Coaches and Assistant Coaches play a unique and indispensable role in Special Olympics Kansas. Coaches provide the sports skills and spirit that define a true athlete and serve as role models and character builders. Special Olympics Kansas offers a variety of sports. Special Olympics Kansas offers 22 sports. Click on this link and hear from a coach!
Steps to Become a Certified Coach:
- Complete a Class A Volunteer form and Protective Behavior requirements
- Attend a Special Olympics General Orientation and a sport specific training clinic conducted by a qualified Special Olympics clinician
- Complete 10 hours of parcticum with an individual or team
- Submit the practicum form to the headquarters office for approval
- Maintain certification by renewing your certification every 4 years
For more information on Sports Specific Certification, click here
For more information about your Region/Local Program, click here
Class A & Protective Behavior
The safety of our athletes is a priority to SOKS. Therefore, volunteers are screened based upon their level of involvement with the athlete
Class A Volunteers - volunteers who have regular, close physical contact with athletes, who are in a position of authority or supervision with athletes, who are in a position of trust with athletes and who handle substantial amounts of cash or other assets of SOKS.
Examples of Class A Volunteers: coaches, chaperones, Unified Partners, Athlete Leadership Program mentors, family members who drive non-related athletes and GMT members.
For more information regarding Class A Volunteer, please contact Terri Price; email@example.com
All Class A volunteer must complete a Class A volunteer registration form and a background check will be conducted by the SOKS headquarters office.
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