Check out our Athlete Calendar to see if our practice schedule fits your interests and availability. A background check of national databases for child abuse and neglect offenses is required to be a volunteer for Special Olympics. Please print, and complete Volunteer or Unified Player form and then complete the Protective Behaviors Presentation below.
It is through the caring, concern and talents of all our athletes, families and volunteers that Special Olympics has become one of the most respected sports programs in the world. Your participation in the Protective Behaviors Training Program is just one more way to demonstrate your dedication. The main objective of this presentation is the prevention of sexual abuse of Special Olympics athletes. It will also briefly address physical and emotional abuse.
Coaches Education is being done to not only meet standards set by Special Olympics International but to ensure our coaches are educated and trained to give the athletes the best quality of training possible. The certifications are broken down into levels. Recertification must be completed every three years.