Special Olympics International mandates that all coaches complete basic requirements before they begin coaching.

Next Steps

These requirements must be completed by individuals who know what athletes they will be coaching. If you have not yet been connected to a program, visit the Become A Coach page.

Volunteer Registration

Send your full name, email and Local Training Program (Team Name) to volunteer@sonj.org. Upon sending, you will get an email from Docusign to complete.

Protective Behaviors Course

This online course takes no more than 1o minutes. Its purpose is to prevent sexual, physical or emotional abuse of Special Olympics athletes. This course must be retaken every three years.

Concussion Awareness Training

This online video is 35 minutes long. After viewing, you will need to pass the assessment in order for the requirement to be considered completed. This training must be retaken every three years. Follow the step by step instructions.

Coach Orientation Course

This online orientation course is 15 minutes long. Its goal is to prepare new head coaches and assistant coaches with the necessary training and competition information to begin coaching.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the requirements, contact Casey Henderson at csh@sonj.org.