Coaches Corner

Coaches are the backbone to SOSC. They are on the playing field, building confidence and inclusion through the joy of sports. This page is here to provide you with resources, information, and guidance for all things coach related.

are guided by the Codes of Conduct for all coaches, volunteers, athletes, and spectators. Please be sure to review these carefully for the safety of athletes, yourselves, and for the integrity of sport. We are stronger when we work as one team promoting inclusion and joy. These codes set the tone of respect, quality of sport, and responsibility. It’s on us to lead by example.

Thank you!

information on how to become a coach for SOSC, please visit the the become a coach page.

Spring Season Deadlines

Our Codes of Conduct include our guiding principles of respect, quality of sport, and responsibility. We hold our coaches to the highest regard as they set the tone and experience for our athletes. Please review often and abide by them so we can promote inclusion through the joy of sport. Any behaviors acting outside of the Code of Conduct will result in possible probation, suspension, or expulsion. If you have any concerns or questions about conduct, please reach out to your regional SOSC Sports Manager or directly to the Director of Volunteer Engagement at mwilkes@sosc.org.

Rules and information on each SOSC sport is below. Please reference these when preparing for practice and competition. Our competitions and championships all abide by these rules.

SOSC collaborates with Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics International to devise policies and best practices to support our athletes.

Coaches are required to renewal their status and sports certification every 3 years. For a complete overview of recertification needs by coach role, see the SOSC Coach Education System.

Class A Volunteer Status Renewal Process

  • Demographic Update Form
  • Required Training Bundle – General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, Concussion
  • Background Check Renewal
  • Driver’s License Submission

Sport Recertification

For first time certification in a sport, an in-person training is required. Please contact your local SOSC office for upcoming sport clinics. Renewing in a sport can be done online below: