Opening Day of EKA SOCCER
Special Needs Athletics in Georgia
In Memory of Lisa Donatelli Fochtman
Exceptional Kids Athletics Incis announcing the start of a special needs athletic program in Georgia. Our programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of children aged 4-18 with physical and/or mental disabilities. The programs are geared toward player development rather than competition.
If you have a special needs child, ages 4-18 years old with any type of disability who you would like to:
Develop a sense of belonging Be exposed to a variety of sports
Be part of a team Work on improving social skills
Work on improving self-esteem Work on improving fitness level and skills
!!!!THEN THIS IS FOR YOUR CHILD!!!!!!
We will start a 6 week Soccer program that will include a small training session each week and a game. Your child will be evaluated at the first game, and assigned to a team based on first age range (younger children, older children) and then by ability. The program will start Sunday March 3, 2013 at Rhodes Jordan Park, Lawrenceville, GA.
The staff consists of Soccer Coaches (former soccer professionals, current soccer coaches, and other types of coaches) who will teach your child about soccer. There will be adult volunteers who either work specifically with the special needs population (OT, PT, ST, Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals, or other parents of special need children) or who will be trained on how to interact with your child’s disability. You will be able to sit in the stands and enjoy the game. Your child will also be assigned a soccer “buddy” if requested by the parent or at the discretion of the special needs staff. This will be a student volunteer whose only job will be to work with your child on the field under the direction of the Coaching Staff and the Special Education staff, again so that you can enjoy the game.
Fees generally range $50-$75 depending on sport, and will include: registration fee, jersey and ball. Fees go towards insurance, all background checks (Board, Coaches, and Adult volunteers as part of our Risk Management KidSafe Program), field rental, insurance, and more. The fee for the spring soccer program is $65 for the season.
Aimee Prainito, MA, OTR, CEO
Scott Prainito, President
Jonn Warde, Vice President
Theresa Keener, MA, PT, CFO
Josephine Rivera, Secretary
We are also currently seeking EKA Sponsors, volunteers and buddies. Please contact any board member above for assistance.
If you are interested or need more information, please fill out the form below and please see our website Exceptional Kids Athletics Inc
Please see more information on Volunteering below the form box.
For Volunteering Please fill out and return the following forms:
Coaches Code of Conduct
Coaching Manual Acknowledgment this manual can be found on https://www.exceptionalkidsathletics.org under Coaches
Adult Volunteers (18 and older):
Adult Volunteer General Information
Adult Volunteer Application
Adult Volunteer Code of Conduct
Adult Volunteer Manual Acknowledgment this manual can be found on https://www.exceptionalkidsathletics.org under Adult Volunteers
Adult Volunteer Package with Risk Management
Buddy Volunteers (ages 8-18)
Buddy Volunteer General Information
Buddy Volunteer Application
Buddy Code of Conduct
Buddy Manual Acknowledgment this manual can be found on https://www.exceptionalkidsathletics.org under Buddy Volunteers
Buddy Complete Application Package
All adults over the age of 18 years must complete and pass a Background check that is paid for by EKA:
Policy on Background Checks for Risk Management
Risk Managment Mission Statement
Risk Management Privacy Statement
Volunteer Disclosure Statement for Background Checks
Instructions on Risk Management and Background Checks