Our Young Athletes Program is designed for children ages 2 through 7 with and without intellectual disabilities and to introduce them to Special Olympics New Jersey. Our program focuses on inclusive sports play that teaches skills like balance, jumping and kicking. Your Athlete will have the ability to learn and improve their social skills like taking turns and playing with teammate’s, build their self-confidence, and the opportunity to play as a family and meet new friends.

Come play with us!

Young Athletes focuses on the following skills:

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

Ready to play?

Register your Young Athletes!

You will be notified as to when community programs arise in your area.


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Young Athletes Community Programming

Interested in enrolling your Young Athlete and/or Unified Partner in community programming in your local area or nearby? Sign-up now for 2024 Summer season below.

2024 Summer Programs

Young Athletes at Summer Games

We are so excited to have our registered SONJ Young Athletes and families join us and participate at the Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) 2024 Summer Games. Learn more and sign-up below!

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