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You can find downloads and links to forms to maintain your status as a coach, athlete, Unified partner, or volunteer on this page. Be sure to check the "For Athletes" tab

For Unified Partners

Class A Volunteer Application & Background Form


Class A Registration was created as a way to protect athletes, volunteers, and the integrity of Special Olympics Illinois. This application process is required for all volunteers who have close contact with athletes or who handle the financial assets of Special Olympics Vermont. This includes Coaches, Chaperones, Unified Partners, Staff, Committee, and Board Members. Complete the form online here OR download it here.




Unified Schools Partner Application


Unified Sports are offered in schools and communities. Students in more than 80 Vermont schools are building inclusive communities by competing in Unified Sports. Download the form here to submit an application for your school.




NFHS Coaching Unified Sports


Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) as teammates for training and competition. This course will help you understand and implement Special Olympics Unified Sports in your school. Access it here.




Fall Return to Activity Checklist


Please click here for a Google Drive Folder with all of the forms required for Athletes, Local Program Coordinators, Unified Partners, Coaches and Volunteers to return to activity!





For Coaches

Behavior Incident – Misconduct Report


This report should be completed to report a situation at any SOVT event where a participant creates a behavior problem that violates the code of conduct, is detrimental to participating athletes, or affects the positive image of Special Olympics. Participants include athlete, coach, volunteer, family member, spectator, staff or official at any SOVT event. Download it here.




Class A Volunteer Application & Background Form


Class A Registration was created as a way to protect athletes, volunteers, and the integrity of Special Olympics Vermont. This application process is required for all volunteers who have close contact with athletes or who handle the financial assets of Special Olympics Vermont. This includes Coaches, Chaperones, Unified Partners, Staff, Committee, and Board Members. Download form here.




Online Background Check Form


Barada Associates has partnered with Special Olympics Vermont to provide background screening services.

NOTE: If you do not wish to complete this process and sign the documents electronically, then you will need to go to the Special Olympics office to complete the paperwork.
Complete the form here.




Protective Behaviors Training


This training is for all Class A Volunteers within Special Olympics (example: Coaches, Unified Partners, etc). The Protective Behaviors Training Program is training aimed at preventing sexual abuse against Special Olympics athletes, as well as, ensuring the athletes' protection. Access the online training here.




Training Waiver Form


The Training Waiver Form is used to provide an easy way for coaches to seek approval for and report completed continuing education courses. Coaches can also use the form to request approval for having prior knowledge and experience to fulfill a coaching requirement. Complete the form online here. JOTFORM LINK NEEDED




Concussion Awareness Training


Special Olympics Vermont requires all new coaches to complete a free concussion awareness training program provided by the National Federation of State High School Association. Follow these instructions to complete the training and report your training to the Special Olympics Vermont office for certification record-keeping. You can also review the Concussion Awareness and Safety Recognition Policy.

  • Click on Register in the upper right hand corner
  • Create an account entering your email and creating a password (you will receive an email confirmation)
  • Enter your personal information
  • Select your respective role: COACH ONLY
  • Followed by State, City and name of organization (Special Olympics Vermont)
  • Opt in or out from emails
  • You should now be on the main page – select the COURSES tab at the top

  • Scroll down through the courses and find “Concussion in Sports”
  • Select “view course” that appears when you scroll over the Concussion in Sports picture
  • Select the “order course” button at the top
  • A box should appear: make sure the “myself” bullet is selected and click continue
  • A shopping cart should appear – No worries, the class is FREE. Select Vermont and then checkout
  • You should be on the “Review order” step – check the box, agreeing to the No Refund Policy (box is above the “continue” button) – Again the class is FREE
  • Select “Continue”
  • Your receipt appears – Now select the “Dashboard tab” at the top

  • Select the “My Courses” from the options on the left of the screen
  • Concussion in Sports should be listed as an option – Click “Begin Course”
  • Follow the easy to use step by step instruction video
  • Be sure to answer the questionnaire at the very end to receive your certificate
  • Download or print your certificate and send to info@vtso.org.
  • Keep in mind you can always access your completed trainings by going to the original link at the top of the page, logging in using your email and password, selecting the “Dashboard” tab at the top of the page and then selecting the “My Courses” tab to the left of the page.
If you have any questions, please contact the SOVT office 802.863.5222




Coaching Special Olympics Athletes Training


Special Olympics Vermont requires all new head coaches to complete the Coaching Special Olympics Athletes training program. Assistant coaches must also complete the training program by the end of their first year as a Special Olympics Vermont coach. Follow these instructions to complete the training, report your scores to Special Olympics Vermont for certification record-keeping, and receive reimbursement for the course fee. Instructions to complete the Coaching Special Olympics Athletes course:

  • Follow link to the ASEP Course Offerings

  • Go to this link: http://www.asep.com/asep_content/org/SONA.cfm and scroll down to select online course button under “Coaching Special Olympics Athletes” from the options
  • Choose Vermont from the drop down menu titled “Choose Your Local Program”
  • Click Add To Cart
  • The page will look the same, but under the Coaching Special Olympics Athletes picture will read, “You must be logged in to add this product to your cart. Please click here to log in or create an account now.”
  • Click the link and create your account
  • Click the register button to the right of the screen
  • Enter your user information, creating a password. Click finish
  • Enter your address information – type in “Special Olympics Vermont” as the institution – click finish
  • Enter you sport related information, indicating your involvement – click finish
  • Click continue
  • When it asks if you have taken the ASEP test before. Click No. On the next page, click “Please Create my ASEP ID Now.” This will be your unique ID.
  • Click continue. Click link to continue again.
  • Once again, make sure you have chosen Vermont from the “Choose Your Local Program” drop down menu. Hit choose.
  • Click the Add to Cart button to the right of the screen
  • Follow through with the order process.

  • Send in the Receipt, the Test Result Email, and a State Check Request Form tothe state office, and you will be reimbursed for the course.

  • Address:
    Special Olympics Vermont
    16 Gregory Drive
    Suite 2
    South Burlington, VT 05403
  • They will email a receipt to you. *PRINT OFF THIS RECEIPT*. Without the receipt, coaches cannot be reimbursed for the course.
  • Complete the course.
  • Once the course is completed, you will take the test. Upon completion of this test, they will email you your results. If you have not passed the test, you are able to retake it. If you HAVE passed the course, *PRINT OFF THE EMAIL CONTAINING YOUR FINAL SCORE*.
  • Keep in mind you can always access your completed trainings by going to the original link at the top of the page, logging in using your email and password, selecting the “Courses” tab at the top of the page and then selecting the “Print My Certificate or Transcript” from the drop down menu




NFHS Coaching Unified Sports


Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) as teammates for training and competition. This course will help you understand and implement Special Olympics Unified Sports in your school. Access it here.




NFHS online courses for sport-specific coaches training


These videos are designed to help parents and coaches understand the benefits of participation in Interscholastic Athletics and Activities. They go farther than wins and losses! Access the Learning Center here. *Coaches must obtain pre-approval from your Local Program Coordinator to spend program funds on coaches training




Fall Return to Activity Checklist


Please click here for a Google Drive Folder with all of the forms required for Athletes, Local Program Coordinators, Unified Partners, Coaches and Volunteers to return to activity!





For Athletes

Athlete Registration Form


Athletes are required to complete this paperwork in order to compete. Click here to view the form. You can complete the first portion of the athlete registration form online and then download/print the PDF to bring to your doctor’s office to complete the physical exam portion of the medical form. Completed paperwork can be scanned and emailed to paperwork@vtso.org or mailed to the Special Olympics Vermont Office (16 Gregory Drive, Suite 2, South Burlington, VT 05403).




Young Athletes Registration


Complete the form online here.




Doctor's Visit Booklet


You can download, print, and fill out this booklet to prepare for a trip to the doctor's office. You should bring this with you to your visit and present it to your doctor! Click here to view the booklet and download the PDF.




Green Mountain Self-Advocates Website


Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA) is a Vermont Self-Advocacy organization run by people with developmental disabilities. Groups meet to listen to each other, make new friends, learn about their rights and more. Click here to visit their website! GMSA hosts weekly Zoom meetings featuring a range of topics: including including Cooking with David on Tuesday's at 2pm and discussions on relevant topics on Wednesday's at 3pm. The meetings are a great way to connect with others. Click here for the Zoom link to most meetings.




Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center Website


The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) shares a variety of resources for people of all ages with intellectual disabilities. Click here to visit their website! SARTAC hosts Zoom meetings covering a variety of topics on Monday's and Thursday's at 1pm. Click here for the Zoom link.




SOVT Gold Medal Snacks Cookbook


This cookbook is a collection of recipes for healthy snack ideas submitted by members of the SOVT community including athletes, coaches, and staff members! Our friends at Special Olympics New York did something similar last year, which inspired SOVT athlete, Courtney Cowan, to make our very own SOVT cookbook! Click here to view the cookbook - you can also print it once you've downloaded it!




SOVT Vaccine Testimonials


From Missy Shea, SOVT President & CEO:

"The morning my vaccine was scheduled, I felt excited and nervous. It reminded me of the Penguin Plunge - I was going to do something a little bit hard and scary, but for a very good cause. I drove to Richford, a small town I'd never been before, about an hour away, where there was a pop-up clinic at an American Legion. The instructions said to arrive no more than 15 min. before my scheduled appointment, so I waited in my car in the parking lot and listened to my favorite music.

When the time came, I walked to the front door. A very nice man greeted me by saying hello. It turns out he was a volunteer, retired from a career with Green Mountain Coffee. He drove from Stowe early that morning just to help at the clinic because he really believes in how important getting vaccinated is and he wants to help people. He was so nice! He asked me the standard Covid questions about how I was feeling and whether I had traveled. He took my temperature with a digital thermometer, at my forehead. I think I signed a paper saying that I agreed to get vaccinated. He showed me some chairs in the next room where I could wait until it was my turn. I didn't have to wait very long, a couple of minutes. A few other people were waiting, too. Everyone was so nice! They were excited, and a little bit scared, but so happy to be getting vaccinated so that they could be safe and help keep others safe, and so we can all get back to normal activity. We felt connected, like we were in it together.

When they called my name, I went into a little vaccine station, surrounded by curtain screens so there was a little privacy. There were two women - one a medical professional (I don't know if she was a doctor or a nurse) and one an assistant. They were so nice! One explained what was going to happen. This may sound funny, but I was so happy to be getting vaccinated that I wanted a photo. I was going to take a selfie, but the woman giving me my shot asked the other woman if she would take a picture for me with my phone, and she did. I pushed my sleeve out of the way so that the skin on my upper arm was accessible. She cleaned it with an alcohol swab. Then she put a small round band aid on me, with a circle in the center. She had the shot all ready to go and put it right in the center of the band aid. I' not sure everyone does it this way. If they don't then they put a band aid on afterward. The whole procedure took less than three minutes, from when I sat down to when I was done. The shot itself was a bit painful, a kind of pinching or sting. But I knew it would be, so I just took deep belly breaths, and squeezed one hand with the other to focus on a different sensation in my body. I didn't like the feeling of getting the shot, but I really liked getting vaccinated, so I just did it. And really, it was so quick, it wasn't that hard to endure.

After, I went to a little waiting area to sit for 15 min. to make sure that I was doing ok after my shot. I felt fine, good even though my arm was a little sore. Again, there were a few other people sitting waiting, some the same as before my vaccination. We all had huge smiles! We asked each other how we were doing, and shared a little bit about where we lived, our experience of signing up online for the vaccine, and how happy and grateful we were to finally be vaccinated.

After 15 minutes, I left. We said goodbye to one another and wished each other well. As I drove back home, I felt so grateful, so happy, and freer than I had felt in over a year. Honestly, it was a great experience for me."

From Lauren Mauter, SOVT Director of Development:

"I was so thrilled to be able to schedule my first vaccine! I live in Waterbury, VT and was excited to see that my local Shaw’s supermarket was offering vaccinations at the pharmacy. I felt comfortable and calm knowing I was going to a place I have been a million times to pick up my groceries.

On the morning of my vaccine, I arrived at the Shaw’s pharmacy to find only me and one other woman who was scheduled for the same time. It was a VERY different experience than I had heard or seen from watching the news. I walked over to a table that had registration forms, and then promptly, the pharmacist called me up to check me in. She asked me the typical Covid questions (travelling, how was I feeling, etc.) The pharmacist was so incredibly kind and patient as we talked about the vaccine and any concerns I might have.

Once we were done talking, she asked me to meet her at the pharmacy door where she let me in to a small, private room. This is typically the room where they do consultations and flu vaccinations. I rolled up my sleeve where she gave me my shot in my left shoulder – I picked that arm because I knew that it might be a bit sore, and I sleep on my right side. I was so surprised when she said she was done because I could barely feel it! She then gave me a band aid, my vaccine card and then asked me to sit and wait in the waiting area. I have some allergies in my medical history, so I was asked to wait 30 minutes instead of the typical 15 minutes most others have to wait.

While I was waiting, the other woman who also had her vaccine had to wait in the same area as me. We ended up talking to each other because we were both a little nervous after getting the vaccine. Well, forty-five minutes passed, and we were having a great time getting to know one another, sharing about our lives and exchanging phone numbers – I had made a friend while also getting vaccinated! This certainly reinforced to me the very BIG reason I made the choice to get the vaccine – I miss my friends, my family and the chance to meet new people because of the pandemic. I’m excited to be getting my second dose, and to also get to see my new friend Beth."




VT Dept. of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Website


Create an account and register for a COVID-19 vaccine by clicking here. The first step is to create an account on the VT Dept. of Health Event Portal registration page. Once you've created an account and logged in, there is a "Schedule Vaccine Appointment" button to click at the top of the page. Follow the steps. You can choose what town you will receive your vaccine in! By selecting a smaller town, you will likely get a smaller location with fewer people at the site!




World & USA Games Requirements


You can review the World and USA Games Selection Requirements by clicking here.




Fall Return to Activity Checklist


Please click here for a Google Drive Folder with all of the forms required for Athletes, Local Program Coordinators, Unified Partners, Coaches and Volunteers to return to activity!





For Volunteers

Volunteer Agreement


Complete the form online here.




Volunteer Interest Form


If you're interested in becoming an SOVT volunteer, please complete this form to be added to our mailing list! We appreciate your time and interest.




Fall Return to Activity Checklist


Please click here for a Google Drive Folder with all of the forms required for Athletes, Local Program Coordinators, Unified Partners, Coaches and Volunteers to return to activity!





For Local Program Coordinators