Athlete Resources

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
– Athlete Oath

We’re excited to have you as a part of our team!  To get connected locally, find Special Olympics near you and contact your Area Manager

Below, find links to many of the resources you’ll need as a Special Olympics athlete.

  • SOMaine Return To Activities Protocol – Special Olympics Maine’s COVID 19 Back to Play plan
  • Communicable Disease Release of Liability Waiver – All athletes, Unified partners, coaches and volunteers must submit this waiver to Special Olympics Maine prior to returning to in-person activities. To complete the Communicable Disease Participant Waiver choose form 1 of 2 options below:
    • DocuSign (recommended) – Click here to complete & submit the Communicable Disease Participant Waiver online through DocuSign.
    • PDF – download, save, complete and submit the Communicable Disease Participant Waiver to Special Olympics Maine
  • SOMaine COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct and Risk Form – During COVID 19 Back to Play Protocol is in place, Special Olympics Maine is requesting that each participant (athlete, coach, unified partner etc) complete and submit this form to the state office.
  • SOMaine Athlete RegistrationTo participate in training and competition, all athletes are required to complete a release and medical form.  The medical form is required to be updated every 3 years. All new athletes must have a doctor sign the form to clear participation.
  • SOMaine Young Athletes Registration – Children ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities are eligible to participate in our Young Athletes program. A parent or guardian must complete this form in order for the child to be an eligible participant.
  • Athlete Code of ConductOur expectations of athletes and Unified Partners are explained in our Code of Conduct.
  • SOME Athlete Eligibility PolicyFind out about our age and disability requirements to train and compete as a Special Olympics athlete.
  • SOME Athlete Housing PolicyFind out about our athlete housing requirements for overnight events/competitions.
  • SOME Athlete Participation PolicyFind out about our requirements to participate in our program.
  • Athletics Home Training GuideThis athletics home Training guide can best be used as a reference for athletes, friends and family members who want to improve track and field skills, improve the athlete’s overall body development and increase his or her level of physical fitness.


Questions about competing and training as a Special Olympics athlete?

Director of Sports & Programs
Lauren Lessard
207-879-0489 x 13
1-888-490-0672 (Fax)