Category: Floor Hockey

#SundaySpotlight: David Amavisca

David Amavisca’s involvement with Special Olympics Southern California started as a parent, like many. David and his wife, Yndira, then branched out into volunteering, and specifically coaching. David’s impact has reached far more than just his son, Elias, as he was named the 2018 Floor Hockey Coach of the Season. David, a Santa Maria resident, ...

#SundaySpotlight: Scott Haynes

Scott Haynes was in the net, stopping shots for the San Diego Vista Red Wings at the Floor Hockey Championship on March 11. The 30-year-old even posted a shutout in one of the team’s three games, a 5-0 win over the Laguna Hills Eagle Hawks, to help them earn the silver medal in the green ...

Recapping the 2018 Floor Hockey Championship

The Orange County Laguna Hills Hawks picked quite the time to score their first floor hockey victory over the San Diego El Cajon Gulls this season. The Hawks prevailed 6-3 in one of three victories Sunday en route to the red division’s gold medal at the 2018 Floor Hockey Championship at The RINKS in Huntington ...

New Opportunities

As Special Olympics Southern California has expanded its reach, now serving more than 32,250 athletes, more competitors have been able to try their hand at more sports. New sports have come and gone over the last 50 years, and some have moved seasons. The standalone floor hockey season, which wraps up with the March 11 ...

One Busy March

LONG BEACH, Calif. - The calendar has turned to March and it brings with it a busy schedule that is loaded with opportunities in the many schools throughout Southern California. As of today (this first day of March), there are more than 20 events scheduled within Special Olympics Southern California, and it will get off ...

#SundaySpotlight: Officials Travel Extra Mile

By Tracy McDannald and Sean Minnihan Attend a Special Olympics Southern California event and it will be hard to miss spotting a volunteer in any direction you turn. They assist in several capacities, from coaches to souvenir boutique volunteers to medics. Yet, perhaps the easiest place to overlook a volunteer at work is on the ...

INSIDE SOSC: OC Floor Hockey Debuts, and More

A week after half of Special Olympics Southern California's teams opened the floor hockey season, teams split and competed in a pair of competitions almost 200 miles apart in the first full weekend on Saturday. LINKS: OC Competition Photo Gallery | NSB Competition Photo Gallery In Orange County, 109 athletes from eight teams that represented ...

INSIDE SOSC: Floor Hockey Season Underway

Approximately 130 athletes around Southern California were ready for the intense, physical open to the floor hockey season Saturday at Escondido Sports Complex. Athletes from the Inland Empire, Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley, Orange County, Santa Clarita and San Diego regions battled on a pair of courts. Among the gold medal recipients in separate ...

SOSC Announces Upcoming Changes to Sports Offerings

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2017) – Special Olympics Southern California has unveiled a new sports plan that will maximize the amount of training and competition for athletes year-round, allow it to serve more athletes than ever before, and enhance the athlete experience. A Sports Taskforce formed in 2016 to assess SOSC’s sports offerings and ...