All coaches and Unified partners who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified.
Level 1 certified coaches can coach any sport within SOMN, just as Unified partners can participate in any sport within SOMN that offers Unified.
Level 1 certification and passed background checks are valid for 3 years.
Before beginning your training, please note the different processes between the two trainings available below.
Step 1: Complete the online Level 1 Training (for ages 18+).
This training is designed for coaches or Unified partners who are 18 or older who need to complete or renew their Level 1 certification.
Step 2: Complete background check.
After completion of the Level 1, you will receive an email from HireRight ([email protected]) to complete your background check. You may not receive an email if your background check is current and not expired yet.
Current coaches who have questions regarding their background check can contact their head of delegation or email [email protected].
Step 1: Complete the online Level 1 Training (for ages 8-17).
This training is designed for Unified partners who are under the age of 18 who need to complete or renew their Level 1 certification.
Individuals that complete this training are ONLY eligible to be registered as Unified partners at competitions. Individuals that are 16-17 years old that want to be registered as a coach must complete the traditional (18+) training.
There is no background check required by SOMN until the age of 18.