Start Playing Today!

Play At Home

Engage with your child in the comfort of your own home!

  • Register to receive an Individual Young Athletes Kit and Activity Guide
    • Available in English and Spanish
  • Online support and resources
  • Play and learn as family!

What will your Young Athlete learn when they play at home?

  • That they are loved
  • To trust their family
  • Self confidence
  • That they are safe and cared for
  • How to be healthy
  • And how to have FUN!

Play in the Community

Play as a family and meet new friends!

  • Weekly guided sport and play sessions
    • 30-45 minutes that meet once per week for 6-8 weeks
    • Group games and individual activity stations to help develop social skills and improve gross motor skills
  • 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

Versión en español disponible

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





Additional Information




Parent/Guardian Information










Young Athletes Kit Request (One Kit per household)
Young Athletes Home Kits are for new registered Young Athletes only
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Kit order requests maybe delayed. All orders are processed through Flaghouse and will be delivered to your home address.



Please complete the following to request kit for your New Young Athlete.
PLEASE NOTE:  kit order requests might be delayed.
Basic Information
Contact Information




Address





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

Participant Information







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:

Participant Signature
Required for adult (age 18 and older) participants, including adult athlete with capacity to sign documents.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IF FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.

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

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.)