Regional Competitions

Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL) is in all 102 counties, serving athletes in every corner of the state. It is organized into 11 geographic Regions, each with its own team to implement SOILL programming at the local level.

Athletes compete at their Region Qualifier and those earning a gold medal may advance to the next level of competition which in most cases is the State Championships.

There are many ways to be involved in a regional qualifier aside from competing. Each event provides opportunities to volunteer, sponsor the event, provide in-kind donations (sorry, trophies cannot be accepted) or simply attending as a Fan in the Stands*. Join us at an upcoming event in your neighborhood!

Need Help Finding Your Region? Enter your Zip Code in the box to the right!

*Please note, at this time, restrictions and specific policies regarding spectators may be in place due to COVID-19

Spring Games

Special Olympics Illinois is so excited to again return to play this spring. Many of our Regions will be hosting Spring Games events through the months of April, May, and June. Participating teams and agencies will be contacted directly by the Regions. Due to our COVID-19 policies and restrictions, spectators for these events will likely be prohibited. We advise that you contact your Region if you are unsure of whether or not you are allowed to attend. Best of luck to all who are competing!

Special Olympics Illinois continues to take the threat of COVID-19 very seriously. Our number one priority is keeping our athletes, volunteers, families and constituents safe. To learn more about our Coronavirus updates, resources, and information, please visit www.soill.org/coronavirus-updates-and-information.

Regional Competitions

This calendar only displays local competitions hosted in our Regions or online. For a full calendar of events, including state championships and fundraising events, please visit our Calendar of Events.

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Region C Spring Soccer Clinic
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The clinic will take place on the synthetic soccer field, north of the playground. Please use the parking lot off of Mill Street. Please also designate a meeting location for your team, once your entire group has arrived we will COVID screen and temperature check together. Registrations for this event are no longer , ...
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Region E Bocce Skills
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Bocce is an ancient sport invented during the Roman Empire. The game combines the skills of bowling with the accuracy of darts. Players try to get their Bocce balls closer to the Pallina (target ball) than their opponents.

 

Individual Skills: All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete all 4 skills unt

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Region H Soccer Skills
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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,

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Region C Soccer Skills – Traditional and Advanced
9:45 am - 3:00 pm

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,

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Region C Spring Games Clinic
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Coaches are encouraged to attend with athletes on a 4:1 Ratio.
  • Coaches will be hands-on, helping facilitate the drills.
  • No spectators will be allowed in the event space.
  • The event will be maxed at 40 participants (including coaches). Sign up is first come, first serve.
  • Please provide your own mini jav, softball, ten
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Region K Young Athletes at Hamilton County
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Young Athletes

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the co

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Region B Spring Games – McHenry, IL
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Athletics offers a wide variety of traditional track and field events. Competition is also provided for athletes with lower ability levels in a variety of development track and field events.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender whe

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Region B Spring Games – Mt. Prospect, IL
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Athletics offers a wide variety of traditional track and field events. Competition is also provided for athletes with lower ability levels in a variety of development track and field events.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender whe

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Region K Spring Games at Herrin High School
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Athletics offers a wide variety of traditional track and field events. Competition is also provided for athletes with lower ability levels in a variety of development track and field events.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender whe

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