Special Olympics British Columbia

Youth Programs

Special Olympics BC offers three programs designed to help children with intellectual disabilities to develop basic motor and sport skills through fun and positive movement experiences.

"Special Olympics BC's Active Start program fills a void in our son's life. He loves playing with the equipment, and it is gratifying to see the confidence he is gaining both physically and mentally as he achieves goals and does things he couldn't do before. We look forward to sharing future accomplishments with Active Start."

- James Sutherland, parent of former Active Start and current FUNdamentals participant Oliver

Active Start info
Ages 2 to 6

FUNdamentals info
Ages 7 to 11

Sport Start general info
Ages 12 to 18

Coach Resources

Sport Start Basketball manual

Sport Start Snowshoeing manual

Sport Start Soccer manual

Sport Start Swimming manual (available at a later date)

Sport Start Track & Field manual

See why youth program leaders Angela and Mannan love being involved:

For more information on SOBC youth programs and resources, please contact:

Leslie Thornley
Manager, Sport, Coach & Youth Development