Be An Athlete

Special Olympics Montgomery County (SOMC) strives to provide a range of sports, and levels within a sport, to allow each individual Special Olympics athlete to train and compete in a comfortable, but challenging, environment.
Anyone who has been identified by an agency or professional as having an intellectual disability or closely related developmental disability is eligible to participate in Special Olympics training and competition.
Athletes must be 7 years of age to train and 8 years of age to compete. Our Young Athletes program is open for participants age 2 1/2 to 7.  More information is available on our Young Athletes banner of this website.
Athletes must agree to observe the rules of Special Olympics, Inc.  

The Code of Conduct can be viewed at the bottom of this page. 


Unified sports offer people without intellectual disability to train and compete on teams and individual sports. In Montgomery county these include softball, volleyball, flag football and long distance running/walking. Unified participants must complete the Application for Participation and check off the "Unified" box in the upper right hand corner. 

All athletes must have a current Application for Participation, often referred to as a "Medical", on file with the County Office.  Email a scanned copy to our email address shown on the left hand banner of this page, fax to 215-542-1144 or postal mail it to SOMC. Each and every item  on both front and back must be completed or it will be returned. On request, copies will be provided to the parent/guardian. The head coach should obtain a copy from the County Office (not the parent). 
The Application for Participation requires the signature of a Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant and the signature of a Parent or Guardian as appropriate.
The Application for Participation must be renewed every 3 years.
The application may be printed by clicking on "Application for Participation SOMC" below.

SOMC Medical Application
Application for ParticipationSOMC (1).pd[...]
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Athlete Code of Conduct
Athlete and Coach Code of Conduct.pdf
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