BECOMING A COACH + GETTING STARTED
Welcome! We Are So Excited To Have You.
Our Coaches are the heart and soul of our volunteer movement. Over 500 dedicated individuals volunteer their time and talents, many year-round, to provide our athletes with optimal training opportunities and other life-enriching experiences.
“I get far more out of being involved in Special Olympics than I could ever give back.”SODE Coach
Sport Training + Competition
Special Olympics Delaware utilizes sports as a platform to create life-changing experiences for those involved or touched
by our program.
Athletes can participate in our Community Programs by joining one of our 5 Area programs or through our many School Programs. We also offer special programming for Young Athletes ages 2-7 and Motor Activity Training Programs for individuals with with severe or profound intellectual disabilities, including athletes with significant physical disabilities.
Our Area programs participate in 16 sports over four sports seasons. Our school programs participate in five sports throughout the school year.
The Young Athletes and Motor Activity Training Programs are offered year-round in the Areas and during the traditional school year in schools.
SO Coaches are required to maintain SODE Class “A” Volunteer status, which requires a criminal background check and protective behaviors training.
In Addition, coaches are required to complete one of the following online concussion trainings to ensure the safety of the athletes and unified partners they are training. These certifications are renewed every 3 years. You may complete either one of the following trainings.