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Young Athletes Program

The Young Athletes program is designed to promote social inclusion through shared play and sports training. Unified sports and play joins people with and without intellectual/physical differences on the same team. It is inspired by a simple principle: Training together and playing together is a path to friendship and understanding. The program plans on introducing basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers, and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. Young Athletes provide children of all abilities the same opportunities to advance in core developmental milestones. Children learn how to play with others and develop important skills for learning. Children also learn to share, take turns and follow directions. These skills help children in family, community, and school activities. Young Athletes is a fun way for children to stay active and establish healthy habits for the future. It is important to teach children healthy habits while they are young. This can set the stage for a life of physical activity, friendships and learning.