Coaches play a unique role in Special Olympics, working hands-on with athletes to provide the sports skills and spirit they need to compete. To be a Special Olympics coach, you don't have to have prior experience - we provide the necessary training. What you do need is the enthusiasm and desire to make a positive impact on the lives of athletes. The following resources will guide you through the certification process.
I want to become a Special Olympics Michigan coach! What do I do?
Contact your local area director to find out what coaching opportunities are available in your area by clicking here.
Attend a Coaches Training School for your particular sport, and complete the Application for Sports Training Certification.
For more information on these trainings, please contact Zach Warner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Online Coach Resources
- General Orientation
- Protective Behavior
- Application for Certification (doc)
- Volunteer/Guest Registration Form (Class A) (pdf)
- Mentor Application with Checklist 2009 (doc)
- Head Coach Sheet (pdf)
- Athlete Code of Conduct (pdf)
- Coach Code of Conduct (pdf)
- Coaches Training for Spring Sports
- Concussion Information from the CDC
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