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Photos from the Seattle Unified Soccer League Kick-Off Event on March 30, 2013.

Seattle Unified Soccer League 

 

2013 Spring Calendars
March 30th Kick-Off   |   High Schools   |    Middle / Elementary Schools

Coaches Education
Unified Sports Online Training    |    General Orientation

Kickoff Pre-Registration: Register   | Young Athletes Registration

League Overview

Special Olympics Washington has expanded the Seattle Schools Unified H.S Soccer League by providing opportunities to elementary and middle schools.  Practices begin in March at all levels with league play beginning March 30th at the SUSL Kick-Off event.  The Kick-Off event will showcase Unified Soccer at the elementary through high school levels, a Young Athletes exhibition for students 2-7 years old, fans in the stands supported by high school youth activation committees, an administrators workshop, and a march to the match highlighting all the local partnerships that make this league possible.

Students who participate will represent their school in training (on school grounds) and compete in league and regional / state competitions.  All Unified Soccer participation is free of charge and all teams have the opportunity to compete against other teams in the KC Region based on age and ability level.

Roster Size
Unified soccer teams are made up of five athletes with intellectual disabilities and five unified partners without intellectual disabilities.  Playing rules state that 3 athletes and 2 partners play at a time.

 

High School Teams
Cleveland HS
Chief Sealth HS
Ballard HS
Ingraham HS
Franklin HS
Rainier Beach HS
NOVA HS
Nathan Hale HS
West Seattle HS

Middle School Teams
Hamilton MS
Whitman MS
Eckstien MS
Denny
Mercer
Washington

Elementary School Teams
Greenwood
Daniel Bagley
Wedgwood
MLK Jr
Olympic View

SUSL History

In 2011, Special Olympics Washington partnered with the Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Sounders FC to provide a one of a kind unified soccer league for Seattle Public Schools students.  Chief Sealth, Cleveland, Nathan Hale, NOVA, Rainier Beach, Ingraham, and West Seattle began practicing in March, followed by six weeks of league play at Interbay Soccer Stadium beginning in April.  Teams were made up of students both with (Special Olympics Athletes) and without (Unified Partners) intellectual disabilities, representing their school in the Seattle Unified Soccer League, regional and state Special Olympics Washington tournaments.  In addition, athletes and partners in the SUSL were eligible to participate on the Special Olympics Seattle Sounders team, competing in the Cascadia Championship Series against the Special Olympics Portland Timbers.  It was a busy spring and summer for more than 100 student athletes from Seattle Public Schools.