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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.

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.





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. Complete the form online here OR download it 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





For Athletes

Athlete Registration Form


Complete the form online here.




Young Athletes Registration


Complete the form online here.





For Volunteers

Volunteer Agreement


Complete the form online here.





For Local Program Coordinators

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