Become a Coach
Coaches are certified by Special Olympics Minnesota and train athletes in a variety of sports. Each sport season is approximately eight weeks long and athletes typically train for one-two hours per week during the course of each season. We are adding new athletes to the program everyday, and as we continue to grow, we need additional coaches. Please contact us at if you're interested in helping our team. You can also request more information about being a coach:
Unified Sports combines people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team. Unified Sports is a world wide movement and to see what is taking place in Unified Sports throughout the world, visit www.playunified.org.
Wild West currently offers the following Unified Sports:
To request more information about being a Unified Partner:
Whether you have a little time to commit or a lot, there is a volunteer opportunity waiting for you any time of the year. Volunteer roles are based on your interest and availability, as well as the needs of the teams and programs.
Age restrictions for volunteers are as follows:
Under 12 years old: Events are free, so come out and cheer on our athletes during competitions. We always love fans in the stands!
Ages 12-14: Can volunteer alongside a parent.
Ages 15+: Can volunteer as an individual.
Become an Official
Officiating opportunities are available for competitions in many sports, including basketball, poly hockey (similar to floor hockey), softball, volleyball and gymnastics. If you are a certified official or experienced athlete in any of these sports, please Special Olympics Minnesota to learn how to become an official.