Register to Coach

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Special Olympics Coach!
Coaches are integral to the success of Special Olympics. Anyone involved in coaching will tell you the personal rewards are great. They all share the same desire – to help the athletes be the best they can be. We offer 20 official sports and people with or without prior sports experience can train to be coaches.

*Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age to serve as a coach or chaperone.


  1. Learn more about what is involved by:
    1. Watching this video
    2. Read the Coach Responsibilities and Coach Code of Conduct
  2. Complete the Class A” Registration process and complete a background check (there is a fee of $16) (required every three years)
  3. Work with your local regional manager to pick a sport and, if needed, recruit additional athletes to participate.
  4. Train, train, train! Your athlete(s)/team will need to get in a minimum of 8 weeks of training prior to the local Special Olympics competition.

All coaches/volunteers who have close contact with athletes or handle financial assets of Special Olympics Colorado are required to go through the “Class A” Registration process which was created as a way to protect athletes, volunteers, and the integrity of Special Olympics Colorado.

Click here to see the complete list of volunteers who are required to go through the “Class A” registration process.

If you are interested in volunteering with Special Olympics Colorado at a single day event you DO NOT need to fill out this application. Instead, please visit our Volunteer Events Page.

Questions? Contact our Coach Manager, Cory Chandler at: 


Amy Knudsen with a Special Olympics Aquatics Athlete

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The link above will take you to our new “Class A” Registration process, which will allow you to complete ALL steps required.