Become a Coach

Special Olympics Washington has 3 Levels of Coaching:

Level 1:         Certified Sports Volunteer

Level 2:                              Assistant Coach

Level 3:                                      Head Coach

The Steps Below outline the initial Steps to becoming a Coach. By completing the following steps, Volunteers will be:

1.  Certified as Official Sports Volunteers

2. Be allowed to work one on one with Special Olympics Athletes

3. Can work directly with Existing Teams under the direction of a Head Coach

Step 1: Complete Coaches Registration and Background Check

Step 2: Complete the Online Protective Behaviors and General Orientation

Step 3: Get Connected: If you’re not connected already, Reach out through the SOWA Athlete and Coach Hotline


Class A background Check Instructions
Class A Registration: Common Questions and Tips
What is TRS?
What is Verified Volunteers?
Volunteer Handbook
Current Coaches Resources