Coaching Resources

Coaches have a responsibility to continually improve their knowledge, maintain best practice and keep up with developments and innovations in their sport to fully meet the needs of their athletes.

An important part of the Coach Development Framework is the Participant Development Pathway. The newly formalised pathway shows the non-linear progression available for coaches within the Special Olympics community through the Explore Phase, the Participate Phase, and the Develop Phase.

Read and download the resources for each stage to maintain your skills, accreditation, and deliver key coaching benefits to all athletes with intellectual disabilities.

If you’d like to start your coaching journey with us, click here to complete our online enquiry form.

Coach Development Framework
 

The coaching system
 

Participant Development Pathway
 

Progression pathway available for coaches
 

The Coach Approach

 

The philosophical approach to coaching
 

The Explore Coach
 

Extension and re­finement of fundamental movement skills
 

The Participate Coach
 

Increased commitment to training, movement & skills
 

The Develop Coach
 

Commitment to sport specific training and competitions
 

Online Learning

 

Tailored online courses and resources

 

Code of conduct

 

Standards of behaviour that reflect our values
 

Australian Physical Literacy Framework
 

Alignment to the common language and developmental framework
 

Play By the Rules course
 

Child Protection Online Course
 

Support Resources

These further resources will help support you as you coach Special Olympics athletes.

Our Coaching Partners

Gallagher

Sponsor of Sport and Coach Programming
 

Mazda Foundation

Sponsor of SOA Learn
 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS AUSTRALIA PARTNERS