Undergoes classroom and hands on training and certification process, within one year of becoming involved as a coach, designed specifically for the needs of an intellectually disabled athlete.
- Primary contact person for sport.
- Maintains athletes’ records and completes registration process for competition.
- Works with Special Olympics staff to select training site and time.
- Organizes practices with other coaches and all athletes.
- Attends competitions with the athletes.
- Liaison for upcoming Coaches Training and Certification schools, encourages assistant coaches to become certified.
- Undergoes one-day certification within his/her sport within one year of becoming involved as a coach.
- Assesses each athlete to determine skill level for competition and training.
- Develops eight-week training program for each athlete including fundamental skills, conditioning, and rules.
- Has complete knowledge and abides by Sports Rules of Special Olympics.
- Is not required to become certified, helps out with practices.
- Assists coach with assessing athlete skills.
- Not necessarily expert in sport but comes to practice 75% of the time.
- Does not travel to competitions unless asked by head coach.
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