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Coach Certification

The Coaches Certification Program is designed to train volunteers who wish to develop their coaching skills and become certified Special Olympics Texas coaches.  Coaches certification is for anyone who plans to coach Special Olympics Texas athletes.

Steps to Becoming A Certified Coach

Complete the General Orientation Training online or in person.

Complete the Protective Behaviors Training online or in person.

Complete Criminal Background Check.

Be a registered Class A volunteer with SOTX.

Complete the Concussion in Sports Training

Attend a sport specific coaches training offered through Special Olympics Texas.

Maintaining Your Coaches Certification

  1. Annually, receive Area Conference changes from HOD. The Area Conference includes rule changes, policies and procedures, new sports, the calendar of events, etc. for Coaches to stay updated.
  2. Remain active in the Special Olympics program in the specific sport(s) selected.  An absence of more than 12 months will result in a lapse of certification and require the coach to attend another training school.  Examples of remaining active in the sport include, but are not limited to, practicing with a team in the sport; conducting clinics in the sport; attending TAPHERD conferences or other organizations where sports are a main focus; participating in sports competitions; or serving as a training clinic sports clinician.
  3. Attend all required coaches meetings for the sport in which they are active.
  4. Every three years, the coach must attend the Protective Behaviors and Concussion in Sports training and submit a new Class A Volunteer Application.

2017 Online Area Conference

Complete the Online Area Conference

Check Your Coach Certification

Check the list of coach certifications by sport.
Each sport list will provide the following information for each certified coach in that sport: area, delegation, name, city.