Unified Partners


Unified Partners compete alongside Special Olympics athletes. Training together and playing together becomes a quick path to friendship and understanding.

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

Are you connected with a Special Olympics Minnesota team? Are you an existing Unified Partner? Do you need to update your level 1 certification?

All Unified Partners who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified.

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

This training is designed for new Unified partners as well as current Unified partners 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.

Interested in sports specific training?

Optional: Unified partners can become Level 2 certified in all SOMN sports. Please visit our Coaches Training page.

Coach Education
[email protected]
612.333.0999