Quick reference guide for SOMC head coaches and site coordinators
This is where you can find the answers to questions on training, certification, fundraising, rosters, competition and more.
Coach and Site Coordinator 71018.pdf
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Concussion Awareness, Protective Behaviors and General Orientation Requirements.

Special Olympics has instituted a requirement that all Class A Volunteers 16 and over must take  Concussion Training, Protective Behaviors Training and General Orientation (a one time requirement.)

Protective Behaviors and Concussion training must be completed every three (3) years. 

Current volunteers can renew their online trainings for protective behaviors and concussion training by visiting the new Special Olympics Pennsylvania online portal. In the same portal you can see the status of your background clearances, the expiration date included and the status of any sports coach certifications you have attained. You can also change your contact information and password.

Proceed to SOPA’s portal here: http://specialolympicspa.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/volunteer  Your User ID is your email address you have previously used with Special Olympics. If you have forgotten your User ID, please contact vsyshelp@specialolympicspa.org.

Click on the “Forgot password” and follow the instructions to create a new password.

 

Be A Coach

Coaches are an indispensable part of Special Olympics.  They provide not only the skills training, but also serve as role models and character builders.  Coaches give Special Olympic athletes a unique awareness of their worth, ability, courage, and capacity to grow and improve.
A coach's attitude directly affects the athletes.  Special Olympics believes that the athletic experience and camaraderie shared by teammates and coaches is what benefits athletes most.
If you accept the role of a Special Olympics Coach, you hold the key to a promising future for the athletes, as well as a rewarding future for yourself.

Coaches Philosophy

ATHLETES FIRST, WINNING SECOND

A Coach is an individual who assumes responsibility for athletes, actively trains athletes and coaches them in competitions.

Procedure
To begin this highly rewarding experience, please visit: http://www.specialolympicspa.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/coach

National Anthem for opening ceremonies use
30 National Anthem Of USA..mp3
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