Santa Cruz County offers training and competitions in nine sports for Special Olympics athletes.
Training sites are located at various locations throughout the county and vary from sport to sport. Application, approval and registration are required before attending practice and deadlines apply for each season. Visit our Become an Athlete page for full information on applications and important deadlines.
All athletes must now register for each sport, each season, in order to participate. This applies to new and returning athletes. Visit our new Athlete Sports Registration Page or click Get Connected to a Team to register for a sport in your area, and learn more.
Winter (January - March)
Athlete Application Deadline is December 10 of the previous year
Spring (March - June)
Bocce, Swimming, Track & Field
Athlete Application Deadline is February 28
Softball (June - August)
Golf (July - September)
Athlete Application Deadline is June 10
Unified Flag Football, Soccer (August - November)
Athlete Application Deadline is August 15 (extended from July 15)
Bowling (September - December)
Athlete Application Deadline is August 31 (extended from August 15)