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As A Coach
More Than A Coach

Special Olympics Ohio coaches teach skills, attitudes, and values that define a true athlete. Coaches support athletes with intellectual disabilities to discover their own strengths and abilities. Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of Special Olympic Ohio athletes?

The Powerfully Positive Impact Coaches Have On The Lives Of Athletes Is Lasting.
The Standard Is Excellence

How to Become A Coach

  1. FILL OUT THE COACHING INTEREST FORM BELOW:
  • On this form is a list of possible coaching opportunities with Special Olympics Ohio. Please indicate area(s) in which you may wish to help. The information we receive from you will allow us to send you specific announcements aligned with your volunteer interest.

  1. A REGIONAL DIRECTOR OR LOCAL COORDINATOR IN YOUR AREA WILL CONTACT YOU TO DISCUSS INTEREST, EXPERIENCE, AND CURRENT AVAILABILITY.
  2. UPON SPEAKING WITH A SPECIAL OLYMPICS OHIO CONTACT, YOUR LOCAL COORDINATOR WILL SHARE THE REQUIRED TRAININGS WITH YOU TO BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO COACH OR CHAPERONE WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS OHIO.
  3. WORK WITH YOUR LOCAL COORDINATOR TO ADVANCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND CERTIFICATIONS TO BECOME A LEVEL 1, 2 OR 3 COACH.

 

 

 

Coaches Trainings Explained

Special Olympics Ohio requires the following forms and courses to ensure a safe, fun and competitive environment for all athletes to compete.
  • Background Check

    All coaches and chaperones are expected to complete a 2-step process for the background check which includes: Fill out the Class A Volunteer Form – obtained from Local Coordinator. Complete the Background Check from First Advantage – this will be emailed to you the next Wednesday after completion of the Class A Form.

  • General Orientation

  • Protective Behaviors

  • Concussion Training

  • Level 1: Core Coaching Knowledge

  • Level 2: Sport Specific Knowledge

  • Level 3: Advanced Coaching Knowledge

FAQs

For any questions not answered here, please reach out to your Local Coordinator for more information.