SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a San Diego-based sports program serving 1,400 athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult.

Whether you are an athlete, parent, coach, volunteer, sponsor, or contributor, we welcome you to join us, and to have a voice in how your program will be run. Please take some time to look around and find out more about SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

We hope to see you soon.

We believe all exceptional athletes can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

The purpose of SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is to create enhanced opportunities for people with and without disabilities to interact and form lasting bonds of friendship through shared sports and recreational activities in their community.


Our Partners

Teams may be made up of athletes with developmental disabilities, families, friends, and others who want to play on inclusive teams. We are also working closely with a number of community partners, including:

  • San Diego Park & Recreation Department - Therapeutic Recreation Services

  • The Arc of San Diego

  • The Salvation Army Kroc Center

  • American Youth Soccer Organization

  • Down Syndrome Association San Diego

  • San Diego Police Officer's Association

  • Limitless Adventures


I practice hard. I do my best. . .

I play with Pride. . . You'll be impressed!

We are SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.


Special Program Opportunities in Recreation, Teamwork, and Sports



Volunteers are the backbone of our SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes program. Volunteers are needed as coaches, meet volunteers, and for various other jobs such as office projects, special events, etc.


We Need Your Support Today!

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a volunteer-based, community-wide program that needs your help:

  • To serve as coach, event organizer, fund-raiser, sports official, or other worker.

  • To provide sports facilities, equipment, meals, and other in-kind services.

  • To provide operating funds for the SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes program here in San Diego County. SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (ID # 20-8886536). Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

  • Check out many ways to support S4EA at no cost to you

  • Or donate to us directly