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Young Athletes Registration Forms

The forms on this page are for Special Olympics Program staff to use in welcoming participants to Special Olympics Young Athletes.


The registration and release forms include:

  1. Registration Form: This form asks for contact and other information.
  2. Release Form: This form goes over risks, use of likenesses, emergency medical care, consent for health program participation, personal information, and other important details.
  3. Likeness Release for Sponsors (Optional) (PDF): This form gives athletes an option to allow sponsors to use their likenesses. Please be sure to read the instructions on the use of this form.

The Young Athletes registration and release forms are available in three versions, designed to address requirements of different countries:

For Programs in the United States

For Programs in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland

For Programs in all other countries

Programs are encouraged to consult local legal counsel to ensure the forms are compliant in their jurisdictions. If you need to make substantive changes to the forms, please contact Rebecca Ralston for approval.


When Young Athletes activities are operated by a school and not Special Olympics, the Young Athletes School Registration Form may be used in place of the individual registration form. If the School Registration Form is used, Special Olympics may only use photos from these activities, if the child’s parent/guardian fill out a separate Photo Release Form.

For more details about using the School Registration Form, please consult the Overview document below.


Emergency Medical Care Refusal Form:

The Emergency Medical Care Refusal Form (formerly called the Religious Objections Form) is rarely used and should only be completed if an athlete or legal guardian does not consent to emergency medical care on religious or other grounds and has marked a box under the Emergency Care provision on the Young Athletes Release Form.

It is recommended that Programs not include this form in general registration packets and instead make the form available upon request or by download online.

If you have questions about this form, please contact the SOI Legal Department

If you are interested in having your child join Young Athletes, please contact the Special Olympics Program near you for its registration forms.

Download other Special Olympics registration forms by visiting the Athlete Registration Forms page and Volunteer and Unified Partner Registration Forms page.