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Recreational Sports

From Boston to Pittsfield, Special Olympics Massachusetts provides athletes with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to get involved with recreational sports and other athletic activities ranging from walking clubs, to dance classes, and beyond.

Recreational Sports

Launch your journey with Special Olympics Massachusetts

Test the waters at Special Olympics Massachusetts with our various recreational sport and fitness opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a low-key program to stay active with and build lasting friendships or seeking a steppingstone before taking the deeper dive into competitive sports, we have something for you!

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Athletes participating in recreational sports

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Coaches and unified partners in recreational sports

Program Details

From dancing to walking clubs and individual skills instruction on a variety of specific sports - there’s an opportunity for every age and ability, all year long!
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Recreational Sports

Frequently Asked Recreational Sports Questions

Couldn’t find what you were looking for? write to us at Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org

What are Special Olympics recreational sports?
Do I compete against other athletes in recreational programs?
How much does it cost to participate in Special Olympics?
Are recreational programs adaptive?
How long do recreational programs run?
Can my child without an intellectual disability participate in recreational Special Olympics sports?
Do Skills Centers, Walking Clubs, or Dance Programs provide one-on-one support?
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Recreational Sports in Action