Provincial Games Policies

This section contains the Provincial Games Policies of the organization.


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  • 7000-300 Provincial Games Structure
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    7000-300 Provincial Games: Provincial Games Structure   Review Date: February 2019                           Effective Date: February 23, 2018   Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Games Structure shall consist of Spring, Summer and Winter Games taking place on a four year cycle.                                                      Spring Games:   These games shall take place every four years (2020, 2024…) in May or June with the following sports being contested:   Aquatics Basketball 10 Pin Bowling Powerlifting Bocce   Summer Games:   These games shall take place every four years (2021, 2025…) in July or August with the following sports being contested:                  Athletics Rhythmic Gymnastics Soccer Softball Golf                  Winter Games:   These games shall take place every four years (2019 2023…) in January or February with the following sports being contested:   Alpine Skiing Figure Skating Nordic Skiing Snowshoeing Speed Skating Curling   Provincial Floor Hockey and 5-Pin Bowling Championship:     This championship shall take place every four years in April or May in the same year as the Winter Games (2019, 2023…).  
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  • 7000-303 Team Quota Allocation for Provincial Games
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    7000-303 Provincial Games: Team Quota Allocation Review Date: February 2019                Effective Date: February 23, 2018 Team Quotas shall be allocated according to the Policy Detail outlined below: Calculation for Games Quota The calculation is determined by the total number of teams participating in each sport, at the Provincial Qualifiers.
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  • 7000-304 Athlete Identification Criteria Individual
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    7000-304: Athlete Identification Criteria for Advancement to Provincial Games (Individual Sports) Review Date: February 2019                 Effective Date: February 23, 2018 To ensure fair and equitable identification of athletes to Provincial Games, the criteria outlined in the policy details below will be used to determine which athletes will advance from Provincial Qualifiers.
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  • 7000-305 Athlete Eligibility for Provincial Games
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    7000-305 Athlete Eligibility for Provincial Games Review Date: February 2019                              Effective Date: February 23, 2018 In order to be eligible to advance to a Provincial Games each athlete must meet the following criteria: Provincial Games Athlete Eligibility Requirements: Athlete Registration Each athlete must submit a completed Special Olympics Ontario athlete registration form Age The athlete must be 10 years of age or older as of the first day of Provincial Games Sport Club Registration Each athlete must be registered with a Special Olympics Ontario sport/athletic club in the specific sport he/she is competing in Provincial Qualifier The athlete must participate in a Provincial Qualifier.
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  • 7000-306 Team Identification
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    7000-306 Provincial Games: Team Selection Criteria for Advancement to Provincial Games Review Date: February 2019                   Effective Date: February 23, 2018 The following criteria shall determine how Special Olympics teams (Basketball, Bocce, Curling, Floor Hockey, Soccer, and Softball) advance to a Provincial Level of Special Olympics competition.
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  • 7000-307 Team Eligibility
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    7000-307 Provincial Games: Team Eligibility for Participation in Provincial Games Review Date: February 2019                          Effective Date: February 23, 2018 Basketball, Bocce, Curling, Softball, Soccer and Floor Hockey Teams must meet all eligibility requirements outlined in the policy detailed below to be eligible to participate in a Provincial Games.  
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  • 7000-308 Coach Selection Criteria
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    7000-308 Provincial Games: Coach Identification Criteria for Provincial Games Review Date: February 2019             Effective Date: February 23, 2018 To ensure fair and equitable identification of coaches to Provincial Games the criteria outline in the policy details below will be used to determine which coaches will represent their District Teams at Provincial Games.
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  • 7000-311 High Performance Quota
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    7000-311 High Performance Quotas for Provincial Games (Individual Sports) Review Date:    February 2019          Effective Date:  February 23, 2018 When possible, up to a maximum of five percent of additional quota will be added for each individual sport to be used as High Performance (HP) quota.
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  • 7000-312 Athlete Eligibility Appeal Process
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    7000-312 Athlete Eligibility Appeal Process   Review Date: February 2019                Effective Date: February 23, 2018 Any individual, athlete or advocate, with just cause, who believes that an athlete is unfairly affected by the implementation of Policy XX `Athlete Eligibility for Participation in Provincial Games’ or XX “Team Eligibility for Participation in Provincial Games” may refute this decision by following the appeal process outlined in the policy details below.
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  • 7000-313 Athlete Assistant
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    7000-313 Provincial Games: Athlete Assistant Review Date: February 2019        Effective Date: February 23, 2018 Preamble It is understood that some athletes normally travel with or require the service of an Athlete Assistant to assist them in the completion of essential daily life activities.
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  • 7000-314: Reserve Performance Quotas for Provincial Games (Team Sport)
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    7000-314: Reserve Performance Quotas for Provincial Games (Team Sport)   Review Date:        February 2020             Effective Date: February 2019   When assigning quota for team sports for Provincial Games, two (2) team quotas will be held in reserve as Performance quota. The following procedure outlines how the Reserve Performance quota will be assigned.  
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