Looking to improve your athletic skills, have friendly, yet serious competitions, or try out a new sport? Look no further. Participants competing on SRACLC teams are active in Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section (ITRS) competitions and Special Olympics Illinois games. Crusaders Athletics gives SRACLC athletes the experience of competing against other individuals of similar abilities from nearby communities. The Crusaders may run on a different schedule than SRACLC traditional programs in order to meet deadlines established by Special Olympics Illinois.
SRACLC currently offers 11 Crusader programs.
Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, and Volleyball are team sports and require participants to be a minimum of 13 years old to play. All other Crusader Athletic programs are considered individual sports for children, teens, and adults. Participants ages eight and up are eligible for Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Tennis, and Track & Field.
Special Olympics Application for Participation
All Crusader athletes must have a valid Special Olympics Medical Application for Participation on file with Special Olympics Illinois. All applications must be completed and signed by a doctor to be considered valid. Applications must be valid from the start of practice through the last tournament date for each sport in which the athlete competes.
Download here: Athlete Medical Form
Have questions? Check out Special Olympics’ Medical Application Quick Facts for Parents & Guardians.
Once complete, submit to the SRACLC office and SRACLC will file with Special Olympics Illinois.