Young Athletes Program

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Special Olympics Young Athletes

“Stars of the Future”

Young Athletes Program LogoYoung Athletes is an inclusive sports play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7. Young Athletes is designed to improve motor skills and development, enhance social emotional learning, and promote inclusion in individuals and communities! Young Athletes can be implemented in three different models (At Home, Community-Based, School-Based) and focuses on eight key skill areas ranging from Foundational all the way to Advanced Sports Skills. Each skill includes activities that are designed so that individuals of all ability levels can participate in a safe and meaningful way. See below for resources and information on how to get involved in a Young Athletes Program!

The Young Athletes Program provides a unique environment in which parents and siblings can take an active role in their Young Athlete’s participation and development.

Interest Forms

Interested in joining a Young Athletes Program? Fill out our Participant interest form – Young Athletes Participant Interest Form

Interested in starting a Young Athletes Program? Fill out our Program interest form – Young Athletes New Program Interest Form


Young Athletes Activity Guide

Young Athletes Registration Form

For more information about the Young Athletes Program, contact Michael Justice at 502-326-5002 or [email protected].