Become a Coach
Coaches teach the skills, attitude, values and spirit that define a true athlete. They are role models and character-builders both on and off the field of play.
Special Olympics coaches go even further—they support athletes with intellectual disabilities to discover their own strengths and abilities. They encourage them and challenge them to build upon those strengths and improve every day.
You can be a coach for one or more of our sports seasons:
- Winter (Jan - March) - basketball, powerlifting and snow sports
- Summer (May - July) - athletics (track & field), bocce, golf and softball
- Fall (Sept - Nov) - swimming, bowling, soccer and vollebyall
Complete your Class A Application to Become A Coach
All volunteers who have close contact with athletes, including coaches, chaperones, Unified Partners and Local Program Management members need to complete the Class A Volunteer process which includes an online application, background check and online trainings.
Click on the county below to find more out more information and start your Class A Application to become a coach with your Local Program!