Special Olympics North America has partnered with American Sport Education Program (ASEP), National Federation of High School (NFHS) and West Virginia University Continuing Education (WVU) to offer online courses. These courses are for Special Olympics Coaches who are seeking advanced training or continuing education. Please note that Special Olympics will not cover any course registration fees.
This guide is a general introduction to coaching adults and children with intellectual disabilities. This guide also includes a section focusing on some behaviors commonly associated with intellectual disabilities and effective strategies to improve athlete learning.
Download the Athlete-Centered Coaching Guide
Download the Coach Recruitment and Retention Guidebook
Sport Science Guide
Coaching Special Olympics Athletes
General - Sports Guides, Rules and Information can be found on our SIG page (Sports Information Guide).