Special Olympics Texas athletes participate in more sports and at higher levels than ever before. Much of this success can be attributed directly to the coaches. As a coach, you provide the sports skills and spirit that, when instilled, define a true athlete. You are a role model and character builder. You give Special Olympics athletes the most immediate awareness of their self-worth, ability, courage, and capacity to grow and improve.

Additional Resources

What Special Olympics Athletes want from their Coaches (+Texas Rulebooks) 

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

 Download the Flag Football Rulebook

 Download the Figure Skating Rulebook


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