Special Olympics

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Ways to participate:

Athlete: To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics Montana, you must be at least 8 years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment, or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required specially designed instruction.

NOTE: Persons with functional limitations based solely on a physical, behavioral, emotional, specific learning disability or sensory disability are not eligible.

Unified Partner: Special Olympics Unified Sports® brings together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities- people of similar age and athletic ability – who train and compete on the same teams.

Coach: Contact Joey Hancock if interested

The following items must be completed prior to 1st Day of Practice:

  • Athlete/Unified Partner/Volunteer Paperwork: Contact Joey Hancock at 570-4170 or email joey.hancock@bsd7.org to receive proper paperwork required by Special Olympics
    • Only needs completed once every 3 years
    • Covid Code of Conduct must be completed by everyone

  • Event Registration Form: Complete online registration form on team website hancocksheroes.weebly.com



Basketball-This year due to Covid we will not be holding in person practices and Athletes will compete at home according to SOMT Compete From Home Skills events and options and submit results/scores to Coach Joey

8/24 - Opening Ceremony (Facebook Live)

9/25 - Registration and all paperwork due

9/28 - Compete from home practice and competition begins

10/23 - Final scores due to Coach Joey

11/5 - Closing Ceremony (Facebook Live)


Training and Competition at the Bozeman Bowl on Fridays from 2:00-4:00 on the following dates:
Jan 8
Jan 15
Jan 22
Jan 29
Feb 5
Feb 12

If unable to attend in person, there is a compete from home option as well

*Bowling Registration and Paperwork due Dec 11*

Winter Snow Sports-unknown at this time due to Covid


Registration Due March 8th

Training Schedule(starts the week after spring break and ends April 30th):

Bocce - Mondays from 4:00 - 5:30 pm on BHS Turf field/Stadium

Soccer - Tuesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm BHS Turf field/Stadium or Hawk Gym depending on weather

-High School
***Gallatin High Students practice at Gallatin High with GHS Track team on Mondays and Thursdays starting March 22nd from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
***Bozeman High Students practice at Bozeman High with BHS Track team 
on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting March 24th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
-Middle School
***Chief Joseph Middle School Students will practice with CJMS Track team on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting March 31st from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
***Sacajawea Middle School Students will practice with SMS track team on Mondays starting March 29th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

-Fridays from 4:00-5:30 at Sacajawea Middle School

Golf - TBD based on weather

Important Information

  •  Detailed information regarding practice times, locations, registration forms, special events, etc are located on our team website: hancocksheroes.weebly.com
  • Each sport has a minimum number of practices students are required by Special Olympics to meet in order to be eligible for competition.
  • All athletes, unified partners, coaches and volunteers are encouraged to help participate in various fundraising opportunities if able

Late registration can only be granted by the Local Program Coordinator and only in situations where circumstances are beyond a family's control.

Note: All athletic uniforms or equipment need to be turned in prior to being allowed to sign up for the next sports season


Joey Hancock
Local Program Coordinator/Head Coach


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