Coach Certification Maintenance

  • Receive Area Conference changes from HOD.
  • Coaches are no longer mandated to attend the Area Conference, only encouraged to overview and stay updated on changes.
  • The Area Conference will remain online throughout the year for Coaches to stay updated on rule changes, policies and procedures, calendar of events, etc.
  • The coach must remain active in the Special Olympics program in the specific sport(s) An absence of more than 12 months will result in a lapse of certification and require the coach to attend another training school.
  • The coach must attend all required coaches meetings for the sport(s) in which they are active.
  • Every three years the coach must complete the Protective Behaviors, Concussion in Sports training, and submit a new Class A Volunteer Application.
  • Every four years the coach must complete a Criminal Background Check.

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