State Games Registration Resources

Advancing to a Special Olympics state-level event is an accomplishment to be celebrated. We can’t wait to see your delegation!

Please see below for resources to register for state games including important registration dates and deadlines, registration packets, and Event Guides.

Links will be activated as information and documents become available.


Forms required for Class A volunteers (coaches, chaperones, non-hired drivers, Unified Partners, HODs) can be found in Volunteer Resources. For current sports rules, please visit our Sports section.

Housing Guidelines: Area programs are required to follow our housing guidelines at all overnight Special Olympics Virginia events. Questions regarding these guidelines can be directed to Leisha Santilli, Director of Events, at lsantilli@specialolympicsva.org.


Volunteer Eligibility Requirements: All Unified Partners, Coaches, Chaperones and HOD's must be Class A eligible in order to attend events. This requirement applies to the local, regional and state level. Any volunteers who are not Class A eligible (see requirements above) by the deadline below will be considered ineligible from Special Olympics Virginia and will not be allowed to attend with their delegation. It is a violation of our insurance policy to bring any ineligible or unregistered volunteers to the events. These volunteers are not considered registered with our program from our insurance company and therefore, the area carries all liability in case of injury or claims.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ELIGIBLE VOLUNTEER LIST

Additionally, coaches for sports must take a mandatory concussion test that MUST be completed by registration. You may take the concussion training here and when finished, please email your certificate to Ellen Costlow at volunteer@specialolympicsva.org

Athlete Eligibility Requirements: All athletes must have a signed Medical and Release on file with the Harrisonburg office to be considered eligible to participate in any Special Olympics Virginia programs. Athletes should get or update their medicals at the start of training season. Athletes are not allowed to practice or compete without valid forms on file. Any athlete who does not have valid forms on file with the Harrisonburg office is considered not eligible for Special Olympics Virginia and may not participate in any programs until the forms are received. Please see the dates below for exact deadlines in which to turn in forms. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE ELIGIBLE ATHLETE LIST

For further information, please read our policy on Athlete Medicals and Volunteer Eligibility for State Level Events.


Winter Bowling Championships & FanQuest

Northern Virginia- 2018 Dates TBD

Important Registration Dates and Deadlines

Winter Bowling Championships Registration Packet on Website
Quota Requests due
Final Quotas Assigned
Winter Bowling Championships & FanQuest Registration Deadline
Medicals and Volunteer Forms due by 12:00 pm

All registration packets must first be submitted to your Area Coordinator. We cannot accept registration packets directly from coaches.

  • 2018 Winter Bowling Championships Registration Packet

Event Guide

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Speed Skating Championships 

2018 Dates TBD, LaHaye Ice Rink, Lynchburg, VA

Important Registration Dates and Deadlines

Original Quota and Speed Skating Registration Packet on Website
Quota Requests due
Final Quotas Assigned
Speed Skating Registration due, including any outstanding medical or volunteer forms
All outstanding eligibility forms due by noon
Ineligible list of athletes and volunteers sent to Areas

Registration Packets

All registration packets must first be submitted to your Area Coordinator. We cannot accept registration packets directly from coaches.

  • 2018 Speed Skating Championships Registration Packet

Event Guide

  • 2018 Speed Skating Championships Event Guide

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Basketball Championships 

Stafford County | 2018 Dates TBD

Important Registration Dates and Deadlines

Original Quota and Speed Skating Registration Packet sent to Areas
Quota Requests due and Releases due
Final Quotas Assigned
Basketball Championships Registration Deadline including any outstanding medical and volunteer forms
All outstanding eligibility forms must be submitted by noon
Ineligible list of athletes and volunteers who are missing forms sent to AC's
Basketball Championships - Stafford County, VA

Registration Packets

All registration packets must first be submitted to your Area Coordinator. We cannot accept registration packets directly from coaches.

    2018 Basketball Championships Registration Packet
  • 2018 Basketball Championships Unified Rules
    • IMPORTANT FOR ALL UNIFIED TEAMS TO READ BEFORE FILLING OUT PACKET!!!!!
  • 2018 Basketball Championships HOD Registration Packet

Event Guide

  • 2018 Basketball Championships Event Guide

Coaches’ Memos

  • 2018 Basketball Championships Coaches' Memo

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Summer Games

Richmond | June 9-11, 2017

Important Registration Dates and Deadlines

March 13thOriginal Quota sent and Summer Games Registration Packet on website
April 5thQuota Requests / Releases due
April 10thFinal Quotas Assigned
May 2ndSummer Games Registration Deadline including any outstanding medical and volunteer forms
May 8thAll outstanding eligibility forms must be submitted by noon
May 9thIneligible list of athletes and volunteers who are missing forms sent to AC's

Registration Packets

All registration packets must first be submitted to your Area Coordinator. We cannot accept registration packets directly from coaches. You must fill out the housing sheet according to what your area coordinator says. If you fill out a hotel housing sheet and you are staying at the dorms (or vice versa) you will be housed with your Area regardless of the sheet which was filled out.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ELIGIBLE VOLUNTEER LIST

CLICK HERE FOR THE ELIGIBLE ATHLETE LIST

Event Guide and other information

National Games Draw Information - In 2018 the Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington from June 30, 2018 to July 6, 2018. Please read the attached memo for information on the National Games Draw. National Games Draw Memo

Family Hotel Information

Coaches’ Memos

2017 Summer Games Athletics (Track & Field) Schedule and Final Divisions

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Fall Championships

Virginia Beach | November 5-6, 2016

Important Registration Dates and Deadlines

August 22Original Quota sent to Areas/ Fall Champs packets posted on website
September 14Quota Requests / Releases due
September 19Quota Redistribution
October 4Fall Champs Registration Deadline
October 10Athlete medicals due by 5 pm to Harrisonburg office
October 10Last day for all volunteers to become Class A eligible
November 5 -6Fall Championships

Registration Packets

All registration packets must first be submitted to your Area Coordinator. We cannot accept registration packets directly from coaches.

  • Bocce Registration Packet
  • Bowling Registration Packet
  • Golf Registration Packet
  • Rollerskating Registration Packet
  • Soccer Registration Packet
  • Volleyball Registration Packet
  • HOD/Summary Packet (for A/C's and HOD's to fill out only!)

Athlete Eligibility Lists

Please use these lists to see athletes who have eligibility for the fall sports season which lasts through November 7, 2016.  Any athletes who are not on this list should not attend any practices, local, regional or state competitions without turning in a medical form to our Harrisonburg office first.  Please note that athletes must use the new medical form. You may access the new medical form by clicking  here. Any athletes who are not listed on this form and are planning on attending Fall Championships must have a medical turned in by October 10.  Any athlete who does not have a valid medical on file by that date will be considered ineligible for Fall Championships. 

*Please note that the date on the top of the form is the date that the report was run.  If you turned in a medical after that date, please check with Jennifer Gordon at 540-433-7475 or jgordon@specialolympicsva.org to check on an athlete's eligibility.* 


Event Guide

  • Fall Championships Event Guide

Family Housing Information

There is not a designated family hotel.  If families are looking for rooms, they can try one of the following hotels:

Country Inn and Suites- 800-705-0122

Holiday Inn Express- 757-491-6900

Holiday Inn 21st - 757-491-1500

Coaches’ Memos

  • 2017 Fall Championships Bocce Coaches’ Memo
  • 2017 Fall Championships Soccer Coaches’ Memo
  • 2017 Fall Championships Volleyball Coaches’ Memo
  • 2017 Fall Championships Virginia Beach National Golf Coaches’ Memo
  • 2017 Fall Championships First Tee Golf Coaches’ Memo

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Contact Us

Questions about registering for State Games?

Contact us at stateregistration
@specialolympicsva.org
.