Coaching Opportunities

We offer 22 official sports! Individuals with or without prior sports experience can get certified to be a coach. There are opportunities to coach as a head coach, assistant coach, team volunteer, fitness coordinator and more. We can help find the best role that works for you.

Certified Coach

  • Agrees to and abides by the Coach Code of Conduct
  • Has complete knowledge and abides by Sports Rules of Special Olympics.
  • Completes coaches registration process (Class A).
  • Ensures athletes and volunteer coaches have current paperwork and sports physicals.
  • Primary contact person for sport.
  • Works collaboratively with Special Olympics Colorado staff to organize and schedule practices.
  • Assesses each athlete to determine skill level for competition and training.
  • Develops eight-weeks of practices for athletes including fundamental skills, conditioning, and rules. (Can also get help from assistant coaches to plan practices.)
  • Attends competitions with the athletes.
  • Completes classroom and hands-on training and certification process within one month of becoming involved as a coach, designed specifically for the needs of athletes with intellectual disabilities.
  • Liaison for upcoming Coaches Training and Certification, and encourages volunteers to become certified coaches.

Team Volunteer

  • Is not required to become certified in a specific sport but helps out with practices.
  • Assists coach with assessing athlete skills.
  • Does not have to travel to competitions unless asked by the coach.
  • Completes coaches registration process (Class A).

Learn more about becoming a Certified Coach

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Loveland and Longmont Coaches/Team Volunteers

Interested coaches email Jenny Montoya for more information!

Greeley Coaches/Team Volunteers

Softball, Volleyball, Track, Soccer, Powerlifting, and Aquatics Coaches NEEDED! Email Jenny Montoya for more information!

Castle Rock Coaches/Team Volunteers

No experience or sports specific knowledge needed! Email Jenny Montoya for more information!

Unified Juniors Coaches and Team Volunteers Needed: Calling all youth coaches! Do you have a passion for or experience working with young kids? Our Unified Juniors Teams for children with and without disabilities, ages 4-12 are in need of coaches for basketball, soccer, track and field, softball and flag football. No sports specific skills needed! Email Ashtyn Egger for more information.

Team Fitness Coach: Are you interested in fitness and wellness and want to share that knowledge with athletes? Sign Up here to receive more information about becoming a Team Fitness Coach and what opportunities we have. Questions? Contact socofitnesscaptain@specialolympicsco.org