We realize the important job coaches and family members have in training and supporting their Special Olympics athletes. That's why our committee seeks to provide you with as much support and hospitality as possible.

Through our Coaches site, you can:

  • Download our comprehensive HOD Handbook and Coaching Guides
  • Acquire information for Families, including discounted hotel opportunities
  • Get information on Delegation Registration
  • Review our Safety Procedures
  • Review up-to-date Competition Schedules.

Head Coaches’ Meetings

The following meetings are scheduled for head coaches to discuss sports-specific information and address competition concerns. Please note that breifings for head coaches may be held before and/or after competition at the competition venues.

It is the head coach’s responsibility and obligation to attend all Head Coaches’ meetings.

Athletes and Coaches from the 27th Fall Festival
Athletes and Coaches from the 27th Fall Festival

Games Rules Committee

In case of an appeal to a denied protest, the following individuals will act as the deciding body to rule on the final decision:

Fall Festival Director of Competition -- Matt Zabloudil

SOPA Senior Sports Director -- Gina Reid

SOPA Staff --  Announced at HOD meeting

HOD --  TJ Dunn, Allegheny 

Alternate HOD --  Kristen Lenig  Northumberland/Snyder