Junior Coach (under 18 years old)


To encourage youth to become involved in providing sports skill training to athletes with an intellectual disability.



  • Desire to work with people who have intellectual disabilities
  • Knowledge of sports and some experience working with Special Olympics athletes would be an asset.
  • Sport specific technical is recommended

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist athletes in acquiring sports skills
  • Have basic knowledge of first aid
  • Attend available coaching clinics in the sport
  • Set a good example as a role model for athletes
  • Exhibit good sportsmanship
  • Work towards attaining such qualities as patience, conscientiousness, flexibility, discipline, and organization
  • Encourage people with an intellectual disability to participate in Special Olympics programs
  • While Junior Coaches fill an important role in assisting the Coach or Head Coach, as conditional volunteers they are not expected to take on full responsibility for the athletes

Time Requirement

Two to five hours per week



Reports to the Head Coach

Email / Courriel: volunteer_coord@specialolympicsottawa.ca