Become An Athlete
Special Olympics Virginia organizes and runs year-round athletic training and nearly 2,000 competitions each year for athletes of all ages at no cost to our participants. Anyone age 8 or older who has an intellectual disability can become a Special Olympics athlete. Children ages 2-7 can participate in our Young Athletes program. Whether your interest is competitive or social in nature, we want you on our team. Our focus is on real sports, competition, athletes, and achievements.
How to Get Involved
Confirm you're eligible. Check out our athlete eligibility policy for more information.
Looking for more? Visit our athletes resource page.
Our athletes also have the opportunity to improve their lives off the playing field as well. Read more about how athletes can get involved with Special Olympics.