2013 Conference

Vermont
1
Volunteer &
Family
Support
Vermont
2
Roles & Responsibilities
Volunteer Leadership
The School or Local
Program is managed by the
Program Coordinator(s) with
he...
Program Leadership
Coordinators & Coaches have a full time job!

Vermont
4 Special Olympics Vermont
Program Coordinators wear multiple hats!

5
Position: Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator leads and
manages overall development of the
local program, ensuring...
Program Coordinator responsibilities
General Management
• To lead the process of defining annual developmental objectives
...
PC Responsibilities, continued
General Management
 To prepare annual development reports and statement of local
program i...
And there’s more…
Fundraising
 To submit appropriate timely applications for funding from external
sources
 To plan, org...
We’re not done yet!
Public Relations
 To work with local state office and local program volunteers,
families and athletes...
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Position: Coach
Coaches are responsible for Special Olympics
sports program implementation in a particular
sport by provid...
Coaching Responsibilities
 To know, accept and abide by the Special Olympics General Rules,
Special Olympics Official Spo...
Coaches also:
 Guide athletes, promoting appropriate and safe behavior during
training sessions, competitions, trips, tea...
Additional Coaching duties:

‣

Provide a safe training and competitive environment

‣

Evaluating athletes for injury

‣
...
Athletes & Families

Vermont
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We need family
and caregiver
support!
17 / Special Olympics Vermont
Volunteer

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 Ask your program’s Coordinator or Coach what is needed
 Stick around during practice if your athlete needs extra
help o...
Fundraise
Athletes do not pay a fee to
participate in Special Olympics,
so all expenses are paid
through fundraising effor...
Enforce the Codes of Conduct

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Athlete Code of Conduct
Special Olympics is committed to the highest ideals of sport and
expects all athletes to honor spo...
Training and Competition
 I will train regularly.
 I will learn and follow the rules of my sport.
 I will listen to my ...
Family Code of Conduct
The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports
are embodied in the concept of sp...
Key Points
Let the athletes choose

have fun up-to-date medical
forms

learn the rules before complaining or protesting

b...
Cheer them on!
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Sports Teaches Us!

Vermont
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Thank you.

Vermont
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PC, Coach & Family Roles - Special Olympics Vermont

  1. 1. 2013 Conference Vermont 1
  2. 2. Volunteer & Family Support Vermont 2
  3. 3. Roles & Responsibilities Volunteer Leadership The School or Local Program is managed by the Program Coordinator(s) with help from Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Program Support 3 Athletes & Families Athletes, Unified Partners, families and caregivers agree to a Code of Conduct and play a vital role in volunteering and fundraising for the Program
  4. 4. Program Leadership Coordinators & Coaches have a full time job! Vermont 4 Special Olympics Vermont
  5. 5. Program Coordinators wear multiple hats! 5
  6. 6. Position: Program Coordinator The Program Coordinator leads and manages overall development of the local program, ensuring Special Olympics athletes train and compete in a high-quality and safe environment. 6Special Olympics Vermont
  7. 7. Program Coordinator responsibilities General Management • To lead the process of defining annual developmental objectives for the local program • To spearhead development of annual local program budget and submit it to the state office for review and approval • To oversee all programs, services, activities and facilities, ensuring they lead to achievement of local program objectives • To recruit, in consultation with the local program coaches, support staff & volunteers for organization of training sessions, sports competitions and non-sports Special Olympics events 7 / Special Olympics Vermont
  8. 8. PC Responsibilities, continued General Management  To prepare annual development reports and statement of local program income and expenses  To proactively identify external and internal risks that might affect quality and safe functioning of the local program and bring identified risks in a timely manner to the attention of appropriate local program participants and program leadership 8Special Olympics Vermont
  9. 9. And there’s more… Fundraising  To submit appropriate timely applications for funding from external sources  To plan, organize and provide appropriate resources for organization of the local program’s fundraising events and activities  To research potential new sources of funding for local program activities and events  To ensure timely and appropriate application of available resources while adhering to the overall program and state level guidelines and policies 9Special Olympics Vermont
  10. 10. We’re not done yet! Public Relations  To work with local state office and local program volunteers, families and athletes to assure presentation of a consistent, comprehensive and positive local program image  To ensure local program information materials and resources adhere Special Olympics standards and requirements 10 Special Olympics Vermont
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  12. 12. Position: Coach Coaches are responsible for Special Olympics sports program implementation in a particular sport by providing Special Olympics athletes with comprehensive sports training and preparation by providing appropriate guidance, consultations and training to Special Olympics family members and other coaches. 12 / Special Olympics Vermont
  13. 13. Coaching Responsibilities  To know, accept and abide by the Special Olympics General Rules, Special Olympics Official Sports Rules and other Uniform Standards.  To know and understand the sport being coached, including knowledge and understanding of the National /International Governing Body Rules for that sport.  To determine current levels of Special Olympics athletes’ abilities, types and levels of interest.  To train Special Olympics athletes and ensure they are capable of competing according to the standards of the sport.  To monitor each athletes’ progress and provide appropriate feedback. 13Special Olympics Vermont
  14. 14. Coaches also:  Guide athletes, promoting appropriate and safe behavior during training sessions, competitions, trips, team social events. etc.  Provide orientation to parents/guardians of the athletes prior to the start of each sport session and explain rules, potential implications of participation, expectations, etc.  Provide preliminary orientation before the start of the season and designate specific assignments and responsibilities to assistant coaches, volunteers and support staff before each training session and/or competition event.  Support training and education of other Special Olympics Coaches. 14Special Olympics Vermont
  15. 15. Additional Coaching duties: ‣ Provide a safe training and competitive environment ‣ Evaluating athletes for injury ‣ Providing for adequate equipment ‣ Indentifying emergency plans ‣ Keeping adequate records ‣ Completing appropriate paperwork in a timely manner 15Special Olympics Vermont
  16. 16. Athletes & Families Vermont 16
  17. 17. We need family and caregiver support! 17 / Special Olympics Vermont
  18. 18. Volunteer 18
  19. 19.  Ask your program’s Coordinator or Coach what is needed  Stick around during practice if your athlete needs extra help or supervision  Sign on through the SOVT website for State Game 19 opportunities
  20. 20. Fundraise Athletes do not pay a fee to participate in Special Olympics, so all expenses are paid through fundraising efforts.  Consider hosting or participating in a fundraising event  Make a donation  Recruit a sponsor Help promote Special Olympics Vermont whenever you can! 20
  21. 21. Enforce the Codes of Conduct 21
  22. 22. Athlete Code of Conduct Special Olympics is committed to the highest ideals of sport and expects all athletes to honor sports and Special Olympics. All Special Olympics athletes and Unified Sports Partners agree to the following code: Sportsmanship  I will practice good sportsmanship.  I will act in ways that bring respect to me, my coaches, my team and Special Olympics.  I will not use bad language, swear or insult other persons.  I will not fight with other athletes, coaches, volunteers or staff. 22Special Olympics Vermont
  23. 23. Training and Competition  I will train regularly.  I will learn and follow the rules of my sport.  I will listen to my coaches and the officials and ask questions when I do not understand.  I will always try my best during training, divisioning and competitions.  I will not “hold back” in preliminaries just to get into an easier final heat. Responsibility for My Actions  I will not make inappropriate or unwanted physical, verbal or sexual advances on others.  I will not drink alcohol, smoke or take illegal drugs while representing Special Olympics at training sessions, competition or during Games.  I will not take drugs for the purpose of improving my performance.  I will obey all laws and Special Olympics rules. 23Special Olympics Vermont
  24. 24. Family Code of Conduct The essential elements of character building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship and six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship. We hope as family members you will embrace the spirit of Special Olympics and help us provide a competition and training environment that enhances athlete character and skill development. The following Family code of Conduct should be emphasized during training, competition and special events at any level (County, Area, State, USA and World). 24Special Olympics Vermont
  25. 25. Key Points Let the athletes choose have fun up-to-date medical forms learn the rules before complaining or protesting be a positive role model Be a good sport provide for the health & safety of all play by the rules treat all others with respect doing one’s best is more important than winning Praise! emphasize skill development promote the emotional and physical well being of the athletes 25Special Olympics Vermont
  26. 26. Cheer them on! 26
  27. 27. Sports Teaches Us! Vermont 27
  28. 28. Thank you. Vermont 28

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