Special Olympics Wisconsin’s medical policy - a must!
The Official Special Olympics Release Form and Application for Participation in Special Olympics Form (also referred to as an athlete's "medical") serve as an athlete’s registration for Special Olympics and must be completed before an athlete participates in any Special Olympics training program. It provides for a photo release, necessary medical information, secondary insurance coverage by Special Olympics, Incorporated and emergency medical treatment in the event a parent or guardian cannot be reached.
THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS MEDICAL POLICY:
An athlete’s Application for Participation in Special Olympics form expires prior to the last day of the state competition for which the athlete is registered, a new form must be completed correctly, mailed to Special Olympics Wisconsin Headquarters, postmarked by the medical deadline date for that sport and approved. (Example: An athlete whose Application expires on March 15th wishes to compete in basketball. The last day of the state competition is April 3rd; therefore, a new Application must be postmarked by the February 1st medical deadline date.)
Athletes who are NEW to Special Olympics must submit both the Official Special Olympics Release Form and the Application for Participation in Special Olympics form, postmarked by the appropriate medical deadline date.
The medical deadline dates also apply to peer athletes. New peer athletes must submit the Unified Sports® Partner Application form and must complete the online Protective Behaviors training by the appropriate medical deadline date, which allows them to be registered as a Class A volunteer.
The Application for Participation in Special Olympics form must be completed every 3 years unless otherwise stated by the physician or an athlete has a significant medical condition change during the three-year period for their medical form. If the athlete has an annual examination, the Application for Participation may be submitted yearly. The Official Special Olympics Release form only needs to be completed once unless there is a change in guardianship for the athlete. The Unified Sports® Partner Application form only needs to be completed once, however, peers must stay current on their Class A volunteer status by completing the online Protective Behaviors once every three years.
The medical form policy is strictly enforced. Medical forms cannot be faxed to Special Olympics Wisconsin Headquarters. For more information, contact your local Regional office or Special Olympics Wisconsin Headquarters at (800) 552-1324.
State Competition Medical Deadline Dates
FALL SPORTS TOURNAMENT
Deadline: OCTOBER 1
Competition in December
Bowling and Volleyball
WINTER GAMES TOURNAMENT
Deadline: DECEMBER 1
Competition in January
Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoe Racing
INDOOR SPORTS TOURNAMENT
Deadline: FEBRUARY 1
Competition in April
Basketball Skills, Team Basketball and Gymnastics
Deadline: APRIL 1
Competition in June
Aquatics, Athletics, Powerlifting and Football [Soccer]
OUTDOOR SPORTS TOURNAMENT
Deadline: JUNE 1
Competition in August
Bocce, Golf, Unified Sports® Golf, Softball,Tee Ball and Tennis
For more information, contact
Athlete Records Manager
Toll Free: (800) 552-1324
Direct Line: (608) 552-5677