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! **Please note: we currently do not have many in-person opportunities available because not all teams have returned to practice yet

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’ll receive an email from HireRight [email protected] to complete your background check.

In light of the ongoing global crisis regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will still be processing your volunteer application and level 1 training but will be unable to process your background check unless your delegation has opted in to our Return to Play program. Once we can process background checks, you’ll receive an email from [email protected] with a link to perform your background check.  Special Olympics Minnesota will incur the cost of your background check.  Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Step 2: Renew background check

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