Special Olympics athletes have the right to be provided with sports training that:
- Is led by competent coaches who are knowledgeable about the sport and Special Olympics, and have the ability to work effectively with people who have intellectual disabilities.
- Develops their sports skill and physical fitness
- Prepares them adequately for competition.
Athletes should train two times a week for ten weeks leading up to State Games. This is new for SONH, and is recommended by Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics, Inc. Trainings do not solely have to be skill-focused or sport specific, but can include fitness (i.e. cardio, working out at a gym, nutrition training, etc.)
for a comprehensive list of acceptable training activities.