Become an Athlete

Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics Connecticut.

Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from across the state who are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our community.

Through sports, our athletes are realizing their abilities.
Their world is opened with acceptance and understanding.
They become confident and empowered as a result of their accomplishments.

We offer 26 Olympic-style sports and opportunities to train and compete in sports year-round. Athletes ages 2 to 7 may participate in our Young Athletes® program and school-aged children with intellectual disabilities may participate in our Special Olympics Unified Sports® school program.

Please refer to our Eligibility Statement and Athletes Code of Conduct to find out more.
To find a Special Olympics Local Program in or near your town, please click here.

A parent or guardian must complete the following Forms:

• Medical Form
This Form must be signed by a licensed medical examiner and is valid for three years. Instructions for filling out Medical Form

• Release Form for Minors or Release Form for Adults
The Release Form is for minors under the age of 18. The Release Form should be completed for participants 18 years of age and older and does not have an expiration date.

Athlete Interest Form
This Form provides us with the necessary information to properly place the athlete with a Local Program that best suits them.

Upon receipt of these completed Forms, Special Olympics Connecticut will forward the information to an appropriate Local Program. Within two to three weeks, you will be contacted by a Local Coordinator and receive information regarding practices and upcoming events.

All forms may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State Street, Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517, Attn: Sue Mohr.