How to Register
In order to participate in Special Olympics BC, individuals must meet the following requirements.
The minimum age for participation in Special Olympics competition is 8 years. An accredited program may permit children who are at least 6 years old to participate in age-appropriate Special Olympics training programs offered by that accredited program, or in specific (and age-appropriate) cultural or social activities offered during the course of a Special Olympics event. However, no child may participate in a Special Olympics competition (or be awarded medals or ribbons associated with competition) before his or her 8th birthday.
There is no maximum age limitation for participation in Special Olympics.
In order to register for our programs, please come to your annual SOBC Richmond registration meeting normally at beginning of August. You can also contact the program coaches for registration information.
For up-to-date registration documentation please visit:
Special Olympics Richmond offer sports programs for people all ages. We provide an opportunity for our athletes to get fit, have fun and a chance to go to competition regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our programs run from September to June each year. We do not offer programs during the July and August.
Our sports programs include the following:
Our Active Start program is for youngsters from 4-7 years. This program gets them started in fitness
Our Fundamental programs are for kids 8-11. This program gives them a learning experience on how different sports are played. When the are ready, they can participate in our mainstream programs or continue in Sport Start Programs.
Our Sport Start programs are for young people from 12-21years. They are usually new to sports and they feel that they need more time to get better with the sport before moving on to the main stream programs.
Our main stream programs are for people 12 Years and older. Some of these programs are developmental programs. We try to place the athletes in the appropriate program based on their abilities. Some program will require some familiarity with the sport and the physical ability to play in the sport.
Special Olympics BC - Richmond