Tests and Coaching Resources
Coaching Special Olympics Athletes
Principles of Coaching
Free National Federation of State High School Associations Courses
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has developed complimentary courses to give you a better understanding of unified sports, sportsmanship, concussions, and heat related illnesses and how these impact your athletes. These courses are an extra resource for local program and are not currently a part of the SOSC certification process. Once a course is complete, the coach will receive a certificate.
This course is another option to attending a training school for Unified Certification.
- Sportsmanship – not required for certification
- Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention – not required for certification
First Aid Courses
First Aid courses are not currently required by SOSC as a part of the certification process. However, this does not negate the need for the course to have a better prepared coach. Please go to the American Red Cross for details on course offerings.
If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Garrick, Senior Director of Sports & Competition.