Special Olympics


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 BHS 522-6230 or email joey.hancock@bsd7.org to receive proper paperwork required by Special Olympics
    • Only needs completed once every 3 years

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




September 10 – Basketball Practice Begins

October 26 – Area Basketball Tournament - Billings

November 7-9 – State Basketball Tournament - Butte


December 12 – Bowling Practice Begins - Bozeman Bowl

January 18 & 25  Competitive Ski Training - Community Race Day at Bridger Bowl

February 4-6  Competitive Ski Racing Competition - Jackson Hole

February 21  Bowling Competition - Star Lanes, Butte

February 24  Area Winter Games - Big Sky Resort


March 10-12  Spring/Summer Games Sports Practice Begins

April 22-24 – Spring Area Games - Bozeman/Belgrade

May12-15  State Summer Games - Great Falls

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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