Special Olympics Vermont

Become an Athlete

Become an Athlete

Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It currently serves almost 4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities in more than 220 Programs in more than 170 countries.

Special Olympics Vermont offers training and competition opportunities in 12 Olympic-type sports for athletes 8 years or older. No matter what your ability level, you can benefit from Special Olympics. And no matter what your interest, there is a sport for you.

All individuals who meet Special Olympics eligibility requirements and wish to participate must register with Special Olympics Vermont, an accredited Program.

To Register an Athlete:

Print and complete the Athlete Medical. The Athlete Medical contains a consent form, medical information, and a medical certification. Once this is completed and returned to the local Program Coordinator, your athlete will be registered as an official Special Olympics Vermont Athlete.

To learn more information about the program in your area, go to In Your Town. You will find contact information about the Program Coordinator and sports offered in your area. Please call or email the Program Coordinator in your area to begin practicing!!

Unified Sports®

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.

Special Olympics Vermont is committed to the highest ideals of sport and expects all athletes to honor sports and Special Olympics. All Special Olympics Vermont athletes and Unified Sports® Partners agree a code of conduct.

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

 

Please contact Special Olympics Vermont’s Athletes and Families Coordinator, Kelly Wilkins, with any questions.

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