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Winter 2011 - 2012
Sports Information Guide
The complete, official guide for coaches who are training athletes and preparing them for competition.
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Section A: Introduction
Section B: Coaching & Sports Training
Section C: Coaches Education
Section D: Sports
Section E: Competition
Section F: Policies & Insurance
Section G: Health & Safety
Appendix I: Sports Directory
Appendix II: SOPA Forms
Appendix III: State & Sectional Competitions
Appendix IV: Competition Formats
Appendix V: Sports Fact Sheets
On Special Olympics International website, you will find the rules listed by Summer and Winter Sports. Right Click on your sport and click Save Target As in order to save it to your hard drive.
2011 FALL SECTIONAL UPDATED SPORTS RULES AND
- All rules and any modifications thereof will be strictly adhered to according to the National Governing Body (NGB) in each sport and the most recent edition of the Official Special Olympics Summer Sports Rules found on the Special Olympics website at www.specialolympics.org.
- It is advised that these rules be followed for proper training of all athletes.
- Please click on the attachment to review a brief synopsis of updated rules or modifications to be followed in preparation for this year’s event.
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