Become an Athlete

Become an Athlete

Athlete Interest Form
Having fun, developing skills and building self-esteem is the life of a Special Olympics athlete. No matter the person's age or skill level, Special Olympics Southern California has something for every person with intellectual disabilities. For more information on becoming an athlete, please complete the form below.
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Please select the program(s) in which you would like to participate
To be eligible to participate in a traditional program, an athlete must be at least 8 years old and be interested in participating in traditional Special Olympics sports and competitions. Select a Season, then select sport(s) in which you are interested.
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To participate in the Young Athletes Program, an athlete must be between the ages 2 and 7 years old. The Young Athletes Programs focuses on a healthy mental and physical growth of the athletes.
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In School Games, school-aged athletes compete within their schools and districts in sports events and competitions.
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Unified Sports is a program that partners those with and without intellectual disabilities in sports and competitions to promote and create social inclusion.