Team Selection

It is the head coaches and Special Olympics staff’s decision as to who makes teams and for which cuts must be made. For team sports, we will only keep the number of athletes on a team that can reasonably play. If an athlete is cut from a team sport, we have other options for them to choose from. Criteria during tryouts include:

  • Does the athlete possess the basic skills required to successfully compete in the sport
  • Attitude
  • Response to authority figures
  • Attendance at tryouts
  • Coachability