Coming in at a mere 5’10”, and 172 lbs., Wayne Rooney has an unequivocal ability to pass, anticipate opponents’ passes, and finish. While he is by no means the largest or fastest player on the soccer field, he is still considered one of the best players of his generation (espnfc.com). Making his debut in the… Read more »
When you think of the word core, maybe a picture of an apple core pops into your head. Possibly even an image of the molten hot core of the earth. Regardless of what the images are, they all probably have a common denominator; they make up the center of a certain object. Similarly, the core… Read more »
After playing a hard fought soccer game, it would come as no surprise if your stomach starts rumbling. Exercising hard will deplete your body of the fuel (aka food) that you have consumed prior. However, even if you don’t feel hungry right away, it is important to get food into your body within 45 minutes… Read more »
If you ever watch a professional golfer closely, it becomes apparent how mentally focused they are. Just by looking at their eyes, you can tell that they are zeroed in on the ultimate goal: getting the ball into the hole. This laser focus is easier said than done. Even professionals have mental lapses where they… Read more »
Soccer is a sport that requires endurance, strength, agility, and finesse. While your whole body is involved while playing the game, your lower body and core are used the most. Therefore, it is important to warm up those muscles before a practice or game to help prevent injury and maximize performance. Quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves are… Read more »
Mary Lafountain is an athlete with the Special Olympics Vermont Addison County program and has been competing for more than twenty years. She plays many sports but is primarily a long distance runner. When we sat down to talk with Mary she had just completed the Maple Run in Middlebury where she ran 6 miles… Read more »
On a beautiful summer day, with the sun beating down on you, the golf course is a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors while being active. However, it is also a perfect place for dehydration to set in. Dehydration occurs when a body loses more water than it takes in. In other words, the athlete… Read more »
The 2016 Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational Tournament will take place August 18-21 in Roanoke, Virginia. A Unified team comprised of Special Olympics Athletes and Unified partners from Bennington, VT is one of just 32 teams from around the country selected to compete. This team recently won a gold medal at the Special Olympics… Read more »
Special Olympics Vermont annual awards recognize individuals and groups within our movement that have gone above and beyond to contribute to the overall mission of the organization. Nominate your coach or teammate today!
Each year, Special Olympics Vermont publishes an Annual Report to acknowledge our amazing supporters, publish our financial information, and highlight accomplishments from the previous year. In order to reach more people and reduce printing costs and waste, the 2015 Annual Report is available exclusively online. Click here to visit the 2015 Annual Report.