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Young Athletes At-Home Activity Tracker Program

Our 8-week program allows you to track your activities and progression of your child from the comfort of your home using your Home Kit or household items. This program option offers the best combination of sport and play to enjoy as a family!

Program Materials:

  • Weekly Tracker Sheets
  • Online resources and support
  • Young Athletes Activity Guide and Flashcards – digitally provided
  • Household Items List

Play in the Community

Play as a family and meet new friends!

  • Weekly guided sport and play sessions
  • All programs are led by trained coaches and volunteers
  • Play Unified (sibling without an intellectual disability)
  • Play together in your community in your local area
  • Attend special Young Athletes Events

What will your Young Athlete learn while playing?

  • Language (verbal and nonverbal cues)
  • Social skills like taking turns or making eye contact
  • Emotional skills like learning how to react when you lose a game
  • Helps prepare for school readiness skills such as color and number recognition

Young Athletes Registration Form

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Athlete Information
 Register your child, ages 2 through 7, as a Special Olympics New Jersey Young Athlete

Additional Information

Parent/Guardian Information

Release Form:

I am the parent or guardian of the Young Athlete named above and agree to the following:

1.     Able to Participate.  The Young Athlete is able to take part in Special Olympics. I understand there is a risk of injury.

2.     Photo Release. Special Olympics organizations may use the Young Athlete’s picture, video, name, voice and words to promote Special Olympics. 

3.     Emergency Care: If a medical emergency should arise during the Young Athlete’s participation in Special Olympics activities at a time when a parent or guardian is not present to make medical decisions, I consent to medical care for the Young Athlete if needed, unless I check one of these boxes:

(If either box is checked, an EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE REFUSAL form will be sent and MUST be completed)

4.     Health Programs.  If the Young Athlete takes part in a Special Olympics health program, I consent to health activities, exams and treatment for the Young Athlete. This should not replace regular health care.  I can say no to treatment or anything else at any time for the Young Athlete.

5.     Personal Information.  I understand personal information may be used and shared by Special Olympics to:

  • Make sure Young Athletes can participate safely;
  • Run training and events and share results;
  • Put the Young Athletes information in a computer system;
  • Provide health treatment, make referrals, consult doctors, and remind me about follow-up services;
  • Research, share and respond to needs of the Special Olympics participants (identifying information removed if shared publicly); and
  • Protect health and safety, respond to government requests, and report information required by law.
  • I can ask to see and change the Young Athlete’s information.  I can ask to limit how the information is used.

6.      Concussions. I understand there is a risk of concussions and continuing to play sports with a concussion.  The Young Athlete may have to get medical care if a concussion is suspected.  The Young Athlete may also have to wait 7 days or more and get permission from a doctor before he/she starts playing sports again.

I am the parent/guardian of the participant named on this registration form.  I have read and fully understand the provisions of the above release.  Through my signature on this release form, I am agreeing to the above provisions on my own behalf and on the behalf of the participant named above to participate in Special Olympics games, recreation programs and physical activity programs.

Communicable Diseases Waiver

Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnification Agreement for Communicable Diseases ("Agreement") for Special Olympics New Jersey
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in Special Olympics sports training, competition or fundraising activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:

Parent/Guardian Signature

For participants of minority age (under age 18 at the time of registration) or those over 18 without the capacity to sign for themselves.

This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of presence and participation and his/her personal responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations for protection against communicable diseases. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releases for any and all liabilities incident to my minor child's/ward's presence or participation in these activities as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE, to the fullest extent provided by law.

(By signing this Communicable Diseases Waiver electronically, you agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature.)