Join a Team

Joining a Special Olympics team gives individuals an opportunity to not only train and compete in sports, but meet new friends and develop a social network that lasts long after any event. Whether you are brand new to Special Olympics or currently involved at your school and looking for more opportunities, Special Olympics is sure to fit your needs! For information on our Area Programs, please visit our Area Team Pages

Eligibility: Persons age two (2)* and above who are considered to have an intellectual disability and Persons who have closely related developmental disabilities such as those who have functional limitations, both in general learning and in adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self-direction, or self-care.

Children ages 2 through 7 participate in The Special Olympics Young Athletes™ program.

Individuals with profound disabilities can participate in the Special Olympics Motor Activities Training Program (MATP), developed by physical educators, physical therapists and recreation therapists. The MATP emphasizes training and participation rather than competition.

Athlete Registration Information: Each athlete  must have an Special Olympics Delaware Athlete Physical Form on file before participating in any practice or competition. Athlete Physical Forms can be found on the FORMS page or by contacting the Special Olympics Delaware office at 302-831-4653 or info@sode.org.  Once completed, Athlete Physical Forms can be mailed to the Special Olympics Delaware office at 619 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716 or scanned and emailed to info@sode.org. Once your Athlete Form has been recevied by the Special Olympics Delaware office, you will be contacted with further information.

Contact Information: Please contact the Special Olympics Delaware office at info@sode.org or at 302-831-4653 for more information about athlete registration.