Help our Athletes Achieve Their Goals

Special Olympics coaches inspire and train our athletes to achieve their athletic and life goals. They come from all walks of life, including former and current athletes, high school and college students, professionals, family members, and members of the community.

You, too, can teach the skills and nurture the spirit that defines a true athlete by becoming a Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) coach. Being a coach is typically an 8 to 12-week commitment per sports season.

How To Become A New SOCT Coach

Getting Started

To receive Special Olympics Certified Coach certification, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and successfully complete the following forms and trainings:

Upcoming Training Events For Coaches

Coaching Excellence

SOCT is committed to Coaching Excellence. One of our top Coaching Excellence goals calls for ongoing coaches' education to provide the highest and most up-to-date level coaching knowledge. Visit our Coaches Resources page for more information on recertification requirements, sports rules, coaching guide, and more.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like additional information about becoming a Special Olympics Coach, please fill out our form below or contact Derrick Ford at or 203-230-1201 ext 272.



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