Weekend athlete? Former high school or college player? Sports lover? Our coaches run the gamut.
Some prospective Special Olympics coaches have coaching experience; some don’t. Some have experience with individuals with intellectual disabilities, some don’t.
Regardless of experience, coaches play a unique and indispensable role in Special Olympics. Coaches give Special Olympics athletes the most immediate awareness of their own worth, ability, courage and capacity to grow and improve. Special Olympics coaches get to experience the way sports should be. Our athletes are excited to play, respectful of players and officials and devoted to their coaches.
With encouragement from a coach like you, these exceptional athletes can do anything. In return, our athletes will help you remember why you love the game. Here are some ways you can get started:
- Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form, which will help us match you with coaching opportunities in your area.
- Have questions about what it takes to coach? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.
- Want more details on the sports we offer? Visit our sports page for details as well as coaching guides and sport rules.
- Already a coach? Visit our resources page for helpful forms and policies.
- Still unsure about how you can help? E-mail our Volunteer Manager to get involved.