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. 

Additional Resources & Courses

What Special Olympics Athletes want from their Coaches 

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 Rules


Sport Science Guide 


Coaching Special Olympics Athletes


Additional Links

Looking for rules for sports? Find them on our SIG

General - Sports Guides, Rules and Information can be found on our SIG page (Sports Information Guide).