Fort Bend Falcons
Volunteers are the lifeline of Special Olympics Texas and the Fort Bend Falcons are no exception. Falcons volunteers assist in a variety of ways including chaperoning our athletes at practices and competitions, training and coaching.
There is no experience needed to volunteer for the Fort Bend Falcons. Special Olympics of Texas requires a registration process be completed prior to volunteering.
A volunteer must submit a Class A Volunteer application, view a general and protective behabior slideshows. A volunteer must also complete a criminal background check.
The volunteer forms and background check can be found on the Special Olympics Texas website under "Get Involved".
To join one or all of our sports, all athletes must have a completed medical release on file before they can participate in practices or competitions.
Please bring a copy of the athlete's completed medical form to the Head Coach at the first practice of a sport and retain the original in your files.
The steps and additional information for becoming a Special Olympics athlete can also be found under the "Get Involved" tab on the Special Olympics Texas website.
Fort Bend Falcons coaches teach our athletes the sporting skills they need to play a sport and how to compete in various athletic events. Our coaches need not only the ability to teach how to play a sport but the ability to help our athletes be more aware of their skills, instill in the athletes confidence, courage, and leadership.
Our coaches are FBISD employees and are all certified by Special Olympics Texas through their Coach Education System and their six step process. The Fort Bend Falcons and Special Olympics Texas requires coaches to promote fair competition, organize and run training programs and to teach all coaches the sports rules. Many of our coaches train athletes in multiple sports. Each sport has a Head Coach.
Our coaches and athletes are guided by our Heads of Delegation, Hayley Martinez and Darin Quintero.
Join the Fort Bend Falcons family as an athlete! Come practice with us, play an individual sport or join a team! It's always a fun time for our athletes and their families.
We're looking for teammates with a passion for learning a new sport, improving their skills and making new friends. We take pride in our coaching and the training our coaches give our athletes.
Athletes must be an FBISD student with a minimum age of eight (8) years old with an intellectual disability or a closely related development disability.