Athlete Registration

Athletes are the core of the Special Olympics movement and the meaning behind everything we do. Special Olympics Colorado athletes can train and compete in 20 different sports, participate in a variety of competitions at the local, area, state, and international level. Special Olympics Colorado hosts more than 100 competitions. And, we have unique training events like the Denver Nuggets all-team clinic exclusive to Special Olympics athletes and a Unified soccer team that travels with the Colorado Rapids!

Athlete Training
Prior to any Special Olympics Colorado competition, each athlete is required to engage in an extensive training program. As an athlete you will develop fitness and sports skills, and learn the rules and strategies from your coaches. To learn about any upcoming training programs in your area, please contact your Regional Manager.

How To Register as an Athlete

Children and adults with intellectual disabilities who reside in Colorado are eligible to compete as athletes (all experience and skill levels welcome), and people without disabilities of all ages are invited to compete as Unified Partners (teammates).

The following are a few simple steps to get you started and competing as a Special Olympics Athlete in Colorado:

  • Schedule a doctors or sports physical which “clears you for athletic participation”.
  • Complete either the Online Athlete Participation Medical Form (coming soon) which is submitted directly to Special Olympics Colorado, or one of the two other versions provided.