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Special Olympics PA needs coaches in Greater Lehigh Area!

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ORGANIZATION: Special Olympics PA

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Was there a mentor, teacher or coach who made a difference in your life? The one who gave you the courage and determination to strive to be your best? The one who helped shape both your performance and your character? You can be that important person for our athletes! Be a part of Special Olympics commitment to empower people with intellectual disabilities and create a more inclusive world.

Coach Positions
- Team Bethlehem:

  • Swimming
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Basketball

Coach Positions - Team Carbon:

  • Bocce

Coach Positions - Team Lehigh:

  • Basketball
  • Golf

Responsibilities:

  • Organize sport practices
  • Teach the skills and instill the spirit that defines a true athlete
  • Serve as a role model and character builder
  • Help athletes identify and develop their own strengths and abilities while showing them how to build upon those strengths and improve every day.

By becoming a Head Coach, you will enrich the lives of the Athletes in many lifechanging ways. You will help the Athletes develop skills and confidence that will aid them in their career path and will have a long-lasting effect. Head Coaches become more than a teacher, mentor, and role model; head Coaches are seen as a leader to the Athletes and community.

Requirements: No specific sport skill is required to become eligible to coach, but many coaches do have experience in the sport of their choice. We will provide coach training and opportunities to become a certified coach.

Commitment: Participation is seasonal for each sport. Depending on the sport, the commitment typically ranges from 8-10 weeks for 2 hours per week, plus opportunities to attend competitions.

For more information, please visit: https://specialolympicspa.org/get-involved/become-a-coach

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About Special Olympics PA

Location:

2570 Blvd. of the Generals, 124 Washington Square, Norristown, PA 19403, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition 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 friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Description

Athletes -- Over 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities participate in over 300 local, sectional and state events. Athletes range in age from 8 to 80 and are of all ability levels.

Volunteers -- Nearly 46,000 volunteers provided the manpower for Special Olympics Pennsylvania last year. Volunteers of all ages serve as coaches, escorts, organizers, fund-raisers, entertainers, or sports officials. Volunteers are always needed! We are currently looking for office volunteers in the Norristown/Audubon area.

CAUSE AREAS

People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

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WHERE

Multiple locations Bethlehem, PA 18015

(40.59677,-75.3762)
 

SKILLS

  • Coaching

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Participation is seasonal for each sport. Depending on the sport, the commitment typically ranges from 8-10 weeks for 2 hours per week, plus opportunities to attend competitions.

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