Soccer (football) is probably the world's most popular sport for children and adults alike. Similarly, it is one of the most popular sports for Special Olympics athletes.

Playing soccer requires very little equipment. Because it is easy to learn, soccer is appropriate for a wide range of age and ability levels. Athletes who participate in soccer are able to improve their overall physical fitness through training and competition. Because it is a team sport, athletes learn first hand the benefits of playing as a team. This promotes communication, camaraderie and friendships.


  • 11-A-Side Team Competition 
  • 11-A-Side Unified Sports Team Competition
  • 5-A-Side (Modified) Team Competition
  • 5-A-Side (Modified) Unified Sports Team Competition
  • Individual Skills
For Coaches: For Athletes & Unified Partners:

Steps to becoming a coach

SOI Rules
National Governing Body Rules: FIFA

Individual Skills Form
Roster Form

Steps to becoming an athlete

Physical form
Consent form
Unified Partner form
Class A for adult Unified Partners
Class A for minor Unified Partners

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Athlete's Oath

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."  


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