Maintain Your Coach Certification

To maintain certification, coaches must take one of the courses listed below every three years.

  • Special Olympics Skills Course (sport specific training)
  • Principles of Coaching Course
  • Coaching Special Olympics Athletes Course
  • Unified Sports Course
  • An Introduction to Autism and Instructional Strategies for Coaching
  • Special Olympics Tactics Course
  • Special Olympics Comprehensive Mentoring
  • First-Aid and CPR Course
  • Officials Training or Rules Updates
  • Education Updates (New Training Techniques; Safety Issues; Appropriate Techniques, etc.)
  • National Governing Body Courses; National or Virginia High School League Coaching Courses