Soccer has emerged as one of the fastest growing sports in the Special Olympics North Carolina program, since its first demonstration at the 1984 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games.
SONC offers two types of soccer competition: individual skills and 5-on-5 team.
Individual skills competition allows Special Olympics athletes to develop sports skills in a competitive format designed to serve as a stepping stone to team competition. The indvidual skills offered for soccer are dribbling, shooting, and run-kick.
Athletes participating in traditional team play on a modified soccer field with a size 5 soccer ball.
Gaston County Soccer Invitational – September 23, 2017
SONC Gaston County will be hosting a Soccer Invitational at Gaston Day School, 2001 Gaston Day School Rd, Gastonia, NC 28056 on Saturday, September 23, 2017. This event is currently only open to counties near Gaston. The event will open to other counties if there is enough space.
The general schedule for the day:
8:15-8:45:Teams arrive/check in
8:45-9:00 Coaches meeting
9:00-3:00 Competition with lunch included
Lunch and water will be provided. First aid will be on site.
Registration is due by September 12th for participation.
SONC Fall Tournament will be held in Charlotte, November 3-5, 2017.
Sport Development Team
These volunteers advise SONC staff regarding sport rule modifications, competition and also train coaches in their sport! For more information on the athletics sport development team, contact one of the members below or Andrea Stamm, SONC staff liaison.
Howard Barber – SDT Director