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 (February – May)
    Practices start February 5, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
    St. Francis Catholic Academy, 4100 NW 115th Terrace, Gainesville
  • Basketball
    Unified Intramural Basketball
    Skill Evaluations begin 1/27 from 6-8pm
    Games will be the following Monday nights 6-8pm (begins 2/3)
    Southwest Recreation Center Gymnasium, 3150 Hull Rd, Gainesville
  • Bocce (February – May)
    Practices start February 11, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
    TB McPherson Recration Complex, 1717 SE 15th St., Gainesville
  • 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)
  • Golf (May– September)
  • Gymnastics (July – November)
  • Powerlifting (July – November)
  • Swimming (June – October)
  • Tennis (January – May)
    Wednesdays starting January 15, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. (morning session) or 4:00 – 5:45 p.m. (evening session)
    Westside Recreation Center Tennis Courts, 1001 NW 34th St, Gainesville
  • Volleyball (February – May)
    Practices start February 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Southwest Recreation Center, 3150 Hull Road, Gainesville

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.