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50 per cent

of Special Olympics athletes work. They are 5 times more likely to work than adults with an intellectual disability not enrolled in Special Olympics.

19,645 volunteers

and coaches deliver Special Olympics programs in hundreds of communities across Canada

Team Canada

Further Information

Help yourself

There are plenty of tools and other helpful resources available for our coaches, and we continue to develop and expand these items in an effort to ensure that both you and our athletes benefit.

Find an NCCP Workshop

While we view ourselves as experts in the field of coaching athletes with an intellectual disability, we appreciate the expertise of national sport organizations (NSOs) relative to sport technical training. And so, all volunteers who coach with Special Olympics here in Canada receive their sport-specific technical training from the NSO.

For information on sport-specific workshops please click here or visit one of the sites below:
Alpine Skiing
Athletics (Track and Field)
5-Pin Bowling
10-Pin Bowling
Basketball
Cross Country Skiing
Curling
Golf
Figure Skating
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Speed Skating
Swimming

Other Useful Links

Community Coach Model (PDF)

Competition Coach Model (PDF)

National Games Coaching Requirements (XLS)