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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

Contact your local area director to find out what coaching opportunities are available near you. If you have already visited your area's page, you should be able to access it in the navigation. Otherwise, you can find your local area using our area finder.