Special Olympics USA Games
The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will bring 4,000 athletes to the greater Orlando area to compete in a variety of sports, June 5 – 11. Hosted at some of the region’s top athletic facilities including ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, the Rosen YMCA Aquatic Complex, and Boardwalk Bowl, the USA Games will offer athletes, coaches, and families a week of national competition while surrounded by Orlando’s beauty and world-class attractions. Learn more about the 2022 USA Games.
For the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, Team Indiana will consist of 100 members (51 athletes, 20 Unified partners, 19 coaches, and 10 support staff). Team Indiana will compete in 8 sports (Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, and Volleyball). The selection process begins with the 2020 Unified Bowling State Tournament and concludes with the 2021 EKS Games. No selections will be based on 2022 state championships.
Team Indiana will focus on the team: eight sports, but only one Team Indiana. We will be prepared physically and mentally for competition. Our success is not determined by medals. Our success is determined by becoming the best we can be—striving for maximum potential.
Team Indiana includes female athletes, male athletes, partners, and coaches. Learn more about the composition of Team Indiana for the 2022 USA Games here.
In certain sports (Golf, Swimming, and Track & Field), competitors are placed in categories/levels which then list the events in those categories/levels. When nominating athletes and partners, be sure those competitors have the ability to compete in the events and/or distances listed for each sport.
In Basketball, Golf, Softball, and Volleyball, athletes and partners are limited to 1 event. In Swimming and Track & Field, athletes are limited to 3 events. In Bocce and Bowling, athletes and partners are limited to 3 events (athletes only in singles competition).
Team Indiana Handbook
The 2022 Team Indiana Handbook contains more detailed information, including membership requirements, nomination and selection process details, training camp dates, and fundraising information. If you have questions or need clarification after reviewing the handbook, contact HOD Patrick Kozlowski.
Team Indiana Nomination Forms
All prospective Team Indiana members must have a nomination or application on file. Athletes, teams, and Unified pairs must be nominated by their County Coordinator. Be sure to read the Team Indiana handbook to understand team requirements prior to nomination.