Coaches are the lifeblood of the Special Olympics movement. Every day and everywhere, our coaches show up—rain or shine—to ensure their athletes train, learn and play at the highest level.

This year, in celebration of the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)’s Coaches Day, we’re saying #ThanksCoach by launching the Coach Webinar Series 2021!

Special Olympics, together with presenting sponsor Gallagher, have gathered an exciting, international team of experts on all things coaching to participate, including our partner iCoachKids. Beginning 23 September and spanning a total of 6 weeks, Special Olympics will offer a free Zoom webinar each Thursday where coaches will hear from panellists about a weekly topic. During webinars, each panellist will share their unique perspective on topics that examine every angle of the coach experience.

Thursday sessions will be supported by exclusive, limited capacity, interactive workshops the following Tuesday. These collaborative workshops will be a space where coaches can explore how to apply webinar lessons in day-to-day coaching practice, network with other coaches and engage with webinar panellists. Webinars and workshops will run at 8:30 a.m. EST for each date.

Registration for the Coach Webinar Series 2021 is now open.

Check out topics and dates for the Coach Webinar Series 2021 below!

Webinar 1: 23rd September – Knowing Your Athlete
Webinar 2: 30th September – Reflective Practice
Webinar 3: 7th October – Developing the Whole Person
Webinar 4: 14th October – Coaching Philosophy
Webinar 5: 21st October – Managing Your Own Well-Being
Webinar 6: 28th October – Topic to be chosen by participants in weeks 1 & 2

If you’re not able to attend the webinars, don’t worry, check back in a few weeks and Special Olympics will have them posted in resources at

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