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|April 7, 2019||April 8, 2019||April 9, 2019
Androscoggin County Area Meeting
Oxford County Area Meeeting
April 9, 2019 –
Daddy O's in Oxford Maine starting at 4pm
|April 10, 2019
Androscoggin County Bowling (Adults)
|April 11, 2019||April 12, 2019
Somerset County Area Bowling
|April 13, 2019|
|April 14, 2019||April 15, 2019
Athletics Coach's Training School
|April 16, 2019||April 17, 2019||April 18, 2019
Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area Unified Bocce Tournament
April 18, 2019N/A
2019 Special Olympics Regional
Unified Bocce Tournament
Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock Area
Event Date: April 18, 2019. Registration due by April 5, 2019
Event Chair: Jeff Bosse (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Location: Maine Maritime Academy, Castine
To register Athletes and Unified Partners for the 2019 Unified Bocce Tournament please use the following links:
Head of Delegation form is required: 2019 HOD Registration Form
Team Registration: 2019 Unified Bocce Team Registration Forms
IMPORTANT CHANGES: Please read the following information from our Bocce Event Chair.
All Bocce Coaches and HOD’s - Spring is in the air which means that the Annual MMA Bocce Tournament is upon us. This year’s tournament will be just a little different, instead of 1 large, multi-team tournament; we will have 6 different mini-tournaments.
Due to the large number of teams, and the short time frame, we will be capping the tournament at 60 teams. We ask that please, no more than 10 teams per agency max. With 60 teams, we will make a 6, ten team tournaments. 6 different winners will be named instead of just 1. All divisions will be random drawings.
We also ask that no more than 2 MMA partners per agency, to insure all teams have a chance to play with a few students due to the fact that we can’t know how many students we will actually have till that morning of play.
As in the past few years, we will have a time limit for each game. Matches will play 15 minute games. At the end of 15 minutes, the team with the most points moves on. Reminder, the FULL 15 minutes will be played. Games will not end if a team reaches 7. Most points after 15 moves on.
Athletes must have a current Athlete Medical and Consent/Release on file with SOMaine prior to April 18th in order to be properly registered for this event. To check on your athletes' medical and consent information contact Mike Littlefield, email@example.com or 207-879-0489. Blank Medical and Consent Forms can be downloaded by going to: www.somaine.org/sports/athlete-resources/.
As always, we hope to another great tournament hosted by MMA, so please be sure to thank all MMA students and staff that help put on this event.
For more information about this year’s format, please feel free to contact
Jeff Bosse at JBosse10@Gmail.com
This information and the registration links will also be available on the SOMaine website at https://www.somaine.org/events/calendar-of-events/ by selecting the April 18th event date on the Calendar of Events.
Athletics (Track & Field) Coach's Training School
Bocce Coach's Training School
|April 19, 2019||April 20, 2019
Track & Field Clinic for Athletes
April 20, 2019 –
Track & Field Clinic (10am-12pm) for all Special Olympics Maine Athletes offered by Bowdoin College's Student Athlete Advisory Council. This will be a fun clinic organized and run by Bowdoin College Student Athletes that will help improve your athletes skills in a variety of Track & Field events. Deadline to register is April 17th. Athletes need to be supervised for the entire duration of the clinic. For more information contact Ian Frank
|April 21, 2019||April 22, 2019||April 23, 2019||April 24, 2019||April 25, 2019||April 26, 2019
Cumberland County Track & Field Meet
April 26, 2019 –
Special Olympics Cumberland County Area Track and Field Meet 2019
When: Friday April 26, 2019 (Rain date May 3)
Where: Bonny Eagle Athletic Facilities, Standish, Maine
Medical: Coaches must have submitted to the state office and bring medical and release forms day of event for athletes to participate. You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement that you in fact have them with you. Athlete releases are good for life and medicals are good for 3 years from date of physician’s signature. If you need blanks they can be obtained through the state office of Special Olympics Maine at 125 John Roberts Road South Portland 04106 tel # 879-0489 or on the State Special Olympic Website
Coaches: You should all have filled out the Class A volunteer form and taken the behaviors training online. More info contact Ian Frank at state office 879-0489
Again this year: We will be presenting place ribbons as opposed to participation ribbons as mandated by Special Olympics rules. Award areas for presentation of ribbons immediately after all running events can be found on attached map. Ribbons for all field events will be mailed out after the event. It is extremely important that all athletes run in their assigned heats there will be no changing of heats allowed. Please help out by making everyone involved with your teams aware of this
Parade/ Opening Ceremonies: Begin at 9:20 Teams please line up at end of track near registration (bring posters identifying teams if you have some)
Day of Event: ONE PERSON FROM EACH TEAM SHOULD Sign in beginning at 8:15 am we will be set up near the end of track as marked on enclosed map. When you arrive you will receive a packet containing a letter, names tag for athletes (already filled out), name tags for coaches and chaperones, additional copies of map (please copy and make maps available to all coaches and people who will be bringing athletes ahead of their arrival) and a copy of your registration.
AGAIN THIS YEAR- Athletes will be lining up in staging tents not at starting lines (see map)
There will be concessions available for athletes, families, and coaches to buy snacks, lunch items, and drinks. There will be an activity area for athletes to help pass the time between events.
We are selling Event Shirts this year -- they are not dated (so timeless!) There will be a limited selection at the games but you can sign up here to have your size and order ready for easy pick up!
PLEASE Remember that this event is for our athletes and being flexible is the key to have it be successful for everyone; many people are volunteering their time and energy. Please feel free to contact Meredith Verrill @ MVerrill@bonnyeagle.org if you have any questions about the facilities or events.
NEW: This year you may sign up online or by paper sign ups
If you do online sign ups you do not need to send a printed copy
Registration Deadline: Friday April 5, 2019 is the final deadline for registering. We would appreciate it greatly if at all possible you send me your registrations early as there is a lot of prep work involved in setting this up.
Mail Registration to:
Questions more info call Claire at 839-4588 (home) or 232-1297 (cell)
Directions: we are asking that everyone who can car pool please do!
Please give to bus drivers and all others transporting athletes
There are two drop off points for Special Olympics Athletes this year -
Buses will park at the Bus Garage which is accessible to the track area by a short walk. Additional parking will be available at the Free Will Baptist church about a mile from the facilities with a shuttle available from 9:30-10:30 and again from 12:15-1:15Please take bus drivers phone numbers to aid in communication.
For more information contact Cumberland County Area Manager
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Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area Track & Field Meet
May 1, 2019N/A
2019 Special Olympics Regional
Track & Field Meet - Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area
Event Date: May 1, 2019. Registration due by April 1, 2019
Event Co-Chairs: Wendy Gilbert & Ryan Welch
9:00- Events Start
To register your delegation for this event, please use the links provided below to access the online registration forms.
Delegations are required to provide qualifying scores for all events their athletes compete in. Qualifying scores should be obtained by completing the required training and will be used to properly division events by age and ability. All measurements must be in METRIC.
Head of Delegation Form is required: 2019 HOD Registration Form
Athlete Registration: 2019 Track & Field Athlete Registration Form
Events offered- 50M Run, 100M Run, 200M Run, 400M Run, 800M Run, Mile Run, 1K Walk, Shot Put, Softball Throw, Running Long Jump and Standing Long Jump. (Relay teams are a separate form, see below)
Athletes may register for up to three events plus a relay. If an athlete registers for more than three individual events, they will be dropped from the easiest event.
IMPORTANT: Athletes may participate in only two of these 3 events: Softball Throw, 50M Run, or Standing Long Jump. Athletes in the Running Long Jump must be able to jump 1 meter to make it into the sand. Athletes with a mile time over 12 minutes are encouraged to register for a shorter distance (800M, 400M, or 200M) due to time constraints. Athletes in the Shot Put may not compete in the Softball Throw; and athletes in the Running Long Jump may not compete in the Standing Long Jump.
Unified Relay and 4x100 Relay Team Registration: 2019 Unified Relay & 4x100 Relay Team Registration Form
Unified teams are to consist of 2 Athletes and 2 Unified Partners. Please enter athletes in the desired race order, example Entrant 1 will run leg 1 of the relay. As a reminder coaches are not permitted to compete on a Unified Relay.
Motor Activities Registration: 2019 Motor Activities Registration Form
Events offered- 10M Walk, 25M Walk, 100M Walk, 25M Wheelchair Race, 25M Motorized Wheelchair Race, 50M Wheelchair Race, 50M Motorized Wheelchair Race, 30M Wheelchair Slalom, 30M Motorized Wheelchair Slalom, Motor Activities Softball Throw.
Motor Activities are for athletes with physical impairments, who use walkers or wheelchairs or who are aging and slowing down. Athletes who prefer walking over running as a sport may also register in this category. Athletes may register up to three events. During wheelchair races athletes may not be pushed/pulled or assisted during the race. This venue also includes a Softball Throw. Athletes registered in Motor Activities, must use the Motor Activities Softball Throw. Athletes registered in Motor Activities are not eligible to register for the traditional events.
Athletes must have a current Athlete Medical and Consent/Release on file with SOMaine prior to May 1st in order to be properly registered for this event. To check on your athletes medical and consent information contact Mike Littlefield, firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-879-0489. Blank Medical and Consent Forms can be downloaded by going to: www.somaine.org/sports/athlete-resources/. Medicals remain current for three years and the release is good forever (or until updated). The Release form was recently update in 2017. Any athlete with a Release form signed prior to January 1st, 2017 must submit a new updated consent/release.
It is important to be training now in order for athletes to be properly prepared for competition. Encourage your athletes to do stretching and warm-up activities. Encourage athletes to outdo their own best time/measurement or to train for new or more challenging events. Athletes in Motor Activities must also be trained in their chosen sport. Don’t forget to record times and measurements during practices as accurate scores are essential for creating well matched heats.
This information and the registration links will also be available on the SOMaine website at https://www.somaine.org/events/calendar-of-events/ by selecting the May 1st event date on the Calendar of Events.
We look forward to May! If you have any questions you can email the event co-chair Wendy Gilbert at email@example.com or if you have any questions regarding the registration process you can email Christina Ehrhard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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Equestrian Coach's Training School
May 4, 2019 –
Saturday May 4th from 9am-3pm at Heart & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center in Buxton.
For more information contact Ian Frank
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, April 20, 2019 – Track & Field Clinic for Athletes
- N/A, April 24, 2019 – Oxford County Basketball
- 9:15 am – 10:15 am, April 26, 2019 – Cumberland County Track & Field Meet
- 9:30 am – 10:30 am, April 26, 2019 – Franklin County Bowling (Adults)
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, April 27, 2019 – Candlepin Bowling Coach's Training School
- N/A, May 1, 2019 – Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area Track & Field Meet
- 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, May 1, 2019 – Bocce Coach's Training School
- N/A, May 3, 2019 – Washington County Track & Field Meet
- 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, May 4, 2019 – Equestrian Coach's Training School
- 9:30 am – 10:30 am, May 8, 2019 – Southern Maine MATP