Become an Athlete

Next Level Coaching

A Special Olympics coach serves an integral role in transforming the lives of individuals with mental disabilities through sports training and healthy competition.

Special Olympics Guelph / Wellington has many opportunities to train and compete, coaches serve as role models and character builders for our athletes.

By becoming a coach, you join an amazing group of individuals, leading to building new friendships and impacting athletes’ lives. Assuming the coach’s role can be one of the most rewarding lifetime experiences for both you and the athletes you mentor.

For more information on how you can get involved as a coach, please visit our VOLUNTEER page and find the contact information for the sport you are interested in coaching for.

Please note that it is required that all coaches have obtained or are working towards NCCP certification.

Special Olympics Guelph believes that every athlete deserves a certified coach. Certified coaches are observed and evaluated performing required acts of a competent coach. As such, they are recognized as meeting or exceeding the high standards embraced by more than 60 national sport organizations in Canada.