• The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participating in competition allows our athletes to work on their social skills, stay active, build relationships, and find joy in their accomplishments. Our team prides itself with great family and community support.

    Galveston ISD currently participates in Bowling, Tennis Basketball, and Track and Field.  Tennis is coached by a local foundation and practices are held outside of GISD facilities and school times. 

     

    TEAM PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ATHLETES:

    1) Participants must be at least 8 years old or older with a developmental/intellectual disability

    2) Have a current Athlete release/Medical release

    3) Athletes must attend GISD schools.

    4) Contact the Head of Delegation

     

    Young Athletes Program

    Children Ages 3-7 with a developmental/intellectual disability

    2) Have a current Athlete release/Medical release

    3) Athletes must attend GISD schools. 

    4) Contact the Head of Delegation- Alvin Garlow @ alvingarlow@gisd.org

     

    Steps to become a Volunteer with GISD.

    1. Complete the Class A Application
    2. Complete the GISD background check
    3. Attend a volunteer meeting with GISD coaches/staff
    4. Special Olympics Volunteer Information- Click here for the requirements

     

    Steps to become a Coach with GISD Special Olympics:

    1. Complete the Class A Application
    2. Complete the GISD background check
    3. Attend a volunteer meeting with GISD coaches/staff
    4. Complete the Protective Behaviors/Concussion and General Orientation trainings
    5. Complete the relevant sports coach training with SOTX offered before every sport
    6. Special Olympics Coaching Information- Click here for the requirements

     

    For additional information, please contact: Alvin Garlow @   alvingarlow@gisd.org