Sports and Competitions

Participate with Special Olympics Utah

Developing skills, building self-esteem and having fun, all while participating in year-round sports training and competition is the life of a Special Olympics Utah athlete. Whatever their skill level, with eight sports to choose from, plus the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP),  Special Olympics Utah has something for every person with an intellectual disability.

2017 Sports Offered by Special Olympics Utah


April-June 2017  –  Summer Sports 

  • Track and Field (Athletics)
  • Swimming
  • Softball and Unified Sports Softball
  • MATP (Motor Activities Training Program)

Juy 2017  – Regional Bowling Invitational

  • Singles – Singles, Singles Developmental, Singles Ramp Unassisted or Assisted
  • Doubles – Traditional and Unified
  • Teams – Traditional and Unified

August – October 2017   Fall Sports

  • Soccer and Unified Sports Soccer
  • 3-on-3 Basketball and Basketball Skills
  • Bocce
  • Golf
  • MATP (Motor Activities Training Program)

State Competitions

Special Olympics Utah conducts two state-level competitions that are open to all delegations throughout the year, with area competitions leading up to both. The Fall Sports Classic and Summer Games seasons allow athletes (and partners) from around the state the opportunity to compete against others, challenging their abilities and creating lasting friendships.

Special Olympics Utah and the Board of Directors reviews the competitive calendar on an annual basis and it does occasionally change from year to year.   Please see the 2017 Program Updates and Calendar Announcement here .

How to Become an Athlete or Unified Partner


If someone you know is interested in becoming an athlete, please email   or call 801-363-1111.       In order for an individual to become an athlete for Special Olympics Utah, they must complete the following forms:

In order to become a Unified Partner, please visit the Become a Unified Partner page and fill out the application, background waiver (if over 18) and concussion policy form.

Please call us at 801-363-1111 and we will help you get involved.   We look forward to hearing from you.

The Fall Sports Classic October 13-14, 2017


The USA Summer Games

Information for current coaches of Special Olympics Utah


Special Olympics USA Games

July 1-6, 2018 | Seattle 

“The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport, and celebrate the transformative power of Special Olympics”.


Coach Position Description USA Games 2018

Coach Application for USA Games 2018

(June 30th-July 1st – Travel)








Snowshoe Invitational


 Regional Bowling Invitational

Supporting those with Intellectual Disabilities