Fall Season

Flag football player throwing ball.Our Special Olympics Massachusetts Fall Season offers sporting events to over 1,600 athletes and runs from September to Mid-November. This season features regional and Season Ending Tournaments with athletes involved in equestrian, flag football, cheerleading, and soccer. Additionally, we host a one of a kind tournament for our our senior athletes called Senior Sports.

Get Involved!

Are you interested in volunteering during the Fall Season at Special Olympics?  Please visit our online registration to sign up directly or visit the season ending event guide.

Get Involved as an Athlete

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Past Fall Season Results

For all Equestrian results, please email the Business Operations Department at Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org

Seasonal Information & Coach Meetings / Training's

Informational Packets

NOTE: An athlete may cross train in all the sports available during the Fall Season, although they must choose one sport to attend for the season ending state tournament.

Upcoming Trainings

  • September 14, Holy Cross Tracks include
    • Michael Phelps Foundation IM Swim Training
    • Soccer Coaches training
    • Flag Football Coaches Training
    • Basketball Coaches Training
    • Track & Field Training

Volunteer Information

Are you interested in volunteering during the Fall Season at Special Olympics? Special Olympics Massachusetts offers the following volunteer opportunities throughout the season.

  • Weekly volunteer roles are available to help programs at practices.
  • One day volunteer roles are available to help at qualifiers and competitions.

Fall Season event volunteer registration is available on our online registration page.

  • Qualifying Tournaments – We will post online registration in that event’s calendar page and at our online registration system.
  • Season Ending Tournaments – We will post online registration in that event’s calendar page and at our online registration system.

Sign up to volunteer on our online registration portal.

These are some potential jobs available at competition venues during the Fall Season.

Senior Sports Classic


The Annual Senior Sports Classic is held every October on scenic Cape Cod. At this event, athletes who are over the age of 45 from across the state come together to compete in lifetime sports such as race walking, bocce, cornhole, and golf skills. In addition, athletes attend a formal dinner and dance on Friday night at the Cape Codder. Next up is a full day of competition on Saturday with athletes competing in racewalking and a choice of either cornhole, golf skills, or bocce at Barnstable High School.

Registration Forms:

Tournament Information:




Equestrian is one of the most fascinating sports offered by Special Olympics Massachusetts. Success in the sport of equestrian requires balance, stability and the right communication between the horse and the rider.  Special Olympics Massachusetts Equestrian Tournaments showcase both English and Western styles of riding.

The Coaches Informational packet is located under the seasonal informational accordion above.

Registration Forms:

Tournament Information:



The Special Olympics Massachusetts Fall Soccer Season offers competition at the local level, at Qualifying Tournaments, and further culminating in the Season Ending Soccer Cup at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts. This event is particularly special because the boarding school has hosted the event for the past 30 years, and students across the campus volunteer their time and effort to run this event during their school’s National Community Service Day.

Forms and Rules:

Qualifying Tournament Information:

Qualifying Tournament-Venue Assignments Updated 9/10/19 10:30 am
* Venue assignments are tentative. Final venue assignments will be posted after final registrations are submitted

Season Ending Tournament Information:

Flag Football & Cheerleading


This annual event is hosted in partnership with the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. Moreover, this event serves as a New England Regional Flag Football Championship with teams participating from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine.

Forms, Rules,  Resources:

Qualifying Tournament Information:

Qualifying Tournament-  Venue Assignments – Updated 9/10/19 10:30 am

Season Ending Tournament Information:

Teams that were at Franklin High School in 2018 will be given preference, but are not guaranteed to play at Gillette in 2019.

Another point to note: Starting in 2019 Cheerleading will also be rotated out of Gillette Stadium