Coaches play a critical role in the personal and athletic development of their athletes.

To coach, you must:

  • be 16 years of age or older
  • be available for the duration of the sport's program. (approx. 6 months for winter sports and 3 months for summer sports)
  • take the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) within your first year
  • demonstrate good sportsmanship and co-operation
  • have a great sense of humour and adventure
  • model the values and goals of Special Olympics

You are welcome to attend a practice in the sport of your choice to get a feel for the organization, athletes and opportunities. The Head Coach will answer some of your questions and give you more information about how you can contribute to the sport.