Athletes, coaches and chaperones stay on the campus of Indiana State University for an exhaustingly fun weekend. You may participate even if you choose not to attend summer games. 

Track and Field includes a variety of choices, try everything and then choose your favorite events. Events include: 

    • Sprints and distance walking or running
    • Shotput, softball and javelin throw
    • Standing or running long jump
    • Running relays

Cycling offers both and long distance riding for traditional bikes and modified bikes such as three-wheelers. There is also tandem cycling where a Special Olympics athlete can ride with a non-athlete such as a family member or friend. Races are timed individually are not in a group format, making it safer and more comfortable for the athletes.

Swimming is a new event being added to our program. It is also an individual event based on times and offers a variety of events for all ability levels.

Tennis This sport is also offered for all ability levels. Using modified tennis balls and over-sized racquets or using standard equipment, athletes practice hitting and serving and can play with non-athlete partners or simply work to improve their skills.

Bocce Never heard of it, not a problem. We will teach you all you need to know! Bocce is an Italian game. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a palina. Bocce as a Special Olympics sport provides people with special needs the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence. Next to soccer and golf, bocce is the third most participated sport in the world.