Young Athletes is an innovative sports play program that introduces children ages 2-7 years old with and without intellectual disabilities to the world of sports. We believe there is no better way to bring these young athletes into the Special Olympics family than through a program like Young Athletes—fostering inclusion in a fun and engaging setting for all.

Upcoming Young Athletes Community Programs

Blaine Young Athletes

Every Wednesday from Sept 25-Dec 11, 2019
No class Oct 16 or Nov 27
6:15-7:15 p.m.
Madison Elementary
Blaine,  MN
map & directions
Contact Breana Beach at [email protected] to register or for more info.

Monticello Young Athletes

Every Wednesday from Oct 2-Nov 20, 2019
6-7 p.m.
Little Mountain Elementary School
Monticello,  MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Annie Emmanuel at [email protected] to register or for more info.

Rochester Young Athletes

Every Monday from Sept 16-Nov 4, 2019
6-7 p.m.
John Adams Middle School
Rochester,  MN
map & directions
Contact Nicole Kunkel at [email protected] to register or for more info.

Southdale Edina Young Athletes

Every Thursday from Sept 5-Dec 19, 2019
Session 1: 5-5:45 p.m.
Session 2: 6-6:45 p.m.
8-week session: $11 for members, $20 for non-members
14-week session: $20 for members, $40 for non-members.
Fee is paid to the YMCA.
Southdale YMCA
Edina, MN
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Contact Samantha Axelson at [email protected] to register or for more info.

White Bear Area YMCA Young Athletes

Every Tuesday from Aug 20-Oct 8, 2019
6:30-7:15 p.m.
$11 for members, $23 for non-members
White Bear Area YMCA
White Bear Lake, MN
map & directions
Contact Tessa Stener at [email protected] to register or for more info.


Community Young Athletes
Wakpor Rengel | Program Associate
[email protected] | 763.270.7187

School Young Athletes
Laura Brunner | Unified Schools Associate
[email protected] | 763.270.7174