Special Olympics Vermont

Become an Athlete

Become an Athlete

Athletes of all ages and abilities are welcome at Special Olympics. Registering an athlete is a simple process.

First, fill out the Athlete Interest Form  Once we receive the form, we will connect you with appropriate programs in your area. Although our office is in South Burlington, we have local and school based programs all over the state.

Second, fill out the athlete consent, emergency contact, and medical forms in the Athlete Registration Packet. The medical form must be completed by a physician, and must be submitted to the Special Olympics Vermont state office before the athlete participates in training or competitions. If the athlete has had a physical evaluation within the 12 months, the form may be completed by the physician based on the most recent physical evaluation.

Click here to download the latest Athlete Registration Packet.

Send the completed forms to:

16 Gregory Drive
Suite 2
South Burlington, VT
(802) 863-3911

or fax to (802) 863-3911

Once we receive the medical form, your athlete will be registered as an official Special Olympics Vermont Athlete.

More information:

Special Olympics Code of Conduct

All Special Olympics athletes are held to a code of conduct. Athletes must review and agree to the code of conduct in order to participate in Special Olympics.

Unified Sports®

If you do not have an intellectual disability but still wish to compete, we have a place for you! Special Olympics Unified Sports® is a program that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Age and ability matching of athletes and partners is defined on a sport-by-sport basis.

If you are a Unified Partner looking to participate, please complete the Volunteer/Partner Application Form.


Please contact Special Olympics Vermont’s Community Development Manager, Caitlin Jenkins (cjenkins@vtso.org), with any questions.

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