Become a Coach

Special Olympics coaches are role models and character builders with knowledge in a sport and willingness to teach skills and help develop the spirit that defines a true athlete.  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.

Learn more about how to become a coach in Washington, D.C.

Coaching with Special Olympics DC is an important responsibility that offers significant rewards. Coaches bring experience playing or coaching each specific sport, then take Special Olympics training. To ensure athletes have a safe, challenging and authentic sports experience at every practice and competition, Special Olympics requires coaches to be trained and certified, and supports volunteer coaches to build upon their skills.

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