Played in just about every country, soccer’s success is because it can be played by boys, girls, men and women of just about any physical build and ability. Soccer (known throughout the rest of the world as “football”) requires very little in the way of specialized equipment and is played using simple, intuitive rules.
Did you know?
Soccer was introduced to Special Olympics North Carolina in 1984 through a demonstration at the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games.
- In 1989, soccer moved to the Fall Tournament and remains a popular fall sport.
- In 2014, a team from Special Olympics Wake County represented Team North Carolina at the USA Games in New Jersey. They placed first in the top division and left the Games with a complete shut-out; no team scored a goal on them for the entire tournament.
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Sport Development Teams (SDT) are responsible for assisting with local and state level programs and competition, educating coaches and officials, and promoting active engagement among athletes throughout the year. Click here for more information. Certified clinicians supplement the SDT by providing coaches training in their community.
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