Sports Training, Competition, and More
Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) offers a variety of sports training, competitions, fitness and enrichment programs for athletes of all ages. From national and international Games to school-based programs and leadership development, SOCT promotes inclusion and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to athletes across the state.
SOCT provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities in 28 Olympic-style sports. Athletes can choose a sport to compete in for each of our four seasons–Winter, Summer, Fall, and Holiday.
Unified Sports® in Schools
Special Olympics Unified Sports® programs bring athletes with intellectual disabilities and their peers without disabilities together to compete and train in a variety of sports throughout the school year.
Special Olympics USA and World Games
SOCT athletes have the opportunity to compete with their peers from around the country and the globe during the Special Olympics USA and World Games.
College Engagement Programs
Created and run by college students, Special Olympic College Clubs connect university students and individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports and social activities.
Athlete Leadership is an opportunity for SOCT athletes to develop leadership skills as they take on roles that develop their independence, initiative, and ability.
Find Your Local Program
One of the first steps in becoming an SOCT athlete is to find a local program. Local programs help athletes prepare for competition at the state level and provide fitness and health education through social activities that inspire friendship and inclusion.