Return to In-Person Activity 

As of July 17, 2021, Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) is excited to welcome back Athletes, Coaches and Unified Partners® to modified in-person events as we move into Phases 2 & 3 of Return to In-Person Activity. Let's Play!

The health and safety of all Athletes and Volunteers is our number one priority. Please see below for the latest updates.

Return to In-Person Activity Update (PDF)
from SONC Chief Program Officer, July 29, 2021

Read previous updates

Next Steps:

Information for Athletes
Information for Volunteers

Fall Sports Opportunities

SONC Walking Club (September 13 – October 30)

  • Stay in shape through the Fall!
  • Individual and team opportunities
  • Earn an award!

SONC/NV Virtual Fitness (September 23 – November 4)

  • 6-week season
  • Practices on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm
  • Work out with our friends from SO Nevada
  • Weekly virtual fitness activity

SOCCER (August – November)

  • Traditional in-person training and competition for all levels: 2, 3, 4, 5 and Individual Skills Contest (ISC)
  • In-person regional competitions*
    • October 16 in Davis; October 17 in Ripon; October/November TBD in North Bay location TBD
  • *Teams will attend one designated regional competition, or may compete at their home practice site

FLAG FOOTBALL (September – November)

  • In-person training and competition for all levels in “Combine-style” format: Pass, Catch, Run events for individuals and teams for Athletes and Unified Partners
  • In-person regional competition**
    • Saturday, November 13 at Oak Grove High School, San Jose, CA
  • *Teams will attend one regional competition, or may compete at their home practice site

NOTE: Not all activities are available in all program areas. Please visit our Find a Program page to see offerings in your county or contact us at for more information. Individual participation in the SONC Walking Club is available in all areas.


Winter Sports Opportunities

BASKETBALL (January – March 2022)

New or renewal applications must be submitted by December 1, 2021, in order for athletes or coaches to participate in basketball season.

Verify that your application is current and will not expire before April 15, 2022. You can easily Check Your Application Status to be sure.

*More information regarding season TBA

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