Become a Certified Coach

The Special Olympics Colorado Coaches Certification Program is designed to ensure everyone coaching Special Olympics athletes have a minimum base of knowledge about coaching in Special Olympics as well as the sport(s) they coach.

  • For all state level events, including regional tournaments, each program is required to have a minimum of one sports specific certified coach present for each sport in which the team is participating.
  • Coaches new to Special Olympics must take part in the certification process within one year of beginning coaching.
  • Coaches who are currently certified have to renew their sports specific certification every 3 years, either by taking a more advanced level of Special Olympics coaches training, or by taking an approved non-Special Olympics course.

Steps to Certification

STEP 1:  Watch this video

STEP 2:  Fill out the Coaches Questionnaire Form

STEP 3:  A Special Olympics Colorado staff member will contact you about steps 4 and 5.

STEP 4:  Complete the Certification process (Class A) which includes background check.

STEP 5:  Complete coaches education requirements.

With questions, please contact Jordan Ficke at or 720-359-3135.