|Behind every successful athlete is a coach. Being a coach can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime – both for you and your athletes. We provide the training you need to be a successful coach. Certified Coach: For all individuals training athletes in a sport; certification as a coach consists of the following components:
Coaches must be at least 18 years old to be a certified coach. Anyone age 14 years and up can attend a training school.
Advanced Certified Coach: Required training consists of the following:
If you have received training and are a certified coach in a sport with a different organization, contact Andrea Stamm for your certification options.
Check Your Certification Information
If you would like to check your certification status, you may do so by clicking on the document below. This document is updated monthly.
Certified Coaches List (May)
You may notice your name list more than once, one line shows whether or not you have completed General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, Coaching Special Olympics Athletes and/or Principles of Coaches (there is a date in the column if you have), the other(s) shows a date in the “Sports” column if you have attended a sports specific skills course at a training school.
Sports certification expires every 3 years. You will see when your certification expires in the last column labeled “Expiration”. If your certification has expired or is about to expire, please contact Andrea Stamm to get information about getting recertified.
Protective Behaviors certification expires every 3 years. Add 3 years to the date in the column to see if yours is current or needs to be renewed.
Local Coordinators can use the filter function to see only their program’s coaches. In the “county” column, click on the pull down arrow and uncheck the “select all” box, then but a check in the box for your county. Click “OK”.
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