Athletes train for a minimum of eight weeks for the sports they participate in. From there, they can participate on a local level, followed by area, and sometimes regional competition for their opportunity to compete on a state level. For some, opportunities go beyond the state level to national and even World Games.
State Indoor Games
The State Outdoor Games consist of two sports: Bowling and Basketball. Our Indoor Games occur every Spring.
State Summer Games
The State Summer Games consist of four sports: Track & Field, Powerlifting, Swimming and Volleyball. Our Summer Games occur every Summer.
State Outdoor Games
The State Outdoor Games consist of five sports: Flag Football, Bocce, Golf, Tennis and Softball. Our Outdoor Games occur every Fall.
State Soccer Cup
The State Soccer Cup is in its inaugural year, and it will occur every spring/summer.
The State Pickleball Tournament is in its inaugural year, and it will occur every summer.
In addition to competing on the national stage, Missouri athletes have the prestigious honor of representing their country on the global stage as part of the Special Olympics World Games.
Every four years, the Special Olympics USA Games provide an opportunity for athletes to compete at the national level in summer sports.
2023 REGIONAL SOFTBALL DATES
- South Regional: August 5 in Springfield at Killian Softball Complex
- North Regional: August 26 in Kirksville at North Park