Becoming a SOCO Coach


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

See Coaching Opportunities

Special Olympics Colorado Coaches Questionnaire

Please fill in the following information to assist us in the coach placement process. Filling out this form does not guarantee that an individual will be able to begin coaching right away. Submitting the form will begin the process of placing a coach on an existing team or creating a new team.