Special Olympics Coaches


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Olathe Public Schools and ParksOlathe, KS 66061


Coaches and Assistant Coaches play a unique and indispensable role in Special Olympics Kansas. Coaches provide the sports skills and spirit that define a true athlete and serve as role models and character builders. Special Olympics is committed to Coaching Excellence -- because it benefits both coaches and athletes at the same time. In a supportive learning environment, coaches work to enhance athletes’ sport techniques, tactics and fitness. One of our top Coaching Excellence goals calls for ongoing coaches’ education; this includes partnering with sports organizations to provide the highest and most up-to-date level of coaching knowledge. Coaching Excellence education helps our coaches better recognize each athlete’s potential. It also comes into play as we increase training and competition opportunities so that each athlete can reach -- or exceed -- their personal best. As you can see, the focus and commitment is on the athletes. In this way, appropriate training helps coaches provide the best opportunities and experiences for athletes -- at every developmental level -- to reach their maximum potential. Our coaches aim high and take pride in their athletes' achievements, which can often be life-changing moments. In the words of Annette Lynch, senior manager of Sports Partnerships, Special Olympics North America: "If better is possible, good is not enough." Sports by Season: Winter: Skiing and Basketball Spring: Track & field, aquatics, tennis, cycling, equestrain Summer: Softball, golf Fall: Bocce, soccer, flag football, volleyball, bowling, equestrainOlathe Special Olympics offers a variety of sports year-round. We are always in need of coaches so let us know your favorite sport to coach and we will tell you the details of when that sport is and more! Practices are typicaly on Tuesdays.


  • Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Special Needs
  • Sports Coaching

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies depending on sport
  • Volunteers will complete a Class A volunteer form (2mins), online protective behaviors training (10-

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