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SPO Athletics

         Special Olympic Athlete Practices


With SPO, the sport will change each semester, depending on the coach and their needs.

Volunteers will be attend the practices on designated nights. The volunteers will work with Special Olympics athletes ranging in age from 12 to 60 with varying intellectual or physical disabilities. At the practice, the volunteers will be either assisting with one-on-one or group training with athletes (helping with drills such as passing and shooting, or working on coordination), and/or scrimmaging with the athletes. The coach will work with you in determining the right fit based on your ability and comfort level. These athletes love having Villanova student volunteers and are always excited every time they see you at a practice! It is a great way to form connections with Special Olympics athletes outside of Fall Fest.