Soccer has emerged as one of the fastest growing sports in the Special Olympics North Carolina program, since its first demonstration at the 1984 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games. 

SONC offers two types of soccer competition: individual skills and 5-on-5 team.

Individual skills competition allows Special Olympics athletes to develop sports skills in a competitive format designed to serve as a stepping stone to team competition. The indvidual skills offered for soccer are dribbling, shooting, and run-kick.

Athletes participating in traditional team play on a modified soccer field with a size 5 soccer ball.

SONC Fall Tournament will be held in Charlotte, November 3-5, 2017.

Sport Development Team

These volunteers advise SONC staff regarding sport rule modifications, competition and also train coaches in their sport! For more information on the athletics sport development team, contact one of the members below or Andrea Stamm, SONC staff liaison.

Howard Barber – SDT Director
Liberty, NC

John Gillan
Marion, NC

Maurice Melvin
Morrisville, NC


All forms must be submitted by the local program coordinator.

Fall Tournament Sport Registration Forms

Local program coordinators should submit entries along with the remainder of the Fall Tournament registration.  Click here for a full list of Fall Tournament registration forms.

  • Soccer Individual Skills Competition Form
  • Soccer Team Registration and Rating Form

Assessment Forms

For coaches’ use only – do NOT submit with event registration.

Certified Clinician

In addition to the sport development team, these volunteers are able to conduct local sport specific training schools on behalf of SONC. For more information on becoming a certified clinician, contact Andrea Stamm.