Sports & Competitions Overview

by | Jul 6, 2016 |

Special Olympics Kansas offer year-round training and athletic competition in 20 Olympic-type sports to children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities. Participation is open to anyone ages 8 and older, and programs are designed to serve all ability levels. For sport rules, rules updates, coaching guides and more, visit Special Olympics Inc. Coaching Guide Page.

SOKS offers Coaches Training Schools throughout the year.  Please visit the SOKS calendar of events for dates and locations or contact Chris Burt at

To view sport specific information (ie, rules, coaches certification tests and events offered), please click on the sport listed below.

Please click on the tabs below to complete the Concussion Training and General Orientation.

General Orientation

To become a Certified Coach, the SOKS General Orientation must be completed. The SOKS General Orientation is a 1 time only training.

Please review the documents below to answer the questions on the General Orientation Quiz.

General Orientation 
Athlete Centered Coaching Guide
Principles of Coaching

Concussion Training

American Specialties (Special Olympics insurance broker) and SOI are requiring states to implement a Concussion Policy as of January 1, 2015. The SOKS Board of Directors at their December meeting passed the attached policy to become effective January 1, 2015.

The Policy incudes a mandatory on-line concussion training available from the Center for Disease Control ( Upon completition of the training, a coach must submit their certification of completion to SOKS.

Certified Coaches & Assistant Coaches registered after January 1, 2015, must complete the training prior to beginning their volunteer time.

CDC Concussion Training – On-Line Course 

NFHS Concussion Training – On-Line Course

Documentation must be on file with SOKS.  Renewed every 3 years rounded to the end of the year.  Please return the Concussion Certificate to SOKS at or the SOKS office.

Contact SOKS if you have question.