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Coaches

Was there a mentor, teacher or coach who made a difference in your life? The one who gave you the courage and determination to strive to be your best? The one who helped shape both your performance and your character? You can be that important person in someone else's life.

Coaches teach the skills and spirit that define a true athlete. Coaches are role models and character-builders. Special Olympics coaches go even further -- they help athletes find their own strengths and abilities. They also show them how to build upon those strengths and improve every day.

As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition. You will enrich the lives of our athletes in many life-changing ways. The skills and confidence an athlete learns through sports have a long and lasting effect.

Volunteer Delegates

Volunteer delegates work closely with athletes and may serve as assistant coaches, adapted physical education teachers, para professionals, or caretakers. For safety reasons, these delegates must adhere to the same requirements as coaches including a background check, Protective Behaviors Training, Concussion Training, and General Sessions Training.

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To register as a coach or volunteer delegate, please complete the General Volunteer Interest Form on our website, and complete a Background Investigation on Verified Volunteers' secure website.  There is no charge for this service, and paper forms are available upon request. Once you complete these requirements, please visit the requirements section on the right to complete the remaining trainings.

Directions to Submit a Background Investigation using Verified Volunteers

First, you will need to create an account by clicking Create an Account under the Volunteers section of their website. You will choose a username, password, and security questions (optional) for the account.

Once you create a username and password, enter the Good Deed code th492yn (on the left hand side) to link your account to Special Olympics Louisiana. Please ignore the right hand side.

Then, fill out the required information and click Next Step. Be sure to choose the "Advanced Criminal Locator Search", from the drop down menu if you are prompted to do so. For step 4, please use your legal name and most current address.

Please be sure to click Next Step after each section and click Submit after step 5 to finish submitting the background investigation. You'll receive an email from Verified Volunteers when the investigation completes. It may take up to 4 days. During this time, there is no further action required. You are free to work on the other coaching/ volunteer delegate requirements found here.

A Big Thanks To Our Partners!

How to Become a Partner
  • 1000 East Morris Avenue
  • Hammond, LA 70403
  • Phone: (985) 345-6644
  • Toll Free: (800) 345-6644 (in Louisiana)
  • Fax: (985) 345-6649
  • Email: laso@laso.org