Coaches are volunteers who work with Special Olympics athletes to prepare them for competition through training and education.

Our coaches model good sportsmanship and character to enhance the overall sports experience for athletes. Lessons learned on the playing field—teamwork, self-discipline, and confidence—carry over into the athletes’ everyday lives.

Want more inspiration? Check out our Coach of the Season page!

Existing Coaches

Update your coach requirements or learn more about training and education opportunities available through the Coach Education System. Take advantage of resources that cover topics such as health and fitness, competition, and athlete and team development.

Become a Coach

Special Olympics New Jersey provides coaches with the right tools to navigate a new sport, further their skills, and learn effective strategies to help the athletic and personal development of out athletes. The community of 2,000 existing coaches is also a tremendous support for new coaches! Visit the Become a Coach page for more information.

Contact

For more information on coaching and opportunities within Special Olympics New Jersey, please contact Casey Henderson at csh@sonj.org.