New soccer program for kids with special needs
N.D.G.’s Soccer Association has launched a new program for boys and girls 7 to 12 with intellectual disabilities. The 2016 NDGSA Lions will be a team made up of approximately 20 players who will learn soccer skills through exercises and drills specially tailored to their abilities.
In order to make the most out of the program and enhance the experience for the children, the association will be affiliated with Special Olympics Quebec, and will include counsellors certified by the organization. For every two children, there will be one counsellor, many of whom are university or college students studying in the special education field or soccer players who want to share their love for the game.
The season kicks off on June 12 and ends Aug. 14. Games will take place every Sunday at 3 p.m. at Georges St. Pierre Park in N.D.G. The cost is $50, which includes uniforms and a season-ending pizza party with medals and certificates for all players.
To register, visit the NDGSA office (5319 Notre Dame de Grace Ave.) with your child any Monday or Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, visit ndgsa.com.