Special Olympics Florida

Polk County

Our Sports

Each 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 to participate!

Step 1:  Make sure to visit the Become an Athlete Page and complete all of the necessary registration forms and send completed forms to Registration or fax to 813-377-4872.

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

Step 3: Register for current sports as indicated below (link will be active once registration begins).

Step 4: Attend practice and have a great time!


  • Athletics – Track & Field (January-May)
  • Basketball (October-February) – Register Online
  • Bocce (January-May)
  • Bowling (August – November)
  • Cheerleading (July – November)
  • Cycling (January – July)
  • Equestrian (September- March) – Register Online
  • Flag Football (August – November)
  • Golf (May – October)
  • Gymnastics * (July- November)
  • Powerlifting (August – November)
  • Soccer (January – May)
  • Softball (August – November)
  • Stand Up Paddle (May- September)
  • Swimming (May-October)
  • Tennis (January- May)
  • Volleyball (January-May)
  • Young Athletes (Year Round) – Register Online

Online 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 or Sign up your email to receive updates.