During our summer season, Hudson County offers three 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.

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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.

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Special Olympics athletes that want to train and compete in swimming, also known as aquatics, have several different event and distance option to choose from. Visit our Swimming page to see available events and guidelines and to find athlete and coaching resources.

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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.

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