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Over the years, families of children who are too young to compete looked for avenues to join the movement.  Thanks to the Young Athlete Program, we are now able to include our Future Stars of Wyoming in a lifetime of sports training and friendships across the state. 


Children ages 2 1/2 to 7 enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports and to the world of Special Olympics. The children learn new things, play and have lots of fun!

Playdates are held in several local communities 2-3 times per year. Local Young Athletes participate in opening ceremonies of the State games and qualify a portion of the Project UNIFY program in the local community.

Programs are located in Gillette, Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie, Rock Springs, Riverton, Wheatland, Sheridan, and Jackson.


“Our infant program loves to give our families the YA kits when their child turns 2.  The kits contain materials that address areas of concerns ranging from gross and fine motor skills, language development, following directions, social emotional development, sensory processing deficits and problem solving skills.  Once the families sign a consent form the kits are theirs to keep and use.  CDC hosts a YA Demo Day in the fall and spring where the children can get together to show off their skills and have fun.” ~Kelly Dailey BS, ECI, Child Development Center, Casper WY

Don’t wait!!

You can be a part of the Wyoming Young Athlete Program!

Special Olympics Wyoming’s
Young Athlete Program is available for families, care providers and therapists today. 

The Young Athlete Program kit includes several resources to guide family members, educators and other professionals as they conduct  activities  with  their  children, other siblings,  peers and parents.
Young Athletes Activities Guide
      ~Training DVD· 
      ~Young Athletes Equipment Kit includes:
              ~Balance beam-cones-hoops
              ~Floor markers-bean bags
              ~Large plastic blocks

~Paddles-scarves-foam balls

Register and order your kit today by contacting:

Dede McDonald • (307) 413-4880


The Director of Field Services • (307) 235-3062

For more information click HERE.


Casper-Star Tribune

YAP Story


YAP Brochure


YAP Release Form


YAP Brochure-Spanish

Young Athletes Toolkit/Resources

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