Unified Sports

Canyon View High School Unified Sports Program

Description:

Unified Sports® is an inclusive program, which combines individuals with intellectual disabilities (unified athletes) and individuals without intellectual disabilities (unified partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Athletes and unified partners compete alongside one another, each in a meaningful and integral role on the Unified Sports® team. (AIA)

Student Benefits

Participation in AIA Unified Sports empowers unified athletes and unified partners to gain a true high school athletic experience by providing opportunities to: · Build confidence through success and positive interactions with peers · Experience being part of a team through engagement in an inclusive environment that promotes camaraderie, competition, sportsmanship, and lifelong friendships · Achieve excellence and recognition in interscholastic athletics and activities · Represent their school with legitimacy and pride by wearing school name/colors and competing in the prominent arena of high school athletics and activities alongside their peers · Participate in regular season league play with other AIA Unified Sports teams · Compete in AIA-sanctioned tournaments, such as invitationals, sectionals, and state championships · Be eligible to receive JV and Varsity letters for participation in high school athletics and activities · Promote academic and social support in the classroom, in the hallways, and the overall school environment and community. (AIA)

2018-19 Unified Sports Offered at Canyon View

Bocce, Basketball, Bowling, Cheer, Soccer and Track & Field

Informational Links:

https://www.specialolympics.org/unified-sports.aspx

http://aiaonline.org/sports/unified