Coaches & Team Volunteers
Volunteer on a regular basis inside a sports environment.
The best coaches & team volunteers are ones who are enthusiastic, patient, and flexible.
We provide training on sporting rules and regulations, but the real success comes from you. Your attitude enhances the athlete’s experience and there is nothing more important.
Did you know you don’t need sports or coaching experience to be a coach?
We Will Train You!
COACH & TEAM VOLUNTEER
Whether it be coaching traditional or Unified teams or being a Head Coach to a Regional Basketball team at our SOSC Championships, coaching starts here.
Team Volunteer (Level 1)
Entry level training of Special Olympics for team manager, equipment manager, training site volunteer, chaperone. This is a non-coaching role and cannot provide instruction to athletes. Team volunteers assist Head Coach and Coaches with sports and non-sports training activities.
Ages 14+ may apply.
Certified Coach (Level 2)
Additional training provided in the core coaching components and sports-specific essentials in traditional Special Olympics and Unified Sports. Coaches assist Head Coaches with creating, organizing, and conducting a comprehensive sports training program. Knowledge and/or coaching experience in the sport you are interested in coaching, preferred.
Ages 16+ may apply.
Certified Head Coach/Coach (Level 3)
Advanced training provided for coaching traditional Special Olympics and Unified Sports.
Ages 18+ may apply.
Young Athletes Coaches
Young Athletes is a program designed for children 2-7 years old. This program focuses on developing motor, social, and cognitive skills with the help of active games, songs, and more! Along with the benefits to mental and physical growth, Young Athletes strengthens social and emotional development and provides a boost in family support. Young Athlete Coaches help carry out the activities during the 8-week program.
Local Program leaders bring the mission of SOSC to life by coordinating teams and competitions on the local level. Starting a local program or enhancing an existing program takes time and dedication. With support from SOSC staff, new teams, programs, and competitions can spark the joy of sports throughout the chapter.