Become an Athlete

Learn a new skill and discover your potential by becoming an athlete with Special Olympics!

As an athlete, you have the opportunity to train and compete in a sport on a weekly basis within your community, at a level appropriate for you. Special Olympics is focused on providing a fun, engaging, inclusive, positive and healthy environment for all participants.

An individual may participate in more than one sport – space permitting. All individuals are expected to comply with the Special Olympics Code of Conduct, which aims to create a positive, encouraging and supportive environment for every participant.


Get Started

Find a program.

Check out the programs available in your community.

Fill out your online registration.

Fill out our online registration, and tell use about yourself! We will need to know your name, address, age, and sport you intend on playing.

Next steps.

Once you complete registration, you will receive confirmation from your community on your next steps. Please be patient!