“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 Athlete Registration – To 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.
- 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. Submit online by clicking here or click here to download to complete
- COVID 19 Supplemental Form – All athletes, Unified partners, coaches and volunteers are requested to submit this form to Special Olympics Maine prior to returning to in-person activities. At this time, this information is just for planning purposes, not for qualification for Special Olympics Maine events. Submit online via the Return to Play App by clicking here, or DocUSign or click here to download to complete
- 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 Conduct – Our expectations of athletes and Unified Partners are explained in our Code of Conduct.
- SOME Athlete Eligibility Policy– Find out about our age and disability requirements to train and compete as a Special Olympics athlete.
- SOME Athlete Housing Policy– Find out about our athlete housing requirements for overnight events/competitions.
- SOME Athlete Participation Policy – Find out about our requirements to participate in our program.
- SOME COVID-19 Guidance 2022 Update – Local, state/provincial/territorial, or national or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations should serve as a primary guide for ensuring a safe environment for all participants at your Special Olympics trainings, competitions, and other activities. This Special Olympics guidance is for use in addition to – not in lieu of – any local, state/provincial/territorial, or national or tribal health and safety laws, rules. This updated guidance is at your disposal as you continue to safeguard and protect your participants.
- Athletics Home Training Guide – This 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? Contact Us!