CUSR Mustangs & Athletics


Participant with downs syndrome swimming breast stroke.

Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round sports training in a variety of Olympic-type sports for youth, teens and adults with intellectual disabilities who are 8 years of age or older. CUSR supports the mission of Special Olympics Illinois through participation in the following sports:

  • Aquatics
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Power Lifting
  • Softball

  • Soccer Skills
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Young Athletes

 


STRIKES & SPARES

Ages 13+
Bring your friends to the bowling alley for some fun! Perfect your skills while socializing with your friends and meeting new ones. Participants will be assigned to lanes and can bowl up to two games.

*Participants arriving late will bowl two games, or as long as time allows.

GOALS: Improve social skills and ability to interact with others, learn and practice bowling etiquette, and increase gross motor coordination.

DATE | DAY

Feb 5 – 26 | Monday

March 4 – 25 | Monday

April 1 – 29 | Monday

Feb 7 – 28 | Wednesday

March 6 – 27 | Wednesday

April 3 – 24 | Wednesday

Time: 4 – 5p
Location: Old Orchard Lanes and Links
Fee(R/NR): $57/$85.50 (Winter/Spring: $64/$96)
Deadline: 1 week before program
House-Only Transportation: $65 for the three sessions. $21.50 for just one session.

W/S STRIKES & SPARES REGISTRATION

MUSTANG POWERLIFTING

Ages 16+

Get ready to bench, squat, and more! Work out and get into shape. Training takes place twice a week in preparation for the Special Olympics Qualifier.

*Participants must purchase their own lifting suit and belt for competition

GOALS: Improve overall strength and gross motor coordination, learn and practice weight room safety and etiquette, and improve goal-setting abilities.

Date: Jan 16 – May 23
Time: 6:30 – 8p
Day: Tuesday/Thursday
Location: Stephens Family YMCA
Fee (R/NR): $75/$112.50
Deadline: January 9

No Door-to-Door Transportation

MUSTANG POWERLIFTING REGISTRATION

SPECIAL OLYMPICS PIZZA & KARAOKE NIGHT | NEW!

Ages 10+

Come help celebrate the accomplishments of CUSR’s Special Olympic athletes with pizza and karaoke! Family and friends are welcome!

Date: Jan 17
Time: 6 – 7:30p
Day: Wednesday
Location: CUSR Center
Fee (R/NR): $5/$7.50
Deadline: 1 week prior to the program

PIZZA AND KAROKE NIGHT REGISTRATION

SOCCER SKILLS

Ages 16+

Kick! Pass! Dribble! Soccer is back and it’s going to be a blast! We will develop our skills in this 8-week program and showcase our technique at the Soccer Skills Competition!

GOALS: Increase cardiovascular fitness and athletic abilities, and learn soccer techniques.

Date: Jan 31 – Feb 28 & Mar 4 – 25
Time: 5:15 – 6:45p
Day: Wednesdays in Jan/Feb; Mondays in March
Location: CUSR Center
Fee (R/NR): $63/$94.50
Deadline: 1 week before program

No Door-to-Door Transportation

SOCCER SKILLS REGISTRATION

MUSTANG AQUATICS

Ages 10+

Make your way into the water and join us for swim practice! We will work on developing and refining competitive swimming skills.

NOTE: You must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted to register for this program. This is not a swim lesson program. Individuals in the program must have stroke knowledge and be able to swim independently.

*Participants must purchase their own swimming suit. One-piece swim suits are required for female swimmers and males may wear swim trunks or jammers.

GOALS: Increase cardiovascular fitness, gross motor coordination, improve goal-setting abilities, and improve swimming strokes.

Date: Feb 3 – May 11*
Time: 4-5p
Day: Saturday
Location: Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center
Fee (R/NR): $78/$117
Deadline: January 27

No Door-to-Door Transportation

*Medical applications must be valid through June 17

MUSTANG AQUATICS REGISTRATION

MUSTANG TRACK AND FIELD

Ages 13+

There is something for everyone at Track & Field! You can train for field events, running, walking, sprints, long distance, and wheelchair races. Athletes have the opportunity to compete at the District Track and Field Meet.

NOTE: Please wear appropriate athletic clothing to practice – athletic shorts or sweatpants, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. Jeans and sandals of any kind are not allowed at practice..

GOALS: Increase gross motor coordination, improve athletic abilities and improve communication and listening skills

Date: March 6 – June 5
Time: 5:30 – 7p
Day: Wednesday
Location: CUSR Center/TBD
Fee (R/NR): $75/$12.50
Deadline: March 1

No Door-to-Door Transportation

MUSTANG TRACK AND FIELD REGISTRATION

C-U KIWANIS TOM JONES CHALLENGER LEAGUE

Ages 6-21

Information coming in the CUSR 2024 Summer Guide!

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