BECOMING AN ATHLETE Special Olympics helps athletes to gain confidence, discipline and self-esteem which carries into your daily life at home, school and work.
Eligibility & Procedures
Athletes who have been identified as having an intellectual disability may begin to train with Special Olympics at age 6, and begin competing at 8 years of age. Athletes must agree to observe the rules of Special Olympics.
All athletes must have a current medical on file with the state which acts as the application for
participation. A copy of the Medical must be available to the coaches for the athlete's chosen sports during any training or competition.