August - October

Soccer is possibly the world's most popular team sport.  It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport.  Played in just about every country, the sport's success is due to the fact that it can be played by everyone of just about any physical build and ability.

Expand Your Knowledge

We believe it is important for our coaches to receive certification training in order to provide them with the tools needed to help our athletes have a positive sport experience.  By taking the online certification training, coaches will learn best practices when approaching sports training with our athletes. Certification is required for certain coaching situations and recommended for all coaches. Please also make sure to check out the SONC/SONV Rules and the National Governing Body Rules for Soccer (below).

Initial Certification

If you have never taken a certification course online or in person, this is the training for you!  You may also take this full course to re-certify


If your certification is expiring soon, or expired within the last year, take our re-certification quiz to keep your certified status

Soccer Rules

Learn about the official Special Olympics Northern California rules and adaptations.  

National Governing Body

Learn about the official soccer rules