Athlete Registration Forms

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

Dear Special Olympics Athletes, Parents, and Guardians:

Through the power of sports, our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life.  Whether you are new to Special Olympics or have been involved for years, we are excited you are part of the movement.

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY & PARTICIPATION

ATHLETE REGISTRATION AND RELEASE FORMS

All athletes must complete Special Olympics Maine’s Athlete Registration Requirements listed below prior to participating in any Special Olympics Maine event/activity.

The registration and release forms include:

  • SOMaine Young Athletes RegistrationOnly for 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 Release Forms & Communicable Disease Waiver: for athletes over the age of 8 years old.  These form is asks for contact and other information and goes over risks, use of likenesses, emergency medical care, consent for health program participation, personal information, and other important details.
  • ATHLETE MEDICAL FORMS: all athletes over the age of 8 years old must complete the SOMaine Athlete Medical Form.  Athletes must have a licensed health professional complete and sign the medical exam prior to ANY participation (this includes training, competitions, virtual activities etc.)  Existing athletes are required to submit an updated medical form every 3 years to clear participation. The medical form collects information in two parts:
    1. The Health History (pages 1 -2) is completed by the athlete, parent or guardian prior to the exam. The health history is important for two reasons: (a) to have medical information on hand during training and competition, in case of a medical emergency; and (b) to ensure that the physician is informed of the athlete’s health history when performing the exam.
    2. The Physical Exam (page 3) is completed by a licensed health professional who is qualified to conduct physical exams and prescribe medications. The Physical Exam page indicates if the athlete has been cleared by a health professional to participate in Special Olympics sports. If an athlete requires further examination due to a concerning health issue before clearance can be determined,  the health professional will indicate this on the Physical Exam page and the Medical Referral page (page 4) will then need to be  completed.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS

The Atlanto-axial Instability (AAI) Special Release Form and the Emergency Medical Care Refusal Form should only be completed as applicable and instructed in the Athlete Medical Form or Release Form.


Need a hard copy of the forms mentioned above? PDF versions below:

Recommendations: Electronically save all completed Athlete Registration forms.

All Athlete Registration forms completed using Adobe Sign will automatically be submitted directly to Special Olympics Maine.  Additional forms can be submitted using the methods below:

  • BY EMAIL (recommended): mikel@somaine.org
  • BY FAX: 1-888-490-0672
  • BY MAIL: Special Olympics Maine, 525 Main St Unit D, South Portland, ME 04106

Contact

Questions about competing and training as a Special Olympics athlete? Contact us.