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Olathe Trailblazers Special Olympics

Coaches and Assistant Coaches play a unique and indispensable role in Special Olympics Kansas. Coaches provide the sports skills and spirit that define a true athlete and serve as role models and character builders. Special Olympics is committed to Coaching Excellence -- because it benefits both coaches and athletes at the same time. In a supportive learning environment, coaches work to enhance athletes’ sport techniques, tactics and fitness. One of our top Coaching Excellence goals calls for ongoing coaches’ education; this includes partnering with sports organizations to provide the highest and most up-to-date level of coaching knowledge. Coaching Excellence education helps our coaches better recognize each athlete’s potential. It also comes into play as we increase training and competition opportunities so that each athlete can reach -- or exceed -- their personal best. As you can see, the focus and commitment is on the athletes. In this way, appropriate training helps coaches provide the best opportunities and experiences for athletes -- at every developmental level -- to reach their maximum potential. Our coaches aim high and take pride in their athletes' achievements, which can often be life-changing moments. In the words of Annette Lynch, senior manager of Sports Partnerships, Special Olympics North America: "If better is possible, good is not enough." Sports by Season: Winter: Skiing and Basketball Spring: Track & field, aquatics, tennis, cycling, equestrain Summer: Softball, golf Fall: Bocce, soccer, flag football, volleyball, bowling, equestrainOlathe Special Olympics offers a variety of sports year-round. We are always in need of coaches so let us know your favorite sport to coach and we will tell you the details of when that sport is and more! Practices are typicaly on Tuesdays.

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About Olathe Recreation


100 E. Santa Fe St, PO Box 678, Olathe, KS 66051, US

Mission Statement

The Parks and Recreation Department cares for the spaces, places,

and active lifestyles that define Olathe’s community identity, health,

and quality of life.


To achieve our mission, we:

  • Promote community involvement and actively seek input in the planning, operation and participation of the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Plan for an orderly growth through acquisition and development of parks, open spaces, recreation facilities and historic sites.
  • Provide quality, compassionate, perpetual care at the historic Olathe Memorial Cemetery.
  • Effectively coordinate the parks and recreation department with other city departments, organizations, schools, and other community partners to improve the overall service to our citizens.
  • Serve as community leaders for environmental stewardship of Olathe’s natural resources.
  • Offer comprehensive, quality recreational and educational programming aimed at satisfying the needs of varying age levels, physical abilities and special interests.
  • Maintain and improve the appearance and safety of our parks and facilities at the highest level of available resources.
  • Preserve and promote the history and heritage of Olathe.
  • Provide efficient and effective leadership, fiscal responsibility and coordination for the delivery of quality services to the community.
  • Ensure diversity and inclusion in our community is embraced by all.
  • Work to ensure that women, disadvantaged, veterans and minority owned businesses are aware of available projects and bids.
  • Provide affordable transportation services to low income families, and disabled (including elderly) citizens, so they may maintain their independence and quality of life.
  • Offer affordable housing opportunities to our low income families, elderly and disabled citizens.
  • Maintain and improve the appearance and quality of Olathe’s public housing units.
  • Improve the viability of our aging neighborhoods by offering home improvement programs to our low income homeowners.
  • Engage and encourage citizens to become a part of the community through focus groups, homeownership, diversity, neighborhood, housing, transportation and special population programs.
  • Work with the community on fair and equitable housing practices


We'll work with your schedule.


Olathe Public Schools and ParksOlathe, KS 66061



  • Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Special Needs
  • Sports Coaching


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies depending on sport
  • Volunteers will complete a Class A volunteer form (2mins), online protective behaviors training (10-

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