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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Hold 2021 Tryouts for Special Olympics Unified Team

By Tyler Cutler , 05/15/21, 4:00PM MDT

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On Saturday May 15th, the Switchbacks FC held the first open tryouts in partnership with Special Olympics Colorado to build the first ever Special Olympics Unified soccer team in the USL.

Tryouts started at 10 am and were open to all Special Olympics soccer players, club players, and community members both male and female over the age of 16. The team will be made up of a mix of Special Olympics athletes and unified peer partners: players to help assist in ensuring full inclusion during play.

Two exhibition games have already been scheduled for the fall, with one hosted at the Colorado Rapids' stadium and one right here at Weidner Field. The 2021 regular season will be exclusively vs. the Colorado Rapids' Unified Team. 

The Switchbacks FC's Unified Team is sure to provide family friendly events and matches full of fun and some great soccer skills. Be sure to keep an eye our website for more information about upcoming games.