Become A Coach


A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change a life - John Wooden

Remember the mentor, teacher, or coach that made a difference in your life? The coach who gave you the courage and determination to to excel - that shaped your performance and character?

You can be that person in someone's life.

Coaches serve as role models and and character builders. They give Special Olympics athletes awareness of their worth, abilities, and create a space of inclusion.

Significantly, coaches provide the confidence for athletes to grow and improve while helping them acquire skills that influence to obtain employment, succeed in school, and achieve personal goals.

By becoming a coach with Special Olympics Alberta you will be joining a team of over 500 amazing individuals. You will impact the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities and build new friendships. Assuming the role of a coach can be one of the most rewarding lifetime experiences for both you and the athletes you mentor.


Coach resources 

Here is a breakdown of the pathway to becoming a Special Olympics coach. For more requirements and information, check out the PDF below:


Coach Pathway

Upcoming NCCP Courses

Special Olympics


5-pin Bowling

Bowling Competition Sport - Calgary - September 13, 2019

Bowling Community Sport-Initiation - Calgary - September 21, 2019

Bowling Community Sport-Initiation - Lethbridge - September 22, 2019

10-pin Bowling

Alpine Skiing


2019 Athletics Sport Coach Workshop - Edmonton - September 28-29, 2019



Cross Country Skiing


Curling Club Coach Course - Calgary - October 5-6, 2019

Curling Club Coach Course - Calgary - October 26-27, 2019

Figure Skating



Rhythmic Gymnastics




Speed Skating


For more information about courses please email our Manager of Sport & Coach Development, Marek Komar at