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
  • Bocce
    Venice Isles, 603 Roma Road, Venice
    Saturdays, January  18 through May 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
    Gene Whipp Sports Center, 910 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice
    Saturdays, January 18 through May 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Equestrian
  • Flag Football
  • Golf
  • Pickleball – July- October
    Gene Whipp Sports Center, 910 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice
    Email randyklinger@sofl.org or call 941-412-0402 for more information.
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer
    Gene Whipp Center, 910 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice
    Wednesdays, January 15 through May 13, 5:00- 6:00 p.m.
  • Softball
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
    Arlington Park, 2650 Waldemere Street, Sarasota
    Tuesdays, January 14 through May 5, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
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    Plantation Golf Country Club, 500 Rockley Blvd., Venice
    Mondays & Wednesdays, January 13 through May 6, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.