Thanks for your interest in becoming a GSO coach! Below is some information about becoming a volunteer and/or a coach with Gahanna Special Olympics.
Please note: All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.
All coaches must complete the following four requirements:
1. Background Check: The link to the background check is here. This form will send your personal information to Special Olympics Ohio where a background check will be ordered. You will receive an email from First Advantage. The steps in that email MUST be completed within a week before the link expires.
2. General Orientation: The link to the General Orientation is here. This certification explains the basics of Special Olympics Ohio and coaching. At the end of the PowerPoint is a link to the General Orientation Quiz where a score of 15/15 is required to be considered complete.
3. Protective Behaviors & 4. Concussion Training: The link to Protective Behaviors and Concussion Training is here. Please see log in information below.
Learning Portal Set Up:
-Fill in the registration accordingly:
-Learning Area: Protective Behaviors
-First, Last, Email, Gender, DOB, Street Address
-Region: SO-North America
-Verify and check boxes
-A verification email will be sent to the email address you provided. Click on the green button that says “Single Use Special Olympics Account Activation Button”
-This link will send you to a page to set your password.
-After setting your password, return to the log in page here.
-Log In with the email address you provided and the password you just set.
-On the “My Learning” tab, you will find the 2 certifications you must complete that includes “Protective Behaviors” and “Heads Up Coaches Concussions in Youth Sports.”
-Please complete the entire single module under Protective Behaviors and all 3 modules under the Heads Up Coaches Concussions in Youth Sports.
-Upon completion of the courses, the results will be automatically generated to a list your Local Coordinator will have for record.
*Tip: At the end of each certification, you will have the option to download the certificate of completion. If you save this and there is a discrepancy, the certificate is proof that you completed the certification