Coaches provide sport skills and spirit that define a true athlete. Our coaches are also role models and character builders. They provide Special Olympics New Jersey athletes the most immediate awareness of their own worth, ability, courage and capacity to grow and improve. As in any sport environment, Special Olympics coaches assist athletes in development and application of sports skills to be utilized during competition.

Basic Requirements

Special Olympics International mandates that all coaches complete certain requirements prior to coaching. The first of these steps is to send your full name and email address to You will then receive an email from Docusign to complete.

For more information on the next steps of becoming a coach (and more!) visit our Coaches section.