A coach instructs his floor hockey players during a break.

Special Olympics Changes Swim Coach's Life


Special Olympics Southern California would not exist today without the energy and enthusiasm of its coaches, assistant coaches, and sports volunteers.

Coaches not only work directly with the athletes to improve their skills in sports, but they also act as role models who teach the athletes about character, sportsmanship, courage, ability and personal growth.

Coaches often find that the personal rewards received are equal to or even outweigh the benefits they offer the athletes.

Become a Coach

Find out about the personal rewards of becoming a Special Olympics coach. More...

Sports Officials

Volunteer officials are essential to providing quality competitions. Southern California  |  World Games

Coaching Guides

For information on rules and guides, visit Special Olympics' official sports rules page. More...

Coaches Training

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Be a Fan of Inspiration

Swim coach Pearl Zertuche shares her thoughts on how giving back to her community has changed her life.

Be a Fan of Fun

Coaching Special Olympics athletes is like nothing else and the best thing Meera Ghandi has ever done.

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