Through the Special Olympics North America Standards of Coaching Excellence, Special Olympics New Jersey has created an accredited Coach Education System.
All coaches have the ability to take part in education opportunities provided in the Special Olympics New Jersey Coach Education System. These opportunities fulfill a variety of training topics across a variety of platforms including sports clinics, webinars, self-guided videos, and online and in-person coaching courses.
The Coach Education System is grouped by three arenas:
- Certification – Learn about the levels of certification and how to achieve them,.
- Continuing Education – To maintain certification, coaches must take one education course every three years.
- Courses – Lessons for coaches to establish and build on a foundation of coaching in Special Olympics
Every coach is encouraged to participate in the Coach Education System to achieve Certification and progress into Continuing Education.