Coaches are the key to a successful sport experience for Special Olympics Colorado athletes. The responsibility of a coach is not only to teach sports skills and techniques, but to model outstanding sportsmanship and character. The lessons our athletes learn through sports – teamwork, self-discipline, goal setting and self-confidence – carry over into their everyday lives. As a Special Olympics Colorado coach, you will have a tremendous impact on your athletes both on and off the playing field. If you have the heart, enthusiasm and time to commit, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. Prior coaching experience is not required.
Each sports season runs 8-10 weeks with weekly practices lasting 1-2 hours per week (practice times may vary by sport). This is the minimum time requirement for all coaches. *Please note that coaching opportunities across the state are not guaranteed, but determined by need and availability.
Responsibilities as a Coach
- Must be 16+ years old
- Agrees and abides by the Coaches Code of Conduct
- 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
Questions? Reach out!
Denver Regional Manager
Southeast Regional Manager
Northeast Regional Manager
Western Regional Manager