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Soccer is possibly the world’s most popular team sport. It’s also starting to gain popularity within Special Olympics South Dakota.

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics South Dakota by the oldest person on your team. Age divisions: Junior | 8-15 years old, Schooler | 16-21 years old, and Senior | 22 + years old.

This sport offers a Unified option. This gives individuals both with and without intellectual disabilities a chance to compete on the same team. This sport also offers Individual Skills, which gives lower-ability or new athletes a chance to compete and showcase the skills they are learning in that sport.

Athlete Resources

Events Offered

  • Team Soccer
  • Unified Team Soccer
  • Individual Soccer Skills – Dribbling, Shooting, and Run and Kick

Competition Season

Soccer competition takes place in May.

Coaches Resources

Upcoming Soccer Events

2025 State Summer Games

icon of a track runner.May 29, 2025 - May 31, 2025
University of South Dakota – Vermillion
414 E Clark St
Vermillion, 57069
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