Special Olympics Cheer Competition Rules and Guidelines Ready to Go

Cheer Competition Exhibition for Global Day of Inclusion at Soldier Field Stadium - Chicago, IL. July 2018

For a sport in Special Olympics to become official, step-by-step procedures must be followed:

  1. Align with international and national sport federation.
  2. Form a Sport Resource Team.
  3. Determine universal set of rules.
  4. Health assessment by Medical Advisory Committee.
  5. Coaching Guidelines.
  6. At least 24 programs in 3 Special Olympics regions.

As of December 2018, the Cheerleading Resource Team finalized Competitive Cheerleading Rules for Special Olympics. Special Olympics programs in the United States and around the world will receive the rules packet. The packet includes:

If you are interested in starting a Special Olympics cheer program, please contact SO Cheer, socheer4all@gmail.com for more information.