Home | Photo Album | Contact Us

Join Our E-News!  
 

Coach

Coaches and Team Assistants play a unique and indispensable role in Special Olympics Kansas. They provide the sports skills and spirit that define a true athlete and serve as role models and character builders. Special Olympics Kansas offers 22 sports.

What a Team Assistant Does:

  • Attends weekly practices in their community with a Local Program and attends competitions as part of that team's delegation.
  • They DO NOT need sports knowledge- there many other positions on a team, including chaperone, manager, waterboy, health coach, playing catch, practing shooting, socializing with the athletes
  • Time commitment is 8-9 weeks per season; one hour a week for practice and 6 hours for each of the 2 competitions. May volunteer for multiple sports and multiple seasons.

Steps to Become a Team Assistant:

What a Coach Does:

  • Attends weekly practices in their community with a Local Program and attends competitions as part of that team's delegation.
  • They DO have sports knowledge. They plan practices, track athlete progress and modify instruction to meet individual needs. They are also required to be "on the bench" during competitions.
  • Time commitment is 8-9 weeks per season; one hour a week for practice and 6 hours for each of the 2 competitions. Coaches may coach multiple sports and multiple seasons.

Steps to Become a Certified Coach:

  • Complete the above requirements for a Team Volunteer. PLUS,
  • Attend a Special Olympics General Orientation and a sport specific training clinic conducted by a qualified Special Olympics clinician OR Complete the Courses Online.
  • Maintain certification by renewing your sports certification every 4 years.
  • Each delegation needs at least one certified coach. 

For more information on Sports Specific Certification, click here

For more information about your Region/Local Program, click here

Back to Home

volunteer

be a fan



Links
Related Information
Documents

Partners





 
 
Copyright © 2006-2014 Special Olympics Kansas. All Rights Reserved.