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Sports

Sport is a great avenue to pursue at any age, and we know that organized sports have proven to be the catalyst for many great benefits throughout our lives. It can provide so much – discipline, hard work, sacrifice, and teamwork. Sports training and competition also helps us in dealing with success and failure, setting and striving for goals, the value of practice and preparation, and learning to overcome adversity.

You’ve come to us with an interest in competing or you know someone who wants to compete. Great! You’ve come to a place that welcomes everyone. In fact, Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization in the world! And, we continue to welcome more athletes, Unified Partners and coaches.

Our training and competition schedule is broken down into four seasons. You are welcome to compete in multiple sports throughout the year, and if the schedule permits, there are some athletes who currently compete in multiple sports within a season.

All of our competitions and training are available to you free of charge. If you are new to Special Olympics and want to compete, please visit our Regions page. There we have our state areas split up by geography to create local competitions leading up to qualifying for State Championships. You are welcome to either reach out directly to one of those Area Managers, or you are welcome to complete the online Athlete Medical Form and the Regional Manager who oversees your county will contact you with next steps.

fall

September - November

Calendar

The Fall season’s culminating event is Flag Football Championships (JFK High School, Denver) and Fall Classic (Littleton/Lakewood).

Volleyball

Flag Football

Bowling

winter

January - March

Calendar

The Winter season’s culminating events are Winter Games (Littleton and Copper Mountain) and State Basketball Championship (Gold Crown Fieldhouse in Lakewood).

Basketball

Speed Skating

Figure Skating

Cross Country Skiing

Snowshoeing

Snowboarding

Alpine Skiing

spring

April - June

Calendar

The Spring season’s culminating event is Summer Games, our largest competition of the year. The 2015 Summer Games will again be held at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Track & Field

Soccer

Powerlifting

Gymnastics

Aquatics

summer

June - August

Calendar

The Summer season’s culminating event is Summer Classic at the Aurora Sports Park.

Tennis

Softball

Golf

Cycling

Bocce