Special Olympics of Texas - Team Mesquite

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Benefits of Participation

There are many benefits to participating as an athlete in Special Olympics of Texas - Team Mesquite:

  • Physical exercise positively impacts health, mood and anxiety.
  • Emphasis on sports training helps athletes maintain a healthy weight.
  • Athletes participate in activities that enhance their self-esteem and help them see that they can achieve goals that they set for themselves.
  • Athletes have many opportunities to make new friends and socialize in an environment that is accepting and encouraging.

Eligibility

To participate in Special Olympics of Texas - Team Mesquite, a person must be at least eight years old. Children at the age of six may begin a training program, but are not able to compete until the age of eight. A person must also be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following:

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Closely related development disability, which means having functional limitations in both general learning and in adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self-direction, or self-care.
  • All Athletes 8 & Up must have a current physical  

Enrollment

  • To enroll, complete an Athlete Enrollment/Medical Release Form and return it to 1515 N. Galloway
  • Coaches and Parent volunteers must get a background check with Mesquite Independent School District.


Contact Information

Tracy Smith snuffysmith745@aol.com 972-882-7704

Ricardo Mota rmota0422@cityofmesquite.com 972-216-6412

https://www.cityofmesquite.com/1607/Special-Olympics---Team-Mesquite



Special Olympics Sports 

Flag Football

Thursdays,  September 22 - November 3rd 

Beasley Park
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.



Volleyball

Tuesdays, October 11 - December 6

Dunford Recreation
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.



Basketball

Tuesdays, December 13 - February  21

location TBD
6:00 - 8 p.m.


Cycling

Saturdays,  November 19 - January 1

Poteet High School
11 a.m. - Noon