Fall Season

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

Interested in volunteering during the Fall Season at Special Olympics?  Visit our online registration to sign up directly. All Fall Season Ending State Tournament information can be found at our season ending event guide. Or at the calendar page for that event date.

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 but must choose one sport to attend for the season ending state tournament.

Upcoming Training’s

  • 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

Interested in volunteering during the Fall Season at Special Olympics? Special Olympics Massachusetts has the following volunteer opportunities throughout the season:

  • Volunteer with our programs on a weekly basis helping out at practice
  • Volunteer at one of our competitions

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

  • Qualifying Tournaments – Online registration will be posted in that event’s calendar page and at our online registration system
  • Season Ending Tournaments – Online registration will be posted in that event’s calendar page and at our online registration system

To sign up to volunteer visit our online registration.

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our many Fall events here is a list of potential jobs you may do at the venue during the Fall Season.

Senior Sports Classic


The Annual Senior Sports Classic is held every October on scenic Cape Cod, bringing athletes who are over the age of 40 from across the state together to compete in lifetime sports such as race walking, bocce, cornhole, and golf skills. The event is highlighted by a formal dinner and dance on Friday night at the Cape Codder.  Saturday is a full day of competition with 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. The balance, the stability and the right communication between the horse and the rider is a key element for success in the sport of equestrian.  Special Olympics Massachusetts Equestrian Tournaments showcase both English and Western styles of riding.

Coaches Informational packet can be found under the seasonal informational accordion above

Registration Forms:

Tournament Information:



The Special Olympics Massachusetts Fall Soccer Season sees competition on the local level, at Qualifying Tournaments, and culminates in the Season Ending Soccer Cup at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts. The boarding school has hosted the event for the past 30 years, with students across the campus volunteering 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

To find out which qualifier your team will be attending refer to the 2017 Fall season information packet (as of 8/16/17)

Season Ending Tournament Information:

Flag Football & Cheerleading


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

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. Starting in 2019 Cheer-leading will also be rotated out of Gillette Stadium