Region A Soccer Invitational
What is Soccer?
Soccer (football) is the world’s most popular sport. Athletes have the opportunity to compete on teams of 7 including a goalie, as well as in Individual Skills Competition which develops basic soccer skills.
As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.
Athletes in Illinois who participate in Soccer compete locally in Region Qualifying events.
Soccer Events Offered in Illinois
- 7-on-7 Team Competition
- Individual Skills Events (Dribbling, Shooting, Run and Kick)
This is a Soccer Invitational for teams from Regions A, B, C and E who had their season canceled this Spring. Teams will play two games. No medals will be awarded, all participants will receive a participation ribbon.
We will have 4 fields. portable bathrooms are accessible.
Time frames will come out closer to event when entries are received.
Fields will be lined and balls provided.
Click on the links below for division and schedule information.
Athletes need to bring their soccer gear, PPE and water. No bleachers available.
No Concessions. More details to come based on event entries.
Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.
Fully vaccinated participants do not need to wear masks, but may choose to still do so.
Participants not fully vaccinated, but who are medically able should continue to wear a mask the majority of the time while at Special Olympics Illinois activities. Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
Please check with your Region staff on the status of parents and spectators attending competitions. With a few exceptions, only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at these events. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.
Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information: