Coaching Special Olympics Athletes

As of January 1st, 2021 coaching certifications will need to be renewed every 3 years. 

SOTX has two options for renewing to help you keep your certifications up-to-date, in-person or virtual.  



Virtual Training [Coming soon!]  for New Coaches

Step 1: Complete the General Training video at the top of this page

Current coaches may skip this step

Step 2: View the Sport-Specific Training video for what sport(s) you will be coaching. 

Current coaches may skip this step

Step 3: Pass the certification Quiz on your chosen sport(s)

Find and select your sport on the SIG (FOUND HERE). 

Then, select 'recertification quiz.' Current coaches, this is also counts as a recertification quiz

Step 4: Watch our Return-to-Play training video and complete the form.

A certificate will be emailed to you after all coaching requirements (General Orientation, Protective Behaviors, Concussion training, Background Checks) have been confirmed as current, and you have passed the quiz for that specific sport. 

All SOTX recertification quizzes are free of charge and range anywhere from 10 to 15 questions in length. A score of 80% or better is required to pass. If you do not score an 80% or better after three attempts, you will be required to attend an in-person training session. Please familiarize yourself with the SOI Sports Rules and Rules Changes, as well as any SOTX modifications to prepare for the quiz.

Virtual Coaches training will be offered year-round for all sports, however each recertification must be completed at least 8 weeks prior to the competition date for the sport you will be coaching! 

We will be adding quizzes to each sport below.  

In-Person Training

After you complete our requirements in the "Become a Coach" page, you can complete in-person training. When you attend an in-person training please be sure to sign-in with the trainer leading the session so that we have a record of your attendance. You will also need to renew the sport-specific certification via the recertification quiz every three years beginning 2022. 

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our Coaches Education Program at: