Young Athletes introduces Children ages 2 through 7 to the world of Special Olympics New Jersey.

Come play with us!

  • Inclusive sports play that teaches skills like balance, jumping and kicking
  • Learn social skills like taking turns and playing with a teammate
  • Build self confidence
  • Play as a family and meet new friends

Young Athletes focuses on the following skills:

  • Foundational Skills (strength, flexibility and body awareness)
  • Walking & Running
  • Balance & Jumping
  • Trapping & Catching
  • Throwing
  • Striking
  • Kicking

Get Started in Two Steps!

  • Find out about playing at home
  • Learn about free resources
  • Complete the registration form and create a username

  • Find out about community programs
  • Play each week at a location near you
  • Group games and individual activity stations led by a Young Athletes Coach