We have a spring and fall schedule similar to the regular or mainstream soccer programs. Each seasonal schedule is made up primarily of skills sessions which are run by the individual Club. A couple of tournaments are hosted by a few of the individual Clubs during each season as well. The premise of the skills sessions is to teach the children the game of soccer while at the same time providing them with an environment that is fun and pressure free. The Spring Season usually ends with a Barbeque in June while the Fall Season finishes with an Awards Dinner in late November or early December. Since the word “loser” is not a part of the vocabulary of the Special Children’s Soccer Program, every child / player receives an award at the tournaments and the season ending events.
Who can participate?
As such, any child with a severe auditory or visual impairment, orthopedic handicap, behavior deviations or mental retardation would benefit from a special sports program because he or she requires a special learning environment that is directed towards identifying and remediating their physical as well as cognitive deficits. This could include cerebral dysfunctions, impulse disorders, mental retardation, Down’s syndrome, physical handicaps, learning disabilities, Epilepsy, etc.