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Coaches' Corner

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Special Olympics Michigan Coaches

Coaches play a unique role in Special Olympics, working hands-on with athletes to provide the sports skills and spirit they need to compete.

To be a Special Olympics coach, you don't have to have prior experience - we provide the necessary training. What you do need is the enthusiasm and desire to make a positive impact on the lives of athletes. The following resources will guide you through the certification process.

Already a coach? Check your current certification status below. This document is updated monthly.

How to become (and stay) a certified SOMI Coach

If you have volunteered with your local program in the past, contact your local area director to find out what coaching opportunities are available near you. To find contact info for the local program near you, visit the Find Your Area page.

If you’re new to volunteering and coaching all together, fill out the online volunteer registration form. Once we receive your info, we will connect you with the local program near you to begin your journey as a Special Olympics Michigan Coach.

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