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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-359-3135.