Posts by SO Cheer

SO Cheer travels to Tokyo, Japan

In March of 2018, I contacted my friend Atsuko Inayama about starting a Special Olympics Cheer Program in Japan. Atsuko embraced the idea enthusiastically. Within days of proposing this idea to Atsuko, the International Cheer Union connected her to Cheer Japan, the national governing body for cheerleading and I connected her to people at Special…

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Special Olympics Cheer Competition Rules and Guidelines Ready to Go

Cheer Competition Exhibition for Global Day of Inclusion at Soldier Field Stadium – Chicago, IL. July 2018 For a sport in Special Olympics to become official, step-by-step procedures must be followed: Align with international and national sport federation. Form a Sport Resource Team. Determine universal set of rules. Health assessment by Medical Advisory Committee. Coaching…

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