JobID 61223 : Special Olympics Coach (#1999894)

Posted a month ago
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Ballard Community School District, a district with approximately 1700 students located minutes from Ames and the Des Moines metro, has a Special Olympics Coaching opportunity available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Job Goals:
The Special Olympics Coach is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Performance Responsibilities:
1.Know each athletes different abilities and challenges and develop the skills for each sport.
2.Teach and train athletes and create individual plans to measure success and improvement areas.
3.Determine the training sequence needed in order for athletes to learn the skills to play the sport.
4.Use effective communication skills.
5.Identify behavior challenges and effective strategies to improve learning.
6.Demonstrate and reinforce good sportsmanship and respect for the sport, competition, officials, opponents, teammates, coaches, and self.
7.Provide opportunities for athletes to demonstrate self-confidence, self-sufficiency, and independence.
8.Focus on rewarding efforts, positive attitudes, and goals achieved and reinforce athletes to do their best.
9.Willing to acquire the Class A Volunteer Status through Special Olympics.
10.Obtain a current certificate of concussion training and current coaching certification through Special Olympics.
11. Manage the Program:

  • Define your responsibilities as a Special Olympics coach.
  • Prepare and communicate preparations of season planning, practice planning, and developing individual athlete plans.
  • Identify the importance of managing relationships—with parents, other coaches, and other    volunteers involved in the program.
  • Provide a safe environment, including provisions for emergencies and minor injuries.