Let’s play together! Community programs offer an opportunity for parents, siblings, friends and young athletes to participate in a guided play experience led by Young Athletes coaches and volunteers.


  • Gives families the opportunity to connect with other families in the community
  • Provides experiences that will lead to an appreciation of fitness and sport
  • Offers an inclusive program that promotes social development
  • Enables families to learn about the potential of their child through sport

Community Programs

Once a child is registered as a young athlete, they may register in a community program. Community program registration is seasonal, with the most offered in the fall and spring. Click the button below to see currently available community programs.

Fall Community Program Enrollment

Community Program Locations

Interested in attending a community program? Check out the available locations below.

Can’t find a community program in your area? Start one! Contact Andrea Moore, Young Athletes Director, at avm@sonj.org to get started.

Volunteer for a Community Program

For those interested in playing and learning alongside our young athletes, we have numerous volunteer opportunities. Come along and play! Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer for a Young Athletes community program.

Volunteer for a Community Program

Connect with Us!

Follow Special Olympics New Jersey Young Athletes for information on community programs, webinars, special events, and stories about our Young Athletes community.