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

 


ASSISTANT COACHES AND HEAD COACHES

The following training’s must be completed by all Assistant and Head Coaches Prior to practicing

UNIFIED COACHES TRAINING:

All UNIFIED Coaches much complete the NFHS Coaching UNIFIED Sports program below:

Resources: 

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