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 and approval 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.
Returning athletes can contact their team’s head coach for information. New athletes and returning athletes needing to get connected to a team should use the “Get Connected to a Team” button below.
Winter (January - March)
Athlete Application Deadline is December 1 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 May 31
Unified Flag Football, Soccer (August - November)
Athlete Application Deadline is July 15
Bowling (September - December)
Athlete Application Deadline is August 15