Special Olympics Montgomery County,                                        Pennsylvania

 An all-volunteer organization where athletes are first!

 

Did you know that all Class A volunteers’ background clearances will expire on July 1, 2016? The new Pennsylvania law goes into effect on July 1, 2016.  Therefore, all SOPA Class A volunteers must complete all new background clearances by July 1, 2016 OR before the volunteer begins their Class A role.  For example all Management Team Members and Fall Sports Coaches need to begin the process now, while Winter Sports Coaches may wait until the fall to start the new clearances. Contact the SOMC office to start your new clearances.

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The 2016 - 2017 Ice Skating Season! Practice and event dates:

September 25
October 2, 9, 23, 30
November 13, 27
December 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 12 (local competition) , 19,26
March 11&12 PA Winter Games –York PA

The on-ice sessions run from 3:15pm – 4:15pm with athletes expected to arrive no later than 2:45pm for off-ice warm ups. Practices are at the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society
220 Holland Ave.
Ardmore PA 19003
pschs@pschs.org

Contact Coach Keith at 302-521-1006 or kgphotos@comcast.net for more information.

Attention all volunteers.  Everyone has to be up to date with required training. Send a note to specialolympicsmontco@verizon.net to check if you are current. Here are the links to the three required courses:

Protective Behaviors: http://www.specialolympics.org/protective_behaviors.aspx. This has to be completed every three years.

General Orientation: http://www.specialolympicspa.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/general-orientation   You have to take this only one time.

 

Regardless of attending a State Games or not, all coaches/volunteers are required to complete concussion training this year. If not completed, they are ineligible to coachat any tournaments in 2016.

Concussion Training:

·           National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports training course which is available at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037 . If you take this course it saves your confirmation in your account so it can be retrieved easier.

 

After you complete the Concussion Training Course, email the completion certificate with your first name last name and county in the file name, to to sportstraining@specialolympicspa.org or jtresp@specialolympicspa.org.

 

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