Special Olympics Florida

Alachua County

Our Sports

Each sports season lasts approximately 3-4 months with at least 8 weeks of training and three levels of competition: County, Area, and State Games. Follow the steps below to get signed up.

Step 1: Complete Special Olympics Florida Athlete Participation Forms.

Step 2: Review the sport offerings below (make sure to note the time of year the sport is played).

Step 3: Register for sport shown below (when online registration is active).

Step 4: Attend practice and have fun!

For further information on any of our year-round sports, please contact us, 352-340-7945.


  • Athletics (January – May)
  • Basketball (November – February)
    Unified Team every Thursday, starting November 14, 6:00-8:00 pm
    Tacachale Center, 1621 NE Waldo Road
  • Bocce (January – May)
  • Bowling (August – December)
    Training:  Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m., August 13 through September 14
    Alley Gatorz, 2606 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville
  • Equestrian (December – March)
  • Flag Football (August – November)
    Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., starting August 28
    Flavet Field
  • Flag Football – Intramural
    Skills evaluations begin September 30, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Games every Monday starting October 7, 6:30 pm
    Southwest Rec Center, Fields 2 and 3
  • Golf (May– September)
  • Gymnastics (July – November)
  • Powerlifting (July – November)
    Training:  Fridays at 6:00 p.m., July 19 through August 30
    Gainesville Fire Rescue Station #1, 525 S. Main Street
  • Swimming (June – October)
  • Tennis (January – May)
  • Volleyball (January – May)
  • Unified Intramural Basketball (January – April)

Please NoteOnline Registration is only open for sports that are currently participating or “in season.”  To make sure you are notified to signup for future sport opportunities please make sure to “Like” our  Facebook page and Sign up your email to receive updates.