Coaches

Coaching during State Soccer Finals.

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?

Step 1

Contact your local area director to find out what coaching opportunities are available in your area by clicking here.

Step 2

Fill out and send the Volunteer/Guest Registration form to your local area director, then complete both the general orientation and protective behaviors quizzes.

Step 3

Attend a Coaches Training School for your particular sport, and complete the Application for Sports Training Certification. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR COACHES TRAINING

For more information on these trainings, please contact Zach Warner (warne1zd@cmich.edu).