Training & Professional Development

This section explores the traning and professional development resources for Special Olympics volunteers.

  • Coach Certification Requirements for National Games
    Volunteers
    Coach Certification Requirements for National Games   The following are the minimum recommended National Coaching Certification Program certification qualifications for various levels of involvement.  All Volunteers  Must be 18 years of age or older  Special Olympics Community Sports Coach Course OR Special Olympics Technical Level 1 + Special Olympics Practical Level 1           National Games Coaching Requirements           Nov-2015  Special Olympics  Head Coaches: Special Olympics Competition-Introduction (Comp-Intro) or Tech 1 Other Coaching Staff: Special Olympics Community Sport Ongoing Participation (Csp-Ong) or Tech 1 All coaches must be evaluated on Making Ethical Decisions   All coaches must  possess an up-to-date Police Record Check (effective Jan.
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  • Coach Training and Certification
    Volunteers
    Coach Training and Certification     In order to provide Special Olympics athletes with a quality experience in sport, coaches are expected to attain a minimum level of qualification, and are supported in their pursuit of coach training.    All coaches are required to have completed the Special Olympics Canada National Coaching Certification Program (SOC/NCCP) Community or Competition Coach Technical course as well as the Coaches Association of Canada’s Making Headway, within the first year of their assignment or placement.   
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  • Coach Orientation and Training
    Volunteers
    Coach Orientation and Training   In order to provide Special Olympics athletes with a quality experience in sport, coaches are expected to attain a minimum level of qualification, and are supported in their pursuit of coach training.   Training   All coaches are required to have completed the Special Olympics Canada National Coaching Certification Program (SOC/NCCP) Community or Competition Coach Technical course within the first year of their assignment or placement.  
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