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. There is no better way to introduce children to the Special Olympics community than through Young Athletes, fostering inclusion in a fun and engaging setting for all!

If you’d like to join a Young Athletes program near you, please fill out the Young Athletes Application and select your local program.

Questions? Contact Kelly Monicatti at [email protected].

Current & upcoming Young Athlete sessions

There are currently no Young Athletes sessions scheduled.

If you’re interested in implementing Young Athletes in your child’s preschool classroom, please contact Kelly Monicatti at [email protected].

Young Athletes volunteer opportunities

We’re looking for volunteers to help at Young Athletes sessions across Minnesota. Volunteers help lead children through a series of activities and sport-related skills drills approximately once a week for 6-8 weeks. Training and equipment provided.

If you are interested, please contact Kelly Monicatti at [email protected] for more information about opportunities in your area!