All athletes must complete the Participation Packet (medical/physical form & Release form) prior to participation in Special Olympics New Jersey sports training and competition.
This packet includes forms that provide:
- Basic information about the athlete – name, date of birth, emergency contact(s)
- Necessary medical information – health history, health insurance information, medications
- Release form that includes information on athlete participation and SONJ programs, policies and procedures
Access the Release form and Emergency Medical Care Refusal form in Spanish below.
Acceda al formulario de liberación y al formulario de rechazo de atención médica de emergencia en español a continuación.
The Emergency Medical Care Refusal form is only required IF one of the two boxes on the Release form is checked.
Renewing Your Form
Special Olympics New Jersey Participation Packets are valid for three years from the date of exam listed on the form. Athletes and families are encouraged to keep track of when an athlete’s medical will expire.
No athlete may train or compete without a valid and up-to-date Participation Packet. If an athlete’s medical expires prior to the state competition for their current sport, they must renew their medical by the deadline date for the sport in order to be eligible for state competition.
Special Olympics New Jersey provides opportunities throughout the year for athletes to renew their medical forms. To see upcoming MedFests, free medical screening events, visit the Events page of the website and filter by Health.
Other Acceptable Medical Forms
If an athlete currently participates in high school sports and has a NJPPE form completed, download the following to submit in addition to the completed NJPPE form. SONJ will not accept NJPPE forms that do not meet the requirements listed on the checklist and do not include the downloadable pages provided below.
If an athlete has a NJ DDD form completed, download the following to submit in addition to the completed NJ DDD form. SONJ will not accept NJ DDD forms that do not meet the requirements listed on the checklist and do not include the downloadable pages provided below.
Packets with an exam date from 2017 or later will not be accepted on the old one page or the three page medical that begins with REGION and DELEGATION fields. These medical forms are no longer acceptable.
Have questions about the Participation Packet? Contact Katelyn Sheridan, Healthy Communities Manager, at email@example.com.