Coaches teach the skills, attitude, values and spirit that define a true athlete. They are role models and character-builders both on and off the field of play.
As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition. You will enrich the lives of your athletes in many life-changing ways. The skills and confidence that an athlete learns through sports have a long and lasting effect. They can help them succeed in school, get a job and find confidence in social situations and in life.
Ongoing coaches education is the most significant factor in the improved training of athletes.
To volunteer as a Coach or Unified Partner, complete this form and submit to your Head of Delegation (if assigned to a team) or Area Director.
To volunteer as a YOUTH volunteer or Unified Partner, complete this form and submit to your Head of Delegation (if assigned to a team) or Area Director.
Volunteer & Coaches Certification Requirements
To view information on the Volunteer and Coaches Certification process, please see here.
The following online trainings are required. Please click on the links at the top of each column to access each training.
Upon completion of trainings, submit your certificates for your Protective Behaviors, Concussion, and Unified training (if applicable) to your Head of Delegation (if assigned to a team) or Area Director.
To become a Certified Coach, you must complete all trainings and attend a coaches clinic. Coaches training are
valid for 3 years. The list below indicates all coaches with a valid Class A Form. If you are not on the list, please contact your Area Director with an updated Class A Form.
For more information about coaching within the Special Olympics Hawaiʻi program please contact an Area Director near you.