Soccer is one of the world's most popular sports for children and adults and Special Olympics is no different with nearly 500,000 people participating.



Five-a-side Team

Unified Sports five-a-side Team Competition

Individual Skills Competition

Unified Skills Competition

Young Athletes Soccer Demonstration



Practices for Area teams begin in late August/early September. Athletes must train with a local Area program to be eligible to participate in the following events:

  • SODE Qualifying Soccer Tournament: Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Delaware Union Soccer Complex in Dover.  Schedule TBA.  Athletes and Unified Partners who participate in this tournament may advance to the State Tournament
  • The State Soccer Team Tournament and Skills Competition takes place at the Fall Sports Festival on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown.


For more information and to register with an area team, please visit the SODE area pages:

Kent Wild Kats  
MOT Tigers  
Newark Dragons  
Sussex Riptide  
Wilmington Wizards  

NOTE: The School Soccer Skills Competitions and Unified Tournaments take place in the spring at local high schools throughout the state. For more information, please contact