A Positive Sports Experience Starts with the Coach
Coaches are the key to a successful sports experience for Special Olympics athletes. As a coach, you teach sports skills and model good sportsmanship and character. You give Special Olympics athletes the most immediate awareness of their self-worth, ability, courage, and capacity to grow and improve both on the playing field and off.
The lessons our athletes learn through sports – teamwork, self-discipline, goal setting, appropriate socialization skills – carry over into their everyday lives.
Why Become a Special Olympics Colorado Coach?
Whether you love sports or have no sports experience at all, you can become a Special Olympics Colorado coach! Hundreds of people have made the decision to enrich a Special Olympics athlete’s life by becoming a certified coach. Without you, potential athletes are left on the sidelines of life. You will receive all the information and training necessary (at no cost to you) to become a coach.
Responsibilities as a Coach
- Assist athletes in learning sports skills and applying them in competitions
- Empower the entire athlete, helping them become healthier through fitness and a healthy lifestyle
- Encourage confidence and self-esteem through sport
- Help to recruit athletes and assistant coaches
- Register athletes for competitions
- Raise funds to support your team
- Must be 14+ years old