YA at Home

Modifications & Adaptations

 Changes to equipment can decrease injury and increase success. Balls, Frisbees, balloons, pucks, bats, rackets, paddles, sticks, bases, nets, goals and fitness equipment can be changed to meet the needs of each child  Modifications & Adaptations (English) Modifications & Adaptations...

Young Athletes At-Home All Abilities Yoga

Instructor Amanda Burks Amanda is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and is currently working to obtain her 500-hour certification as a Yoga Medicine® Therapeutic Specialist. Amanda took her first yoga class in 2006, but found a much deeper connection to...

Young Athletes: At-Home Training Log

Our Young Athletes At-Home Program is the perfect sport and play program to participate in the comfort of your own home. Use the lesson plans found here to be guided through six weeks of activities promoting gross motor skill development....

Lesson 6 – Catching with Two Hands

Young Athletes At-Home: Lesson 6 Catching a ball with two hands allow children to use hand-eye coordination, timing skills and overcome the fear sometimes attached to an object coming their way!  Lesson 6 (English) Lesson 6 (Spanish) https://youtu.be/bbQ9AZjF9Zw

Lesson 5 – Overhand Toss

Young Athletes At-Home: Lesson 5 Throwing is considered as one of the most important manipulative skills for our Future Champions to master! Everything from timing to grip strength can be seen in an overhand toss or throw. Lesson 5 (English) Lesson 5 (Spanish)...

Lesson 4 – Toss and Catch

Young Athletes At-Home: Lesson 4 Did you know a simple game of toss and catch can help your child develop unexpected skills such as good handwriting, reading, and hand-eye coordination! Lesson 4 (English) Lesson 4 (Spanish) https://youtu.be/DrGdyY9L9t4

Lesson 3 – Obstacle Course

Young Athletes At-Home: Lesson 3 The Young Athletes Program is all about fun! Grab everyday household items and create an obstacle course for the whole family! With the obstacle course, you will be able to again incorporate balance, hopping and...

Lesson 2 – Hop and Jump

Young Athletes At-Home: Lesson 2 Here at Special Olympics Maryland, we love to build upon what we already know! Incorporating our balance skills allows for children to advance onto hopping and jumping. Hopping and jumping are a great indicator of...

Lesson 1 – Balance

Young Athletes At-Home: Lesson 1 A great way to start Young Athletes is simply to play with your child! Practicing balance will allow children to maintain controlled body position during everyday tasks, whether it is sitting at a table, walking...