Level 2 online trainings focus on a sport’s rules, events and resources for practices and skill development. They also provide training in the Coaching Special Olympics Athletes course that prepares Special Olympics coaches to use their sport-specific knowledge in coaching athletes with intellectual disabilities. For veteran coaches, the course serves as a reminder of the essentials.

Level 2 online trainings count towards first-time certification or recertification in that sport. Certification is valid for three years.

Alpine skiing & snowboarding – updated 2023
Basketball – updated 2023
Bocce – updated 2023
Bowling – updated 2023
Equestrian – updated 2023

Flag football – updated 2023
Golf – updated 2023
Poly hockey – updated 2023
Powerlifting – updated 2023
Snowshoeing – updated 2023

Softball – updated 2023
Swimming – updated 2023
Tennis – updated 2023
Track & field – updated 2023

If you want to become Level 2 certified or recertified in gymnastics, there is a separate video training that must be completed. Contact [email protected] or your Head of Delegation for more information.

Coach items
Each coach who becomes Level 2 certified or recertified in a sport is able to order one coach item per calendar year.  Please note: If you haven’t completed a Level 2 training or recertification course this year, or if you’ve already received an item for the year, you will not be shipped an item. Level 1 certifications don’t qualify you to receive a coach item.