Resources for Volunteers and Coaches

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Athlete and Coach, SOPEI, Cross Country SKiing

At Special Olympics PEI we want to help our coaches become the best they can be. To this end, we offer the following resources to our coaches:

National Coaching Certification Program -Find the full list of upcoming workshops on our Requirements for Coaches page.




Upcoming Courses and Coach Resources:

SOPEI Online Volunteer Orientation
When: Ongoing (Only required once by each registered member)
Due: 3 months after becoming a registered volunteer
Required by: all volunteers in any role since 2014 (all members encouraged to take for PD opportunity)

Event Location:
Special Olympics Canada's Online Volunteer Orientation

Here are the steps you will need to take:

1. Create an account at
2. Follow the instructions in the registration confirmation e-mail that you receive
3. Scroll down and click on Province/Territory
4. Click on Prince Edward Island
5. Click on SOPEI Volunteer Orientation
6. Click on Enroll me
7. Click 1st Module called “Introduction & Overview”
8. There are 4 modules to complete, a new one will appear after completion of the previous module
Making Ethical Decisions

When: TBD
Required by:
EVERYONE (Head Coaches within 1 year and Assistant Coaches within 2 years)
Important: this course is included in the required Sport Technical for Curling, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Softball, 5-pin, 10-pin, Rhythmic Gymnastics, and Swimming

Evaluation: once this course is completed you are required to complete your evaluation online to complete certification; follow the steps below:
1. You will need to click here to -> Log-in to The Locker (if you need your NCCP# and password, I can get that information) and…
Select the “eLearning” option from the main screen or drop-down menu on the right hand side of the screen.
Select the Learn to Train stage in the LTAD list You will have unlimited attempts at obtaining a passing grade of 75%. 

Deadline to Register: TBD
Event Location: TBD
More Details: coming soon

SIRC Online Concussion Resources
When: ongoing
Not Required but suggested resources

More info or to express interest in further training: email

#CoachingToolKit – NCCP Inspired Coaching Tips
When: Ongoing (updated with new resources bi-monthly)
Not Required but suggested resources
Quick tips for coaches at all levels and abilities inspired by NCCP
More Details:

Social Media 101 for Coaches
When: Ongoing

Not Required but suggested resources
More Details:


Learn More!

If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQ for Volunteers and Coaches page, or give us a call at 902-368-8919.