L.E.A.R.N. of TN
(Life Enrichment and Recreation Network)
Our sports programs are open to players, both male and female, ages 8 and up with special needs. We currently have athletes participating in the following sports: Basketball, Bocce Ball, Bowling, Flag Football, Golf, Power lifting, and Track & Field. Our sports programs teach the basic skills and fundamentals of each sport and gives every athlete the opportunity to learn and participate in each sport at their skill level. Come out and join us and have some fun!
Season: January - mid March
Registration Meeting and practice: 1st Saturday in January
Practices: Saturdays through end of February
Athletes have the opportunity to practice and train for the Special Olympics Regional and State basketball tournaments.
Registration & General Meeting: Mid-March after basketball season ends.
Sports: Bocce Ball, Golf, Power lifting, and Track and Field.
Practices begin in April. Dates, times and location for practices for these sports varies. Coaches will give athletes and their families the practice information.
Athletes have the opportunity to compete in the Special Olympics TN State games in May in either bocce, powerlifting, or track and field.
Golf: Athletes participate with a partner
Practices: Begin first Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening of April for 8 weeks at Bloomfield Linds, Old Fort Golf Course
Special Olympics Golf Tournaments: 7 tournaments - 2 in Middle TN., 2 in East Tn., 2 in West TN., and State Tournament in Smyrna, TN.
Athletes and their partners must compete and pass Individual Skills Competition to advance to Level 2 - Alternate Shot Team Play competition (9 hole).
We have several athletes who have competed in the Individual Skills Competition and three athletes and their partners who have competed in Alternate Shot Team Play (9 holes) at many of the tournaments including the State Golf Tournament, which is held in September at the Smyrna Golf Course. In 2011 one of our Level 2 athletes and his partner competed in the National Invitational Golf Tournament in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Registration meeting and 1st practice: 2nd Saturday in July at Sports Com field
Practices: Saturday mornings from July through September
Athletes will have the opportunity to practice and train for the Special Olympics Flag Footbal Tournament, in either Skills or Team Competition, held in Nashville in the fall.
L.E.A.R.N. STARS team has competed in the tournament each year since 2009.
BOWLING: Sunday afternoons beginning in September at either Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles or Smyrna Bowling Center. Bowling is open to athletes and their families. Information regarding the number of games and the cost will be given at the first practice.
Athletes have the opportunity to participate in Area 16's Special Olympics Bowling tournament, held the end of October at the Smyrna Bowling Center.
Clinics are free and opened to all youth and adults, ages 8 and up with Special Needs
Basketball Clinic - Saturday in November at MTSU or Sports Com gym
Flag Football Clinic - July at Sports Com practice field
Participants have included athletes from Maury, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties
We thank M.T.S.U. Basketball Head Coach Kermit Davis, his players, and coaching staff for their support and appreciate all that they have done to make these clinics a success.