Soccer is one of the world’s most popular team sports.  It’s also Special Olympics’ most popular sport because it can be played by boys, girls, men and women of just about any physical build and ability.  

Special Olympics soccer is a Fall sport where athletes train and compete from August through October. 

General Information

The Soccer Fact Sheet provides general information on the sport’s background, popularity and statistics in the Special Olympics sports world.

The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules for soccer shall govern all Special Olympics competitions. View the most updated Soccer Rules.

Article 1 provides general principles established by the Special Olympics Official General Rules that are not found in sport-specific rules. When there is conflict between a sport’s official rules and the general rules, the general rules in Article 1 will be followed.

Upcoming Events

We don’t have any upcoming events at this time, but please check back and join us at one of our events in the future.

Coaching Resources

Special Olympics New Jersey strives to provide additional sport training to our athletes so that they are at their best when it comes time for training and competition.

Coaches are encouraged to use the resources below to be as prepared as possible for soccer training and competition.

Additional Soccer Information

Sports Registration Checklist

Read through and complete this checklist of to-dos before signing up for a local program.