Special Olympics is a sports organization which relies on  volunteer coaches who dedicate their time, knowledge and spirit to help our athletes exceed expectations. Coaching with Special Olympics DC is an important responsibility that offers significant rewards. In order to ensure that our athletes have a safe, challenging, and authentic sports experience at every practice and competition, Special Olympics requires coaches to be certified, and seeks to support volunteer coaches to build upon their skills.


Volunteer Coaches:


Volunteer Head Coach and Assistant Coaches need to have the available time to commit to becoming a Coach at Special Olympics DC.


(one weekday per week/depending on sport for 8 weeks, 9:30am-2pm. Tuesday evenings, 6pm to 9:30pm).


Becoming a Head Coach:


Special Olympic coaches are role models and character-builders with prior knowledge/experience in the sport and are willing to teach the skills and spirit that define a true athlete.


Becoming an Assistant Coach:


Special Olympic assistant coaches are role models and character-builders with or without prior knowledge in the sports, and are also willing to help head coaches teach skills and spirit that define a true athlete.


Both of these coaches help athletes find their own strengths and abilities. They bring enthusiasm, commitment, and a positive life changing attitude to each practice, event, and competition. They enrich the lives of our athletes in many life-changing ways. The skills and confidence an athlete learns through sports has a long and lasting effect that will help an athlete succeed in school or even find a job.


If you feel that you fit this type of person with the time to dedicate to becoming a coach apply Here. After filling out the survey please contact us at ( to let us know the survey has been filled out for review.