Special Olympics Minnesota has 16 official state-level sports and 4 types of competitions. Year-round training programs are designed to improve every athlete’s social and physical wellness. The variety of sports offered provides athletes with the opportunity to train, compete and improve at the individual or team level. Teams and delegations have the flexibility to choose the sports they want to offer.

Note: Not every local delegation offers training in every sport.


Recreational Sports

Recreational sports gives teams the opportunity to host sports and games that go beyond the organization’s 16 traditional sports.

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Invitational competitions are locally-based competitions organized by teams and delegations.

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Regional Competitions

Regional Competitions offer broader, more targeted competition between a wider number of teams while staying close home.

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State Competitions

State-level competitions are our premier experience for athletes from across the state coming to play together.

Learn more about State Competitions