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Coaches Make it Happen

Are you a weekend athlete or a former high school or college player? Do you love playing sports and teaching others? Special Olympics Alaska is looking for coaches to help with training and competition. 

If you are interested, please contact us and your information will be forwarded to your Special Olympics Alaska local area director. Come join us and get inspired! 


Head Coach

Undergoes classroom and hands on training and certification process designed specifically for the needs of a developmentally disabled athlete. For complete details on the certification process, please contact us. 

Primary contact person for sport. Maintains athletes' records and completes registration process for competition. 

Works with Special Olympic 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.
 


Assistant Coach

Undergoes one-day certification within his/her sport. 

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. 


Sports Volunteer

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. 

Interested In Coaching?

Please
contact us and your information will be forwarded to your Special Olympics Alaska local area director.

 

Special Olympics Alaska, Inc.

Mailing Address:
3200 Mountain View Drive
Anchorage, AK 99501


telephone 1-907-222-7625 or call toll free in state 1-888-499-7625 
fax 1-907-222-6200

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