Athlete Resources

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." — Special Olympics Athlete Oath
Athlete Registration, Medical and Release Form
To participate in training and competition, all athletes are required to complete these forms and update them every 3 years.
  • Forms in English Participation in Special Olympics Tennessee requires athletes to obtain a physical from a medical professional and fill out the Athlete Registration, Medical, and Release Form every three years. If an athlete does not sign for themselves then a Parent/Guardian Release Form must be completed.
  • Young Athletes™ Participation & Release Form Young Athletes™ is a unique sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth.
Special Olympics is committed to the highest ideals of sport and expects all athletes and Unified partners to act in a manner that both contributes to the overall mission of Special Olympics and follows Special Olympics Tennessee policies.

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Learn more about who is eligible to participate in Special Olympics.
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Special Olympics Tennessee is committed to providing resources andsupport to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of the Special Olympics community. These resources can be shared with athletes, coaches, volunteers and families.

Advancing to a state, national or international level competition is an opportunity for our athletes to share and celebrate their achievements with people outside of their local communities.