Athlete Application

To become eligible for Special Olympics training, competition, and programming, athletes must complete an Athlete Application and submit a Medical Form completed and signed by a licensed medical examiner.

To expedite the process, please submit the Athlete Application online.


ONLINE APPLICATION

Athlete Application for Participation

  • The Application for Participation is an online form linked below. (see red button “Online Application”)
  • The application includes a participation agreement and waiver.
  • An adult athlete or his/her parent/guardian (for a minor) must sign the application once completed.

To receive printed forms, please contact register@sosc.org.

Medical Form

  • Once you submit the online application, a link to the Medical Form will be emailed to you.
  • The Medical Form requires a physical examination by a licensed medical examiner (not a nurse or EMT).
  • The Special Olympics Southern California Medical Form must be used. School or agency medical forms will NOT be accepted.
  • The form is valid for 3 years from the date of the physician’s signature.
  • At the end of the 3 years, a new form must be completed and signed by a licensed medical examiner (not a nurse or EMT). If there are significant changes to the athlete’s health, the athlete must be re-examined by a licensed medical examiner (not a nurse or EMT).

Online Forms

Click on the ONLINE APPLICATION link to submit your application to become an athlete and receive the required Medical Form.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Printed Forms

If you don't have access to completing the online forms, please email register@sosc.org to receive printed forms.

Optional Supplemental Forms

Atlanto-Axial Instability (AAI) Special Release Form

This form should only be completed if symptoms of spinal cord compression or Atlanto-axial instability were found in a pre-participation examination and a doctor then provided clearance for participation following a neurological evaluation on page 4 of the medical form.

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Emergency Medical Care Refusal Form

The Emergency Medical Care Refusal Form (formerly called the Religious Objections Form) is rarely used and should only be completed if an athlete or legal guardian does not consent to emergency medical care on religious or other grounds and has marked a box under the Emergency Care provision on the Athlete Release Form.

Athlete Completion

To be completed by adult athlete with capacity to sign legal documents
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Parent or Guardian Completion

To be completed by parent or guardian of athlete who is a minor or lacks capacity to sign legal documents
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