Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Sport Start

The Sport Start program is designed to give young athletes (ages 12 to 18 years) their first taste of an organized, sport-specific training program. It was developed specifically for youth with an intellectual disability and promotes the development of basic motor and sport skills and game play in a fun and positive environment.

Sport Start programs also provide information about the game being played including the rules and history of the sport, promotes proper nutrition and social network building, and they act as a source of information about other programs and opportunities provided through Special Olympics BC.