Coaches are role models and character builders. Coaches give Special Olympics athletes the most immediate awareness of their own worth, ability, courage and capacity to grow and improve.

Hey, current coaches, Heads of Delegation, Finance Chairs and team administrators! Check out our brand-new Coach Portal for all your most-used resources.

Are you new to Special Olympics Minnesota?

Get more information via our Interest Form!

You can also check out the volunteer roles that may be available on our Volunteers page!


All coaches who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified. Level 1 certified coaches can coach any sport.

Step 1: Complete the online Level 1 training & volunteer application and online COVID-19 Training & Waiver.

This training is designed for new coaches as well as current coaches who need to renew their Protective Behaviors certification. Includes General Orientation, Protective Behaviors and Concussion content.

You will receive an email from HireRight [email protected] to complete your background check. You may not receive an email if your background check is current and not expired yet. If you are a minor, you will receive an email to complete the background check after you turn 18.

Step 2: Renew background check

Existing volunteers that have questions regarding their background check can contact their delegation or email [email protected]