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Competitive Cheer

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This page draws together competitive cheer related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Competitive Cheer became a Recognized Sport in March 2019 and offers competition for both Special Olympics traditional and Unified teams. Athletes can show their spirit in Routine and Game Day events through four levels of competition.

A group of young female cheerleaders cheering on stage.

Competitive Cheer Coaching Resources

Coaching guide, rules and other materials for coaches

Additional Coaching Resources

General Coaching Information

How to become an excellent Special Olympics coach: videos, brochures and more covering coaching basics

General Sport Resources

Basic resources and information Special Olympics coaches need to be successful, including Sports Article 1, rules, fact sheets, materials on CD and DVD, quizzes and event-management guides.

All Sport Resources

Get rules, fact sheets, coaching guides, quizzes broken out for each sport, plus comprehensive information on coach development, athlete development and Unified Sports.