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.