Athletics (Track & Field) is the most popular sport for Special Olympics Carroll County (SOCR) athletes, who participate in a wide range of programs from the 25 meter walk to the 800-meter run and fields events to include the long jump, softball throw and shotput. The sport also includes several manual and motorized wheelchair events.
The Special Olympics Carroll County Program is run in partnership with Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll County Recreation and Parks. For participating schools, practices are held during the school day as is the Carroll County Spring Games competition (normally held on the last Friday of April). For those not participating through a school (to include post-secondary programs), the Recreation and Parks offers a Saturday training program. The Saturday program is open to all, including those entering the Spring Games as a member of their school team.
To compete in our Spring Games in April each year, athletes must have a valid Special Olympics application (aka “medical”) on file. That application must be signed by a Doctor and turned in no later than February of the current year. (Medicals are valid for three years from the date of Doctor’s signature).
Athletes who are interested in competing at the State Games at Towson University in June must join the Carroll County Recreation and Parks team (no cost). Contact coach Kathy Zuback.
How to Join: If you are a Carroll County Public School student, check with your special education physical teacher and/or motor therapist. Most schools have their own teams and begin training in February. If your school is not participating, then contact the Recreation and Parks team coach, Kathy Zuback.