Thank you for your interest in coaching for Special Olympics Iowa! Special Olympics Iowa depends on the generous efforts of more than 2,000 certified coaches annually.
Special Olympics Iowa Coach Education Program
The Special Olympics Iowa Coach Education Program is based upon the system used by Special Olympics Inc., to certify coaches worldwide. One result of the Coach Education Program has been the improvement in the quality of both Area and State competitions. Coaches have a better idea of what to expect when attending competitions and athletes have received improved training. With a ten hour minimum coaches practicum experience with Special Olympics athletes, all those completing a training school will be eligible to become certified coaches through Special Olympics Iowa and Special Olympics Inc.
Coaching Information and Applications
Coaches Training (scheduled classes throughout the state)
Protective Behavior Training