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Partner Meeting – Tuesday 3/13 at 3:45 PM at BHS Cafeteria.  Please confirm you can be there!  Bring your forms signed! If you can’t make the meeting but want to participate please let me know.  Parents are welcome to join.

 

BHS Unified Parents, Athletes and Partners!

Unified Soccer is a Special Olympics program.  It’s goal is to build relationships between students with intellectual disabilities and students without intellectual disabilities. Competitive soccer is a back drop. It is open to all high school students.  The teams are made up of Athletes (kids with intellectual disabilities) and Partners (kids without intellectual disabilities).

This program takes place in the spring, starting March 20 with weekly practices (2 practices per week before Spring Break).  Following Spring Break, one practice and 1 game per week for about seven weeks.  Games schedules are pending and I’ll update the website once known. Practices will be at BHS gym on Tuesdays 3:45 to 4:45 PM and wherever we can find space on Thursdays before Spring Break 3:45 to 4:45 PM (meet at west end of the new turf field).  The games have two twenty minute halves, with 2 partners and 3 athletes on the field at a time.  There will also be a regional tournament in the Seattle Metro Area (April timeframe TBD) and depending on how this tournament goes, a state tournament in Late May to June at Fort Lewis.

So what does it take to get involved in Unified Soccer?  A great attitude, a desire to have fun, and a visit to the Special Olympics blog at www.whatcomcountyunifiedsports.blogspot.com.  I will update you to where two forms are needed for Partners.  A Release Form and a Concussion form. Please turn them in to me with parent/guardian signatures.  Athletes will receive forms from Special Olympics.

Schedule:

Partner Meeting – Tuesday 3/13 at 3:45 PM at BHS Cafeteria.  Please confirm you can be there!  Bring your forms signed! If you can’t make the meeting but want to participate please let me know.

Practices Tuesday starting on 3/20 3:45 – 4:45 PM.  Not during Spring Break. Before Spring Break an additional practice on Thursdays, same time. This can be tweaked to fit schedules.

1st Game – Most Likely Thursday 4/12 at 6 PM location TBD.

 

Are you in?  Please let me know.  I need your email and phone numbers.  If a mobile phone please provide your mobile provider. If you played last year, please update your contact info if it has changed.

If you’re at BHS still and played Unified Soccer last year, I’ll email you in late February.  If you are new to BHS Unified Soccer and want to join, email me (below address).

Thank you,

 

Coach – Dan Burwell

dburwell@rh2.com

(360) 319-9836 mobile