Soccer is considered the world's most popular sport for children and adults around the world. Similarly, it is one of the most popular sports for Special Olympics athletes. Athletes are able to improve their overall physical fitness through training and competition.

In addition to offering traditional soccer, Special Olympics Soccer offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic soccer skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team competition.

Team Competition

  • Seven-A-Side Team (outdoor)

The following soccer events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:

Individual Skills Competition

  • Dribbling
  • Shooting
  • Run and Kick

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This sport is offered in the following locations:

Inland Empire
(Barstow, Desert, Mojave, Rebels, Rancho Cucamonga, T.E.A.M., Temecula, W San Berest San Bernardino)

Kern County

Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley
(Greater Los Angeles, South Bay, Westside, Pasadena, Southeast Los Angeles - Cerritos, Lakewood, Pico Rivera)

Orange County

San Diego County

San Luis Obispo County

Santa Barbara County

Northern Santa Barbara

Santa Clarita & Tri-Valley

Ventura County