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Special Olympics South Dakota - Rapid City Flame is always looking for volunteers to assist with our program. Whether you have lots of experience or just a little, you are welcome to come and help our delegation. The most important and fun job for our volunteers is to cheer and provide direction and encouragement to each athlete! Check out our practice calendar, send in the Volunteer Application, and come to practice!  For more information on volunteering, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Help an athlete or athletes stay focused on their tasks (running, jumping, throwing a softball). Help the athletes with relays. Help the coaches time or measure skills (50 yard dash, softball throw).
  • Help an athlete learn the basics of swimming with the support of a coach. Help the coach time swims. Come prepared to be in the water.
  • Help athletes find a bowling ball and a lane. Help the athletes on determine when it is their turn to bowl. Help with the bowling monitor setup and usage (training available).
  • Help athletes with throwing, catching, batting and learning the rules of the game.
  • Help athletes with dribbling, passing, shooting baskets and learning the rules of the game. Cheer and provide encouragement!
  • Help athletes learn basic cheerleading skills.

If you have experience coaching elementary and middle school sports and are interested in coaching for Special Olympics Rapid City Flame, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Turn your Volunteer Application into a coach or mail to:

SOSD, 800 E. I-90 Lane, Sioux Falls, 57104


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.

Click here to access the Protective Behaviors


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.

Click here to learn about Coaches Training

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