73 Local Programs, 28 Olympic-Type Sports, 4 State Games

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. It also offers Special Olympics Unified Sports® which teams up athletes with intellectual disabilities and their peers without disabilities, known as Unified partners, to play sports. Participants train for 8 to 12 weeks prior to a state competition. This training is offered through our Local Programs.

SOCT Sports By Season

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Winter Games

December - March

Alpine Skiing
Basketball
Cross-Country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Gymnastics
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Speed Skating

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Summer Games

March - June

Aquatics
Athletics
Cycling
Soccer
Tennis

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Unified Sports® Fall Festival

June - September

Bocce
Croquet
Golf
Fishing
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing
Softball

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Unified Sports® Holiday Classic

September - November

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Flag Football
Powerlifting
Volleyball

View 2022 Holiday Classic Schedule

Looking for More Information About Our Sports?

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For a full listing of our events please visit our Calendar.

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For specific sports rules visit our Coaching Resources page.