During our summer season, Burlington County offers five Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Athletes who participate in summer sports begin practicing in April and compete until June.
If you see a sport you’re interested in but haven’t registered as an athlete, learn how to become an athlete. Athletes that are already registered should contact the local area director to learn about playing a specific sport.View All Area 13 Sports
Special Olympics athletes that want to train and compete in bocce have several different options available. Visit our Bocce page to learn more about available events and general guidelines and to find athlete and coaching resources.Back to Top
Athletes interested in powerlifting can train in deadlift, squat and/or bench press. Learn about available events, how to compete and coaching and athlete resources on the Powerlifting page.Back to Top
Softball competition is open to traditional and Unified teams, each with 10-14 players. Learn more about general guidelines, advancing to Summer games and the resources available to coaches and athletes on the Softball page.Back to Top
Special Olympics athletes that want to train and compete in tennis can do so as a single, in doubles or as Unified double. Visit our Tennis page to learn more about available events and general guidelines and to find athlete and coaching resources.Back to Top
Track & Field (Athletics)
Special Olympics athletes can train in a wide range of track and field events, such as walks, runs and relays of varying distances as well long jump, shot put and more. See all available events and how to compete plus find coaching and athlete resources on the Track & Field page.Back to Top