NJSIAA High School Interscholastic Sports

On June 8, 2016, Special Olympics New Jersey and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) signed a memorandum of understanding, solidifying a formal partnership that will help expand opportunities for students throughout the state to participate on interscholastic Unified Sports teams.

The partnership between SONJ and NJSIAA is now in its third year. During the 2019-20 school year, the NJSIAA will offer state level competitions in Unified bowling, basketball, and track and field (outdoor). Teams must register with SONJ and the NJSIAA along with meeting minimum practice and competition standards prior to participating in a state-level event.

Play Unified Interscholastic Sports

If you’d like to take your Unified Sports® program on the road and play other schools, Play Unified Interscholastic Club Sports provide an opportunity for athletes who are able to play at a more competitive level in a competition or league setting. For athletes who would rather play in a less formal setting, we offer recreational club sports, too.

Pick a sport, set up your practice schedule and coordinate with other Play Unified club teams in your area to set-up scrimmages and competitions. These teams are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics New Jersey’s Unified Cup School Championships.

For information on how to bring interscholastic Unified Sports to your school district, contact Jess Stevenson at jns@sonj.org.

Playing an interscholastic Unified Sport this year? Make sure you register using the link below!

19-20 Interscholastic Unified Sports Registration

19-20 Unified Sports Overview

Interscholastic Unified Soccer (Non-NJSIAA)

Want to schedule a game with another school? Click the link below to check out which schools are doing Unified Soccer this year!

19-20 Unified Soccer Registrations

Unified Soccer Rules & Regulations

Sunday, October 27th

Unified Cup Soccer (non-NJSIAA)

Mercer County Park

Interscholastic Unified Bowling

Want to schedule a game with another school? Click the link below to check out which schools are doing Unified Bowling this year!

19-20 Unified Bowling Registrations

19-20 Unified Bowling Webinar: Rules, Regulations, Eligibility

Monday, November 11th

First Practice

Monday, January 20th

Tournament Entry Deadline

Contact Al Stumpf at astumpf@njsiaa.org

Thursday, January 30th

Sectionals

N1B: Lodi Lanes

Friday, January 31st

Sectionals

NII: Jersey Lanes

Saturday, February 1st

Sectionals

N1A: Bowler City Central: Bowlero

South: Brunswick Zone

Monday, February 10th

Team Championships

Bowlero, New Brunswick

Sunday, March 8th*

Unified Cup Bowling*

*Unified Cup Bowling is a middle school only event

Bowlero, New Brunswick

Interscholastic Unified Basketball

Want to schedule a game with another school? Click the link below to check out which schools are doing Unified Basketball this year!

19-20 Unified Basketball Registrations

Unified Basketball General Rules and Modifications

Unified Basketball Player Eligibility

Monday, December 2nd

First Practice

Monday, February 8th

NJSIAA Tournament Opt-Out Deadline

Contact Al Stumpf at astumpf@njsiaa.org

Saturday, February 29th

Unified Divisioning Rounds

N: TBD

S: TBD

Saturday, March 7th

Unified Semi-Finals

Hunterdon Central

Saturday, March 14th

Unified Snow Date (if necessary)

Sunday, March 22nd

Tournament of Champions

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Sunday, April 5th

Unified Cup Basketball (non-NJSIAA)

Princeton University

Interscholastic Unified Track & Field

Want to schedule a game with another school? Click the link below to check out which schools are doing Unified Track & Field this year!

19-20 Unified Track & Field Registrations

Unified Track and Field Information Packet – Rules & Regulations

Friday, March 6th

First Practice

Thursday April 23rd

North, South, Central Unified Meets

N: TBD

S: Moorestown High School

C: TBD

Thursday, April 30th

North, South, Central Unified Meets

N: TBD

S: TBD

C: Hopewell High School

Monday, May 4th

Paper Entries Close

Contact Al Stumpf at astumpf@njsiaa.org

Thursday, May 7th

North, South, Central Unified Meets

N: TBD

S: TBD

C: Hamilton High West

Thursday, May 14th

North, South, Central Unified Meets

N: TBD

S: Clayton High School

C: Franklin High School

Tuesday, May 19th

Unified Sectional Meets

TBD

Saturday, June 6th

NJSIAA Group Meets

TBD

Saturday, June 13th

Meet of Champions (4x100m & 4x400m Unified Relays)

Franklin High School