Coach's Corner

If you feel the way we hope you do about teaching science - passionate, committed, excited - you've come to the right place.


There's nothing quite like seeing students take the knowledge you've given them and apply it to STEM subjects of their choice. You'll be glad to know that all Science Olympiad events are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards; perfect for a classroom strategy or hands-on activity. If you haven't checked Science Olympiad out at NSTA or a state science workshop, see Start A Team to discover more. 

If you're an experienced Science Olympiad coach, thank you! We hope that each year, the energy from your students re-charges your batteries and enriches your classroom experience. 

This page is to provide additional support and resources to Kentucky coaches in order to provide a successful season for Science Olympiad. There are many ways you can help your team succeed: 

  • Have a working knowledge of the Science Olympiad Rules
  • Host regular practices
  • Seek out invitational tournaments in your area to help your students practice
  • Be a positive participant in your students' Science Olympiad experience
  • Set goals for your students
  • Have fun! 

To help inform your team composition, the tentative State Tournament schedule will be posted in late September. All registered coaches will be notified by email.

NEW THIS SEASON: Science Olympiad Coaching Program is a step-by-step guide to coaching Division B and C teams that includes a comprehensive coach's manual, 26 weeks of lesson plans (total of 52 hours of lessons), and a resource appendix with handouts and worksheets. It is available in the Science Olympiad store for $200. This is a great resource for new coaches or those who have been coaching for a while and want a fresh start!

For updated information and videos for your team to watch, check out the National Science Olympiad Youtube Channel.

Coaching 101 - A Presentation from the Science Olympiad Summer Institute

Sample Timeline for Coaches

Guidelines for Students with Disabilities in Science Olympiad