For children who are six or seven years old and "can't wait" to begin sports training, Special Olympics Arizona offers the Under 8, Can't Wait Athlete Training Program. Under 8, Can't Wait athletes train in regularly scheduled practice sessions in sports such as bowling or track and field. Then, along with other Special Olympics athletes, the Under 8 athlete is eligible to compete in a six and seven-year-old classification division at Area-Level competitions. Once an athlete in the Under 8, Can't Wait Training Program becomes eight years of age, he/she is then eligible to advance to compete at state, national and international level competitions. Under 8, Can't Wait athletes must meet all other eligibility requirements. Please contact the Area Director for your part of the state for more information.