Since we are a sport that requires improvements in strength and balance, we practice every Tuesday from 7-8pm starting in September and running until State Games in June. We are one of the few Special Olympics sports that go the full year to ensure that the athletes have the time to get stronger. We have over a dozen athletes participating each week and a great group of coaches well-schooled in technique and physical development.
Our season starts in early September and runs through June when our athletes compete at the Virginia Special Olympics State Games.
Despite being a seasonal sport, area 26 holds powerlifting practice year round in order to advance the mission of special Olympics by keeping those with intellectual disabilities in powerful shape all year!