Start a Young Athletes Program

Alberta Young Athletes

Special Olympics Alberta is excited to continue to expand our Young Athletes Programs across the province. We will supply you with many free resources when starting a program including program guides, equipment kits and training for all program leaders. 

We will work with you step by step to get a program started in your area.

If you are interested in starting a program please contact Riley McCaig: rmccaig@specialolympics.ab.ca or 780-415-0719.

The following are free resources that we provide when starting a program:

Active Start Guide

  • Geared towards individuals ages 2 - 6 with a focus on developing play through movement skills

Active Start @ Home Guide

  • A guide which parents can utilize to continue the program in their own home

FUNdamentals Guide

  • Geared towards individuals from ages 7 - 12 with a focus on foundations of advanced skills

FUNdamentals @ Home Guide

  • A guide which parents can utilize to continue the program in their own home

Young Athletes Nutrition Guide

  • This compliments both the Active Start and FUNdamentals guides and provides healthy recipes for athletes

Young Athletes equipment kits include:

  • Large and small hoops
  • Pylons
  • Soft sticky balls
  • Rods
  • Bean bags
  • Numbered place mats
  • Small paddles 
  • Plastic bricks
  • Foam balance beams
  • Scarves
  • Foam baseballs
  • Parachutes
  • Star shaped place mats
  • Baseball tees