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Inclusive

Minnesota Flyers is proud to offer our Inclusive division!  Inclusive is a year-round program dedicated to providing athletic training and social engagement for individuals with special needs.

 

Our goal is to provide a platform where children and adults with physical or intellectual disabilities can be free to experience health and fitness along with other athletes in an integrative, comfortable, and safe environment.

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In the spirit of Minnesota Flyers mission, as well as the international mission of the Special Olympics, our Inclusive program is designed to offer specialized training adapting to the needs of each athlete while embodying our Team philosophy.  Our specially trained coaches work one-on-one with each athlete so everyone receives quality instruction based around individual abilities while also engaging together as one.  We are one team and TOGETHER WE FLY!

Training formats are structured on a seasonal basis.  Competitions are available throughout the year through USATF and many other athletic leagues and organizations.  Practice dates and times are posted seasonally and full details available to registered members, however our Inclusive program seasons generally follow this schedule:

Indoor Season:  Early January - Mid-March

Practice Dates/Times:  Fridays at 6pm (until 7-7:30pm)

Location: Hopkins North Junior High, Minnetonka, MN

Outdoor Season:  Mid-May - Early August

Practice Dates/Times:  Thursdays at 6pm (until 7-7:30pm)

Location: Armstrong High School, Plymouth, MN

 

Cross Country Season Duration:  Sept to early November

Practice Dates/Times:  6pm, date TBD

Location: Varies amongst park locations

Annual membership is $75 which provides each athlete a USATF membership, team performance t-shirt, and all indoor and outdoor facility access for one full year.  We are working toward the ability offer this program free, but until that time, please email manager@minnesotaflyers.com if you need financial assistance with the annual membership fee. 

If you would like more information or to discuss interest in involvement with Minnesota Flyers Inclusive, please send an e-mail to manager@minnesotaflyers.com(Please note, contact through this page is for inclusive interest only and is not for questions or information about other programs.  All general inquiries regarding our other programs and seasons can be found under the "programs" tab above.  Thank you.)

SEE YOU AT THE TRACK!!!

Existing USATF Members new to Minnesota Flyers and wishing to affiliate their membership with our program can do so by logging into your USATF account and changing your affiliation in your profile. We are unable to process affiliations at the club level.  Athletes will not show on our USATF or Athletic.net rosters until the change of affiliation request is made.  Questions or difficulties changing affiliation can be sent to office@usatfmn.org.  Thank you!