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Become a Coach

A Positive Sports Experience Starts with the Coach

Coaches are the key to a successful sports experience for Special Olympics athletes. As a coach, you teach sports skills and model good sportsmanship and character.  You give Special Olympics athletes the most immediate awareness of their self-worth, ability, courage, and capacity to grow and improve both on the playing field and off.

The lessons our athletes learn through sports – teamwork, self-discipline, goal setting, appropriate socialization skills – carry over into their everyday lives.

Why Become a Special Olympics Colorado Coach?

Whether you love sports or have no sports experience at all, you can become a Special Olympics Colorado coach! Hundreds of people have made the decision to enrich a Special Olympics athlete’s life by becoming a certified coach. Without you, potential athletes are left on the sidelines of life. You will receive all the information and training necessary (at no cost to you) to become a coach.

Responsibilities as a Coach

  • 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
  • Must be 14+ years old

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