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Unified Athletic Program

Cecil County Public Schools offers a unified sports program in addition to the general sports program.  Unified sports teams are engaged in competitive matches in a variety of sports. Unified teams are made up of a combination of students with and without disabilities.  A student with disabilities is defined as someone requiring special education services for their educational program.  All students with special needs are eligible, regardless of physical, emotional, or cognitive ability.  Any athlete, with and without disabilities, is eligible as long as they:

  1. maintain acceptable academic grades.
  2. are not a member of a general team in the same sport.
  3. do not play another sport in the same season.

This mixed ability approach allows athletes to help and support each other, to learn lifetime sports skills, work together as a team, and develop lifetime friendships.

Below are the Unified Sports offered and important dates for the season:

FALL: High School Unified Tennis  

Practice begins on the first of September and concludes in November. There are two practices a week after school. Each high school will play the other high schools once during the season. There is a County Tournament and a State Championship each year. Each team has a balance of special-needs athletes and general education athletes. 

FALL:  Middle School Unified Bocce Ball

Practice begins after school begins and concludes in November. There are two practices a week after school. Each middle school will play the other middle schools during the season. Each team has a balance of special-needs athletes and general education athletes.

WINTER:  High School Unified Bowling

Practice begins in late November and concludes in February. There are two practices a week after school with four to five practices held at Elk Lanes in Elkton. There is a County Tournament and a Cross County Tournament with Harford County Unified Bowling teams. There are bumper teams and non-bumper teams. Each team has a balance of special-needs athletes and general education athletes. 

SPRING:  High School Unified Bocce Ball

Practice begins in early March and concludes in May. There are two practices a week after school. Each high school will play the other high schools once during the season. There is a County/District Tournament and a State Championship each year. Each team has a balance of special-needs athletes and general education athletes.

SPRING:  Middle School Unified Track & Field 

Practice begins in early March and concludes in May.  

ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL PRIOR TO THE FIRST PRACTICE
Sports physicals must be completed by a physician. Free Physicals will be offered in June each year. Only one physical needs to be done for the entire school year, and must be dated AFTER June 1.  The Parent Information Packets for all athletes are found in the main lobby of your high school or from the Athletics Home Page https://www.ccps.org/Page/63.  This includes the physical forms for the doctor as well as other important information.   Please contact the Unified Athletic Director, Sabrina Marion, if you would like more details. Her email address is: sdmarion@ccps.org.