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Special Olympics New York Western Region Newsletter

Special Olympics New York
Western Region Newsletter
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T-Shirt Contest
Best in the West
Advancement Criteria
Online Forms
Upcoming Events
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March 19 2010
Welcome back to the Western Region Program Report
This week:
Good luck to all athletes participating in the Western Central Local Basketball Competition! Athletes are competing in skills and team.
Coming Up:
State Games Demand Case Surveys are due NO LATER than Monday, March 29th.
Late submissions will not be accepted.
A roster and updated medical/consent forms must be on file.
Although specific athlete names are not being asked, please ensure you will be able to register alternates as well.
Teams will not be allowed to register without alternates
The Demand Case Survey Form can be found at the online file folder
*Please contact me if you have difficulty accessing the form or need the form emailed directly to you
New Online File Folder!
We have a new online file folder to access documents!
In addition to the Special Olympics New York website, this site will serve as a resource for coaches, volunteers, athletes, friends and family to learn about what is going on in the Western Region and retrieve documents such as a medical/consent form and registration forms for events
Check out the new site here! (make sure to bookmark it)
This site will be more accessible to those who may have firewalls or blocks on their computers.
Special Olympics Storms the Capitol
Not exactly, but this week Special Olympics New York Global Messengers gathered in Albany to celebrate our 40th anniversary and raise awareness of the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign.
Representatives from across the state met to celebrate.
Athlete Jen Yost represented the Western Region and met personally with local representatives.
WR Hill Day 3.10
Special Olympics New York Global Messengers Raymell Temaungil and Jennifer Yost (front row); along with Laurie Kennedy, Regional Director (on right); Shelby Baker, Director of Program (on left) pose with Senator Stachowski on March 17th at Capitol Hill Day in Albany.
Anniversary Art Contest
Celebrating 40 Years!

Open to all Special Olympics New York Athletes

Coaches- please pass this information along to your athletes

Submit your logo design and it could be featured on the 2010 State Summer Games t-shirts sold at the merchandise tent during the Games in June.

The winner will receive a personalized Special Olympics New York jacket!

CONTEST RULES

1. SUBMIT ONE DRAWING

2. DRAWING MUST HAVE THICK LINES AND NO SHADOWS

SUBMIT DRAWINGS TO THE WESTERN REGION OFFICE

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS APRIL 30, 2010

* A flyer for the contest can be foun on the online file folder
Best in the West

Check here for tips, updates and reminders so that every coach, volunteer and fan can be the

***Best in the West***

Show your pride and let everyone know where you are from!
Coach short sleeve polos are available for sale
through the Western Region office,
Coach certification must be up to date.

coach polo

Prices:
S-XL - $15
XXL - $16
XXXL - $17
Please contact the office to order a shirt.
State Games Advancement Criteria
Reminder...
Teams must participate in the highest level of competition offered for the respective sport and any lower/local competitions as well.
Example: To be eligible to attend Summer Games, a swimmer must have attended the Super Regional Aquatics competition on May 1st at UB.
If a local or regional competition is the highest level of competition available, then these are qualifying competitions for state games.
Accessing Documents/Forms
The online file folder will be discontinued soon as we make all flyers, registration forms and other documents accessible through:
*The Special Olympics New York site HERE
-Here, you will need to click on the individual event to access the forms
*The new online file folder HERE
-Here, you will be able to access many forms outside of event specific documents and keep up to date with announcements, deadlines and other useful information and links.
Upcoming Events
Western Central Local Basketball
Location: Clearfield Community Center
Date: Saturday, March 20th
Link to Event Packet
Western Central Local Aquatics
Location: University at Buffalo Natatorium
Date: Saturday, March 27th
Western Regional Basketball
Location: Buffalo Niagara Court Center, West Seneca
Date: Saturday, April 24th
Registration deadline: Monday, April 5th
Super Regional Aquatics
Location: University at Buffalo Alumni Arena
Date: Saturday, May 1st
Registration deadline: Monday, April 12th
Link to Event Flyer and Registration Form
Super Regional Volleyball
Location: Buffalo Niagara Court Center, West Seneca
Date: Saturday, May 15th
Registration deadline: April 26th
Link to Event Flyer and Registration Form

Shelby Baker
Director of Program
Special Olympics New York
Western Region
716-580-3346 - office
716-580-3941 - fax

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March 31 2010

 

Welcome back to the Western Region Program Report

 

April is almost here!  Watch out for April fool's jokes tomorrow!

 

 

Coming up:

Registrations for the Regional Basketball Competition on April 24th are due THIS MONDAY, the 5th.  Registration forms can be found either at the online file folder (link below) or from the Special Olympics New York Western Region calendar of events page.  Please contact me ASAP if you will not make this deadline. 

 

Medical/Consent Forms

Please read below in regards to information about medical/consent forms

 

T-Shirt Contest

Please remind any athletes about the summer games t-shirt contest.  Details are below.  The flyer can be found on the new online file folder.

 

Please check out the New Online File Folder!

We have a new online file folder to access documents!

 

In addition to the Special Olympics New York website, this site will serve as a resource for coaches, volunteers, athletes, friends and family to learn about what is going on in the Western Region and retrieve documents such as a medical/consent form and registration forms for events

Check out the new site here! (make sure to bookmark it)

This site will be more accessible to those who may have firewalls or blocks on their computers.

 

Please use this site as a resource to access important information or just check to see what is going on!

Medical and Consent Forms

 

*I have been receiving medical/consent forms that are not completely filled out.  Incomplete forms are not considered valid.  Please review each form received before it is submitted to the regional office.  Please review the medical/consent policy:

 

·                    Eligible individuals register for Special Olympics training by completing the Medical Release and Consent form.  Forms are available from the Regional Office.
 
·                     A valid form must be completed in full.  The Athlete's full name, not a Nickname, must be identified.  Always be sure to list the Primary Training Club and Agency.
 
·                     Medical Release and Consent Forms are valid for up to three (3) years from the date of the doctor's signature.
 
·                     Training Club Head Coaches must review, update and maintain the Medical and Consent records.  One copy must be submitted to the Regional Office and a second must be retained by the Training Club Head Coach.  It is recommended that the training club retain a Xerox copy of the original primary completed form.
 
·                     Medical and Consent forms must travel with the athletes to all training practices and competitions.  In the event of an injury these records must be made available for Medical Personnel.
 
·                     Valid Medical Release and Consent forms are required by Special Olympics for all training and competition.  Athletes with out valid Medical & Consent forms will not be permitted to train or compete.

 

Anniversary Art Contest

Celebrating 40 Years!

Open to all Special Olympics New York Athletes

Coaches- please pass this information along to your athletes

Submit your logo design and it could be featured on the 2010 State Summer Games t-shirts sold at the merchandise tent during the Games in June.

The winner will receive a personalized Special Olympics New York jacket!

CONTEST RULES

1. SUBMIT ONE DRAWING

2. DRAWING MUST HAVE THICK LINES AND NO SHADOWS

SUBMIT DRAWINGS TO THE WESTERN REGION OFFICE

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS APRIL 30, 2010

* A flyer for the contest can be foun on the online file folder

 

Best in the West

Check here for tips, updates and reminders so that every coach, volunteer and fan can be the

***Best in the West***

 As you may know, Special Olympics Sport Rules are based off of the governing body of each individual sport.  In addition to the Special Olympics sport rules, you can find great information and resources by going to the website of each governing body.  You may be asking yourself, there are sometimes several governing bodies to a sport, which one does Special Olympics use?

 

The following is a list of the organizations that govern

Special Olympics NEW YORK sports:

 

Athletics USA Track & Field www.usatf.org
Aquatics USA Swimming www.usswim.org
Basketball National Federation of State High School Associations http://www.nfshsa.org/rules-basketball.htm
Bocce World Bocce Association www.worldbocce.org
Bowling USA Bowling www.bowl.com
Cycling USA Cycling www.usacycling.org
Equestrian United States Equestrian Team www.uset.org
Figure Skating United States Figure Skating Association www.usfsa.org
Golf United States Golf Association www.usga.org
Gymnastics USA Gymnastics www.usa-gymnastics.org
Powerlifting USA Powerlifting www.adfpa.com
Roller Skating USA Roller Skating www.rollersports.org
Speed Skating USA Speedskating www.usspeedskating.org
Skiing (Alpine) United States Ski Team www.ussa.org
Soccer USA Soccer www.ussoccer.coc
Softball Amateur Softball Association www.softball.org
Volleyball USA Volleyball www.usavolleyball.org

 

State Games Advancement Criteria

Reminder...

 

Teams must participate in the highest level of competition offered for the respective sport and any lower/local competitions as well.

 

Example: To be eligible to attend Summer Games, a swimmer must have attended the Super Regional Aquatics competition on May 1st at UB.

 

If a local or regional competition is the highest level of competition available, then these are qualifying competitions for state games.

 

Accessing Documents/Forms

The online file folder will be discontinued soon as we make all flyers, registration forms and other documents accessible through:

*The Special Olympics New York site  HERE  

   -Here, you will need to click on the individual event to access the forms

*The new online file folder  HERE  

   -Here, you will be able to access many forms outside of event specific documents and keep up to date with announcements, deadlines and other useful information and links.

 

Upcoming Events

Western Regional Basketball

Location: Buffalo Niagara Court Center, West Seneca

Date: Saturday, April 24th

Registration deadline: Monday, April 5th


Super Regional Aquatics
Location: University at Buffalo Alumni Arena
Date: Saturday, May 1st
Registration deadline: Monday, April 12th
Link to Event Flyer and Registration Form

 

Western South Local Track and Field

Location: Strider Field, Jamestown

Date: Tuesday, May 11th

 

Super Regional Volleyball
Location: Buffalo Niagara Court Center, West Seneca
Date: Saturday, May 15th
Registration deadline: April 26th

Link to Event Flyer and Registration Form 

 

Western South Local Track and Field

Location: SUNY Fredonia

Date: Wednesday, May 19th

 

Allegany Invitational

Location: Allegany-Limestone school

Date: Friday, May 21st

 

Western Central Spring Games

Location: Sweet Home High School

Date: Saturday, May 22nd

Registration deadline: Friday, April 30th  

 

Western North Local Track & Field

Location: Emmet Belknap Middle School

Date: Wednesday, May 26th

 

Western North Local Track & Field

Location: Emmet Belknap Middle School

Date: Thursday, May 27th

 

Salamanca Area Track & Field

Locations: West Valley

Date: Friday, June 4th

 

 

 

Shelby Baker

Director of Program

Special Olympics New York

Western Region

 

716-580-3346 - office

716-580-3941 - fax

 

 

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