Return to Sport: Coach and Volunteer Resources

Tools for program and participant safety

We will be continually updating this website page as the situation evolves and more resources become available.
Last update: November 20, 2020 (updated documents with mask requirement in all indoor programs except swimming; added webinars)

Upcoming Webinars

Return to Sport Coach Training - Required

These webinars provide a broad overview of the SOBC Return to Sport Plan, review the required forms and documents, and go over the sport-specific protocols. There will also be opportunities for coaches to share ideas on what their practices will look like.

It is expected that attendees read and familiarize themselves with the SOBC Return to Sport Plan prior to joining the webinar.

Special Olympics BC's Return to Sport planning process

Upcoming webinars - please click below for details and registration links:

The registration deadline for each is 9 a.m. on the day of the webinar.

This training is required for all coaches before running a program. If any of your coaches or volunteers are interested in running one of these sports, please encourage them to participate in this webinar, even if they don’t have start dates yet.

Additional webinars will be hosted as needs arise.

Providing feedback on competition - optional

As we further develop what competition could look like within Return to Sport and COVID-19, we need coach and volunteer input. We are hosting two webinars to share information on initiatives we are developing, and seek discussion about these and other ideas within the 2020-21 season. We know competition won’t look the same this season, but we also know it is an important component of Special Olympics. We appreciate the feedback of coaches and volunteers to help plan the way forward!

Forms to Complete

Please save all forms onto your computer before completing them. If you type your information into the form in your web browser, your changes will not be there when you download the form. 

(Please note: If you have already completed the Registration Form and Participant Waiver as part of your Local's regular registration process, you're all set! You do not need to complete those forms a second time.)

Basic Program Safety Standards and Resources

Sport-Specific Protocols and Resources

Athletics Alpine Skiing Club Fit
Basketball Bowling
(5- and 10-pin)
Fit Families & Friends
Bocce Cross Country Skiing Active Start
(new resource October 28)
Golf Curling FUNdamentals
(new resource October 28)
Powerlifting Figure Skating  
Rhythmic
Gymnastics
Floor Hockey  
Swimming 
(updated November 2)
Snowshoeing  
  Speed Skating  

More Resources

SOBC Return to Sport FAQs can be found on the homepage.

Please click here to find the full SOBC Return to Sport Plan and all current updates.

Please click here to find the athlete-specific Return to Sport resource page.

Please click here for Return to Sport news stories.

VIDEOS

POSTERS

Physical distancing Hand washing How to wear a face mask Face mask do's and don'ts

DISINFECTANTS

Psychological well-being of participants

NON-MEDICAL MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS

SOBC Memos to Locals

PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

To visit the full SOBC Return to Sport resource page, please click here.

Contact

covid@specialolympics.bc.ca