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).