2024 Winter Programs

Young Athletes Community Program Enrollment

Interested in enrolling your Young Athlete and/or Unified Partner in community programming in your local area or nearby?

This is an inclusive sports play program for children ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities, develop and improve their social and gross motor skills.

  • Attend Weekly guided sport and play sessions
    • 30–45 minute sessions that meet once per week for 6-8 weeks per season or on-going throughout the season
    • Group games and individual activity stations to help develop social skills, improve gross motor skills, and learn foundational sport skills
  • All programs are led by trained coaches and volunteers
  • Play Unified (sibling without an intellectual disability)

Family Expectations

  • All participants must be accompanied by an adult
  • Must commit to full session; program dates and times
    • If you cannot attend class, you are responsible for letting us know
  • All participants must wear athletic sneakers
  • Registration is required

Separate forms must be completed if registering and enrolling more than one child

*To participate in Young Athletes Community programs, you must be registered as a Young Athlete with Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ).

Young Athlete Information

County in which you reside in

Parent/Guardian Information

Young Athletes Community Program Enrollment
2024 Winter Programs
All programs are on a first come first serve basis, once a program is full they will be removed from the list below or will provide a waitlist. All athletes must be committed to all program dates and times.

Special Olympics New Jersey Young Athletes Registration is required to participate in our Community Programs

You have chosen the following Young Athletes Community Program (Please confirm that the current dates, times, and location have been selected)
Atlantic - Stockton University Young Athletes, Saturdays

Saturdays, January 27 - March 2

9:30am - 10:30am

Stockton University - West Quad Building, Room 203
101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway NJ 08205
Bergen - Midland Library Young Athletes, Tuesdays
Program is every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

January 9 & 23
February 13 & 27
March 12 & 26

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Midland Park Memorial Library
250 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park NJ 07342
Gloucester - Mullica Hill Library Young Athletes, Saturdays
Program is every 1st Saturday of each month

January 13
February 10
March 9

10:00am - 10:45am

Gloucester County Library - Mullica Hill Branch
389 Wolfert Station Road, Mullica Hill NJ 08062
Mercer - Lawrenceville Young Athletes, Saturdays

Saturdays, January 13 - February 17

SONJ Sports Complex - Indoor Gymnasium 
1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way, Lawrenceville NJ 08648
Somerset - Franklin Twp Young Athletes, Saturdays

Saturdays, January 20 - February 24

10:00am - 11:00am

Community/Senior Center
505 DeMott Lane, Somerset NJ 08873
Union - Kean University Young Athletes, Tuesdays

Tuesdays, January 30 - March 5

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kean University East Campus Graduate Lounge, Room 203
215 North Avenue, Hillside NJ 07203
Warren - PSI Young Athletes, Saturdays
Every Saturday throughout the year

January 6 - May 18

10:00am - 11:00am

Paper Strategies Incorporation
2257-NJ, Broadway NJ 08808

Questions or concerns, contact:
Young Athletes Manager, Brianna at bss@sonj.org