Tests and Coaching Resources

General Orientation

Protective Behaviors

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.

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.

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