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Jan 12 - State Winter Games
Jan 13 - State Winter Games
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Jan 15 - Southwest Area Basketball Skills
Jan 17 - East Central Area Basketball Skills
Jan 20 - North Area Basketball Skills
Jan 24 - East Area Basketball Skills
Jan 24 - South Central Area Basketball Skills
Jan 24 - Northwest Area Basketball Skills
Jan 28 - Coaches Training Clinic - Des Moines
Jan 31 - West Central Area Basketball Skills
Longtime Special Olympics Iowa Advocate and Volunteer to Become President/CEO
Gary Harms will become President and CEO of the organization.
Robinson Named Special Olympics Team USA Aquatics Coach
Special Olympics Iowa coach Mark Robinson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) has been selected as an aquatics assistant coach for Special Olympics Team USA.
Two Special Olympics Iowa Athletes Named to Team USA
Special Olympics Iowa bowlers Patrick Gulbranson (Stuart, Iowa) and Lisa Spencer (Ankeny, Iowa) have been named to Special Olympics Team USA.
Special Olympics Iowa State Flag Football Tournament is Oct. 4 in Cedar Rapids
Sponsored by Orkin and hosted in conjunction with the Cedar Rapids Park and Recreation department
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    Mid-Winter Tournament

Every year in March, nearly 1,000 athletes compete in basketball, basketball skills, powerlifting, gymnastics and cheerleading during the Mid-Winter Tournament at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City.  The evening before the tournament, a banquet and dance takes place at the Marriott.  Healthy Athlete programs are also held at the Field House during the competitions.

Event Event Date Location Registration Deadline Latest Date for Area Games Results to SOIA Office
Basketball Skills (Area) & Team Basketball various various Friday, December 12, 2014  
  March 14, 2015 Iowa City February 20, 2015 February 16, 2015 (Earlier if Area events are held prior to February 14.)
 
Registration

Registration for Basketball Skills (Area tournaments - deadlines set by each Area)
Registration for conference Team Basketball - due to the state office by Friday, December 12

Special Olympics Iowa is currently updating registration forms for District, Conference, and State Competitions.  We will no longer be sending these forms out in the form of a Coaches Handbook, but will be posting registration packets by competition (i.e. Winter Games, Mid-Winter Tournament, etc.) on this page as well as on the respective competition pages of the website.  Registration packets will contain all of the information local programs need to know to participate in sports offered at that competition including the registration deadlines and all registration forms.  Registration packets will be posted as soon as they are completed.  Please check the competition page of the website for the dates and registration deadlines for upcoming competitions and check back for completed registration packets.

 
Events

An athlete may be in one sport

Basketball & Basketball Skills
  • Team competition
  • Half court 3 on 3 competition
  • Basketball Skills
  • Developmental Speed Dribble
Basketball Rules
last update 2014
 Cheerleading
  • Yell Cheers
  • Dance Cheers
No SOI rules available.
 Gymastics
  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Male Events
  • Floor Exercise Level I, II and III
  • Vault Level I and II
  • Parallel Bars Level I
  • Female Events:     
  • Balance Beam Level I, II and III      
  • Floor Exercise Level I, II and III     
  • Vault Level I and II      
  • Uneven Bars Level I
  • Level A Developmental
  • Level A – Vaulting
  • Level A – Balance Beam
  • Level A – Floor Exercise
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics 
  • Hoop Level I and II
  • Ribbon Level I and II
  • Ball Level I and II

Artistic Gymnastics Rules
last update 2014

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules
last update 2014

 Powerlifting
  • Bench Press
  • Dead Lift
  • Combination (total weight of bench press & dead lift)
 Powerlifting Rules
last update 2014

 

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