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Become an Athlete!

If you are interested in joining Special Olympics Ontario, you must:

  1. Contact your local Special Olympics Ontario chapter. Special Olympics Ontario is divided into 12 regions, each of which consist of many local community chapters. Visit our online guide to find the community chapter closest to you. Your local community council will be able to provide you with information about Special Olympics teams in your area.
  2. Decide which sport or club is best for you - Most communities will have more than one type of sport available (depending on the season). If you don't find the sport you are looking for in your own community, you may travel to nearby communities that offer the program you are looking for.
  3. Complete your Athlete Registration Package - Before you can participate as an athlete with Special Olympics Ontario you will be required to complete an athlete information form which includes emergency contact and medical information for the athlete. It must be completely filled out and signed, and returned to the athlete registrar or head coach. A copy of this form is held by the head coach or team manager for athlete safety purposes. Some programs may require a registration fee for participation.
  4. Contact the Head Coach / Team Manager - Most communities will have an athlete registrar or coordinator responsible for connecting you to a program. Once you have decided on a program, contact the Head Coach, Team Manager or Club Contact to find out additional details or required equipment.

Click here to find Special Olympics communities in your area.

Please visit the Information Portal - Athletes page to access resources and information regarding Special Olympics Ontario athletes.