Special Olympics Florida

Sarasota County

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 to participate!!

Step 1: Complete Special Olympics Florida Athlete Registration Forms and submit to us (put “Athlete Registration” in Subject Line)

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 or call 352-978-9611 for additional assistance.

Step 4: Attend practice and have fun!


  • Athletics
    Gene Whipp Sports Center, 910 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice
    Saturdays, January through May, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Basketball
    Oak Park School, 7285 Proctor Road, Sarasota
    Monday through Thursdays, September through January, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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    Boys & Girls Club, 920 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice
    Monday through Thursday, September through January, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Bocce
    Venice Isles, 603 Roma Road, Venice
    Saturdays, January through May, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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    The Have, 4405 DeSoto Road, Sarasota
    Tuesdays, February through May at 3:00 p.m.
  • Bowling
    AMF Bowling Center, 1100 US 41, Bypass S., Venice
    Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, August through November
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    AMF Bowling Center, 7221 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
    Sundays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, August through November
  • Cycling
    Gene Whipp Sports Center, 910 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice
    Saturdays, January through May, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Equestrian
  • Flag Football
    Gene Whipp Sports Center, 910 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice
    Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30 am, July through November
  • Golf
    Lake Venice Golf Club, Harbor Drive, Venice
    Tuesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. May through September
  • Pickleball Demonstration – July- October
    Gene Whipp Sports Center, 910 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice
    Email randyklinger@sofl.org or call 941-412-0402 for more information.
  • Powerlifting
    Gene Whipp Sports Center, 910 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice
    Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, starting May through November
  • Soccer
    17th Street Park, 4730 17th Street, Sarasota
    Wednesdays, January through May, 5:00- 6:00 p.m.
  • Softball
    Bee Ridge, 4430 S. Lockwood Rd., Sarasota
    Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am July through November
  • Stand Up Paddle
    Blackburn Point Park, 800 Blackburn Point Road, Osprey
    Sundays, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. May through August
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    Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Benderson Circle, Sarasota
    Sundays, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. May through August
  • Swimming
    Arlington Park Pool, 2650 Waldemere Street, Sarasota
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., June through October
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    YMCA, 701 Center Road, Venice
    Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. June through October
  • Tennis
    Arlington Park, 2650 Waldemere Street, Sarasota
    Tuesdays, January through May, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    Plantation Golf Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice
    Mondays & Wednesdays, January through May, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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