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:
Contact a Local Program and ask the Coordinator about their need for coaches and when/where they hold practices.