Young Athletes provides children, ages 2 – 7, with fun and engaging activities to stay fit and healthy. This is especially important while spending so much time indoors due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
Join Coach Greg, from Special Olympics New Jersey, for a Young Athletes play session that the entire family can enjoy. Feel free to follow along with the video straight through or stop and practice the activities at your own pace.
For more information about Young Athletes, visit our Young Athletes at Home Resources Page.
Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. Studies show that after two months of participation in Young Athletes, children with intellectual disabilities experienced a seven month gain in motor skills, representing an improvement at twice the rate of children with intellectual disabilities who have not participated in the program.