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Coaching Opportunities

We offer 22 official sports! Individuals with or without prior sports experience can get certified to be a coach. There are opportunities to coach as a head coach, assistant coach, team volunteer, fitness coordinator and more. We can help find the best role that works for you.

Certified Coach

  • Agrees to and abides by the Coach Code of Conduct
  • Has complete knowledge and abides by Sports Rules of Special Olympics.
  • Completes coaches registration process (Class A).
  • Ensures athletes and volunteer coaches have current paperwork and sports physicals.
  • Primary contact person for sport.
  • Works collaboratively with Special Olympics Colorado staff to organize and schedule practices.
  • Assesses each athlete to determine skill level for competition and training.
  • Develops eight-weeks of practices for athletes including fundamental skills, conditioning, and rules. (Can also get help from assistant coaches to plan practices.)
  • Attends competitions with the athletes.
  • Completes classroom and hands-on training and certification process within one month of becoming involved as a coach, designed specifically for the needs of athletes with intellectual disabilities.
  • Liaison for upcoming Coaches Training and Certification, and encourages volunteers to become certified coaches.

Team Volunteer

  • Is not required to become certified in a specific sport but helps out with practices.
  • Assists coach with assessing athlete skills.
  • Does not have to travel to competitions unless asked by the coach.
  • Completes coaches registration process (Class A).

Learn more about becoming a Certified Coach

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Colorado Springs Softball Head Coach, COACHES/Team Volunteers Needed

This team’s practice schedule would be flexible and has the possibility to work around your schedule! Email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Erie/Boulder/Niwot Cycling Coaches/Team Volunteers

Beginning June through August the team will practice near Niwot on Wednesday evenings. For more information, email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Denver Cycling Coaches/Team Volunteers

Beginning June through August the team will practice at Bruce Randolph High School on Monday evenings. For more information, mail Jordan Ficke for more information!

Fort Collins Softball needs Beginner Coaches, Unified Partners, and Team Volunteers

Fort Collins Softball teams need Unified Partners! Practices are on Monday’s and start May 13th through the end of July. Email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Loveland and Longmont Coaches/Team Volunteers

Interested coaches email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Greeley Coaches/Team Volunteers

Softball, Volleyball, Track, Soccer, Powerlifting, and Aquatics Coaches NEEDED! Email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Castle Rock Coaches/Team Volunteers

No experience or sports specific knowledge needed! Email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Unified Juniors Coaches and Team Volunteers Needed: Calling all youth coaches! Do you have a passion for or experience working with young kids? Our Unified Juniors Teams for children with and without disabilities, ages 4-12 are in need of coaches for basketball, soccer, track and field, softball and flag football. No sports specific skills needed! Email Seth Krebill for more information.

Team Fitness Coach: Are you interested in fitness and wellness and want to share that knowledge with athletes? Sign Up here to receive more information about becoming a Team Fitness Coach and what opportunities we have. Questions? Contact socofitnesscaptain@specialolympicsco.org