Become an Athlete
Are you ready to take on an exciting new challenge, take your sports-game to the next level, and meet friends along the way? Then Special Olympics is the right place for you.
We are always looking for athletes to compete in a variety of sports with an impressive roster of coaches who are eager to train athletes for sport and competitions.
As an athlete with Special Olympics, you will participate in weekly practices to prepare you for competitions or to keep physically active. For many athletes, participating in Special Olympics is a path to healthy living, empowerment, acceptance and friendship. Special Olympics is dedicated to increasing physical fitness, confidence and other sport and life skills of our athletes; all in a positive and supportive environment.
Am I eligible to be an athlete?
In order to participate as an athlete with Special Olympics, you must:
be eight years of age or older (does not apply to Active Start or FUNdamentals)
have an intellectual disability
agree to read and abide by the SOC Sports Rules and the Special Olympics Ontario's policies and procedures
*Please note some programs may have age requirements
If you'd like to become a part of Special Olympics Ontario, please register to become an athlete here.