Training Courses

Orientation, Protective Behaviors & Concussion Training

CLASS “A” VOLUNTEER COURSE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION TRAINING

  • This training is an introduction to and overview of the Special Olympics organization including past, present and future.
  • Quiz completion verifies you have received credit for the training.

PROTECTIVE BEHAVIORS

  • The safety of our athletes is of the utmost importance to Special Olympics Kentucky. The objective of this training is prevention of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of Special Olympics athletes. The Protective Behaviors Training is necessary only for those interested in Class A Volunteer classification and is valid for three years.  Results from this training will be routed to the SOKY state office for certification records.

CDC’S “HEADS UP” CONCUSSION TRAINING FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS KENTUCKY  

FACE TO FACE COACHING COURSES

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ONLINE COACHING LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION COURSES

COACHING SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES

  • This course is provided to Special Olympics by the American Sport Education Program online.   Coaches will develop a better understanding of how people with intellectual disabilities learn and how they participate in sports. The course offers an overview of the coaching principles and successful techniques involved in working with Special Olympics athletes, as well as practical ideas that can be used during coaching.
  • This course is offered at the cost of $14.95 ( **cheaper than having to drive to a location held clinic)

COACHING SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED SPORTS®

  • Provided by the National Federation of High Schools looks to help coaches understand and implement the most successful coaching strategies for this very special mix of teammates. The course features an introduction by former NFL quarterback, and Special Olympics supporter, Kurt Warner.
  • This course is FREE and required of any coach coaching UNIFIED Sports both individual and team.

ONLINE TRAINING LEVEL 2 OPPORTUNITIES

PRINCIPLES OF COACHING

  • Offered through West Virginia University-Continuing Education is a non-sport specific course that seeks to expand more on sports sciences.  It addresses the basic principles of coaching and by completing the course, you will learn to:
    • Develop an understanding of Special Olympics and identify a coaching philosophy.
    • Apply the sport management team approach in recruiting athletes, volunteers, and family members and in developing training plans for conducting sport-specific training programs for Special Olympics athletes.
    • Identify practical methods for enhancing Special Olympics athlete performance by developing sport confidence through effective coaching techniques.
    • Apply the principles of strength, endurance, coordination, agility and flexibility training and nutrition to enhance sport-specific performance as they apply to the Special Olympics athlete.
    • Provide the safest environment for Special Olympics athletes during training and competition.
  • This course has been offered to Special Olympics at an extremely generous rate of $35.

FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Justin Harville
Volunteer Services Director
jharville@soky.org
502-695-8222

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