Become a Coach

Special Olympics coaches are the foundation of what we do. Without dedicated coaches who inspire and train Special Olympics’ athletes to achieve their athletic and life goals, our mission is incomplete.

Special Olympics Connecticut volunteer coaches come from all walks of life. They include 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.

If you are interested in joining our coaching team, please complete the Coaches Interest Form.         
*Becoming a Special Olympics Connecticut coach is typically a 8- to 12-week commitment per sport season.

“As a coach, I learned that there’s no such thing as a disability. Every person has the ability to push themselves to be the best, as long as they have enough heart to get to their goal.”  - Jeff Gill, Soccer Coach

Special Olympics Connecticut 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 of coaching knowledge. To learn about how you can enhance an athlete’s sports knowledge, techniques, tactics and fitness, visit our Coaches Corner.

To find out more, contact:
Derrick Ford
Coordinator, Sports & Local Programs
(203) 230-1201, ext. 272
[email protected]