Coaches teach the skills and spirit that define a true athlete. Coaches are role models and character-builders. Special Olympics coaches go even further — they help athletes with intellectual disabilities find their own strengths and abilities. They also show them how to build upon those strengths and improve every day.
Coaches also get a lot in return. They get to know athletes who inspire — athletes who are brave and determined, despite the odds against them. Coaches become more than teachers, mentors and role models — they are seen as leaders in the community.
To become a coach, get in touch with us or your local area director.