Coaches Training

SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS FITNESS TRAINING FOR SPORTS COACHES.

Physical fitness is a key part of the Special Olympics mission. Fitness is the state of optimal health and performance through adequate physical activity, nutrition, and hydration. In order for our athletes to be fit, they must practice healthy habits year-round and lifelong. Fitness programming empowers athletes and their supporters to take charge of their own health and fitness by providing necessary education, social support, opportunities and tracking of progress.

 

Special Olympics Kansas invites our sports coaches to take part in an online fitness training course that will provide you with the tools and resources to help improve your athletes lives through incorporating fitness components in your training. This course will be delivered by Jamie Schnee, Special Olympics North America certified fitness train-the-trainer.

BENEFITS OF FITNESS FOR ATHLETES, QUALIFICATIONS, & TAKEAWAYS

OVERALL ATHLETE BENEFITS
Better performance in their sport of choice
Increased energy level, improved focus, and better recovery after practices & games
Reduced risk for sport-related injuries
Decreased risk for illnesses and chronic diseases
Improved quality of life
Enhanced sport performance through improved
Endurance/stamina
Speed and agility
Strength and power
Flexibility
Healthy weight
Key Training Takeaways
Fitness should be a seamless part of what you already do
Learn how fitness can be adapted to fit all levels of athletes and abilities
Small, simple efforts can have a big impact
Present and reinforce fitness messages
Be a role model
Trainee Qualifications
Active Special Olympics Kansas Certified Coach
Interested in health and committed to putting the training into action in your SO Program
Available to attend the online trainings
Willing to participate in pre-training conference calls
Has been approved by SOKS Local Program for participation

Steps to get started.

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Step 1.

Register to become a training coach for 2022.

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Step 2.

Complete the pre-test once you’ve registered to get ahead!

STILL NEED HELP?

Please contact Erin McDaniel at mcdaniele@soks.org, or contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.