What is a Coach?
As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment, and a
positive attitude to each practice, event, and competition, enriching
the lives of the athletes you meet. In return, you develop relationships
with athletes who inspire you with their dedication, perseverance, and
courage. Coaches represent many different roles to many different
people. Coaches are viewed as teachers, mentors, role models, and as
leaders in the community in which they become involved. Coaches who
contribute to the community have an enormous effect on the development
of our youth, and participate in a great learning experience.
National Coaching Certification Program
S.O.O. Brantford recommends that all coaches become certified in the new National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The new NCCP is specifically designed to train coaches to be able to meet the needs of the specific participants/athletes they are working with. Coaches will learn to plan safe and effective practices, design meaningful season plans, teach appropriate sport skills to athletes, and many other important aspects of coaching.
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) was launched in the early 1970’s. Since that time thousands of Special Olympics coaches have benefited from the program both by attending courses/workshops and by sharing experiences with others. The real beneficiaries are the thousands of Special Olympics athletes of varying abilities who have been provided with a positive sport experience by coaches in the NCCP.
The NCCP prepares coaches to:
The key developments that have been made to the NCCP include:
Other Suggested Courses
Sport First Aid
What Is Sport First Aid?
Topics covered in the course include: