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, 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-week training program for each athlete including fundamental skills, conditioning, and rules.
  • Attends competitions with the athletes.
  • Completes classroom and hands on training and certification process within one year 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 coach.
  • Completes coaches registration process (Class A).

Learn more about becoming a Certified Coach

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:


In need of a Basketball coach for Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Castle Rock Recreation Center. Also in need of gymnastics, swimming, golf, bowling coaches! No experience needed! Email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Boulder Power Lifting Coach

The toughest power lifting team, Rude Dogs Boulder, needs YOU! Practicing on Sundays, March through early June! Email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Loveland and Longmont Coaches needed!

Basketball and Aquatics Coaches email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Brighton Unified Youth Coach

Typically practicing on Tuesdays or Wednesdays or Thursdays from 5:45-7:45 in Brighton starting in January! Email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Unified Juniors Coaches 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.

Greeley Coaches needed!

Email Jordan Ficke for more information!

Basketball Unified Partners Needed: We are looking for high school range Unified Partners to partner with the Aurora Basketball Program in Winter 2019. If you have interest, please reach out to Mary Stratton.

Fitness Captain Mentors/Coaches: Are you interested in health and fitness and want to mentor athletes? Reach out to Linda Lappe about becoming a Fitness Captain Mentor.