Ready to learn new skills, grow friendships, and partake in friendly competition? Then mark your calendar for the Springbrook Scorpions Special Olympics cross country and soccer team tryouts! Held on August 2nd and August 4th from 6 to 7 p.m., tryouts and participation on the team are free and open to the public as long as all protocols are met. Tryouts take place at Springbrook’s soccer field on the organization’s main campus at 105 Campus Drive in Oneonta, NY. Please visit our website with the link below to learn about the new protocols and safety measures, and to fill out and bring the necessary forms to the tryouts! Let’s go Scorpions!

Special Olympics New York has established a Return to Activities plan developed in close partnership with Special Olympics International and in compliance with federal and state guidelines. Currently, Special Olympics is in the Green Phase (low risk), which means:

Onsite Screening: If you have any signs of illness, you may not participate.

Masks: Are not required for players or coaches at this time.

Distancing: Take active measures to distance outside of sports activities.

Athletes, coaches, and volunteers do not need to be screened before each practice but must be symptom-free (this is subject to change). Those that are fully vaccinated need to provide coaches with proof of vaccination. The proof will come in the form of a copy of the vaccination card, a screenshot of the Excelsior pass, or a medical verification from their doctor. This proof needs to be submitted in conjunction with the individual’s medical forms listed below. Please note that these guidelines come from Special Olympics International, not Special Olympics New York, so they are not at liberty to change them. In addition, athletes will need to have an updated and current medical registration form on file, a signed COVID code of conduct/risk assessment form, and a signed COVID-19 waiver, all of which are attached. Please have all the forms filled out, signed by the appropriate people, and sent to Jonathan Philby at the email address below, or submit the documents on the first day of tryouts.

For more information regarding tryouts for the Springbrook Special Olympics soccer and cross country team, email Jonathan Philby at philbyj@springbrookny.org.

Forms can be found below:

COVID-19 PARTICIPANT CODE OF CONDUCT AND RISK FORM
COVID-19 WAIVER
ATHLETE MEDICAL FORM – HEALTH HISTORY
ATHLETE REGISTRATION FORM

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