Hamilton Area YMCA

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Competition Sports are a more competitive option for individuals ages 8 and up. Participants compete in the Special Olympics New Jersey Sport Competitions. Membership to the Hamilton Area YMCA is not required. Participants must be able to work independently without a one-on-one and must have a valid Special Olympics New Jersey Medical.

All Team sports (i.e. basketball, softball, soccer) will meet on a weekly basis for practices and competitions. All individual sports (i.e. powerlifting, track & field, bocce, snowshoeing) will meet on a weekly basis for practices and will have a few competitions throughout the season. Practice dates, times, and location will be determined at a later date based on SONJ scheduling.

The 2018 - 2019 registration form can be found in the "Downloads" box in the upper right-hand side of the page. More information on each sport can be found at sonj.org.

For more information, please contact Janice Nastasi at 609.581.9622 ext. 114 or jnastasi@hamiltonymca.org.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS FALL CYCLING (ages 8+)

Cyclists may ride 2 or 3 wheel bicycles (no training wheels) and must wear a helmet.  Athletes / families are required to supply their own bicycle and helmet and be able to transport it to and from competitions.

Cycling season runs from August to November.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FALL SOCCER (ages 8+)

SKOR currently competes in Outdoor Team competition.

Soccer season runs from August to November.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLAG FOOTBALL (ages 10 – 35)

SKOR currently competes in Traditional Team Competition.

Practice begins in August.

Registration is open now! Registration deadline is 8/9/16.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLF (ages 10 – 35)

SKOR Currently competes in Level 2 Alternate Shot Play. Golfers are required to play with an Experienced Golfer (acquired by the SKOR Golfer). Other levels of competition available based on ability.

Practice begins in August.

Registration is open now! Registration deadline is 8/9/16.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POWERLIFTING (ages 16 – 35)

Competitions available: Squat, Bench Press, Dead Lift, and Combination.

Practices begin in March.

Registration is open now! Registration deadline is 2/8/16. 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPRING BASKETBALL (ages 8+)

SKOR currently competes in Traditional Team and Unified Team competition. Spring Games competition requires an overnight stay at a location (TBA) for athletes and coaches.


Basketball season runs from December to April.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPRING BOWLING (AGES 8+)

SKOR currently competes in Singles and Team Competition. Practices are held at Pin Street at Hamilton (formerly Hamilton Lanes).

There are 3 tournaments held at different locations throughout the season. Locations are TBA.

Bowling season runs from December to April.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER BOCCE (ages 16+)

SKOR currently competes in Doubles and Unified Doubles Competition. Summer Games competition requires a two-day overnight stay at a location (TBA) for athletes and coaches.

Bocce season runs from March to June.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER SOFTBALL (ages 15+)

Teams may be Traditional or Unified.

Weekly competition leading up to Summer Games competition in June. Summer Games competition requires a two-day overnight stay for coaches and athletes.

Special Olympics Summer Mercer Powerlifting Club (ages 16+)

Athletes will work with different trainers for competition events in the bench press, deadlift and squat.

There will be a Sectional Tournament in April/May during the season and Summer Games competition in June. Summer Games competition requires a two-day overnight stay for coaches and athletes.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER TRACK & FIELD (ages 8+)

SKOR currently competes in several traditional track and field events. Summer Games competition Requires a two-day overnight stay at a location (TBA) for athletes and coaches.

Track & Field season runs from March to June.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WINTER SNOWSHOEING (ages 15+)

SKOR currently competes in 50 and 100 meter races and the 4x100 meter relay. Winter Games competition requires a two-day overnight stay at a local ski lodge (TBA) for athletes and coaches.

Snowshoeing season runs from December to February.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WINTER VOLLEYBALL (ages 13+)

SKOR currently competes in Traditional Team competition. Practices are held weekly at the SONJ Complex. Winter Games competition requires a two-day overnight stay at a location (TBA) for athletes and coaches.

Volleyball season runs from October to January.