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 22 sports.
What a Coach Does:
Coaches attend weekly practices in their community with a Local Program and attend competitions as part of that teams delegation.
Coaches DO NOT need sports knowledge- there are plenty of coach positions for novice, including assistant coach, manager, waterboy, team volunteer, playing catch, practing shooting, socializing with the athletes
Time commitment is 8-9 weeks; one hour a week for practice and 6 hours for each of the 2 competitions. Coaches may coach multiple sports and multiple seasons. Special Olympics Kansas offers 22 sports with opportunities year-round.
Steps to Become a Coach:
Contact a Local Program and ask the Coordinator about their need for coaches and when/where they hold practices.