Coaches /Unified Partners/Chaperons

    

 

 

 

 

Coach/Unified Partner/Chaperon Information 

“The wise coach develops not only the fullest physical potential in his charges, but also those capacities and habits of mind and body which will enrich and ennoble their later years.”
(Geoffrey Dyson speaking to the 19th session of the International Olympic Academy, Greece 1979)

The roles that Special Olympics New Mexico A-Volunteers play come with great responsibility. Our A-Volunteers may play the role of teacher, role model, chaperon, caregiver, friend, counselor, Unified Partner and of course coach.

Our Volunteers impart to our athletes a plethora of sports skills and competitive spirit. They also help build character and assist in our athletes’ development as productive members of society.  These values define the Special Olympics movement.

WHERE TO START

First and foremost all A-Volunteers (who have prolonged contact with athletes) must complete and pass a mandatory background check. There is no cost to you in completing the information.

You can find links to all trainings in the Certification Progression document below.


Special Olympics New Mexico Certification Progression

Coach/Unified Partner/Chaperon

 

ASSISTANT COACH/UNIFIED PARTNER/ CHAPERON

(Entry Level Requirements)

  •       Class A Form/Complete Background Check (Good Deed Code 210ad4u)

  •       Special Olympics General Orientation

  •       Protective Behaviors Training

  •       Concussion Course (Assistant Coaches and Unified Partners)

LEVEL 1 – CERTIFIED COACH*

(Core Coaching Knowledge)

          Traditional Special Olympics Certification Progression                                            

•       All Assistant Coach requirements

•       Sport Specific Course – Online or through a Multi -Sport training or a Governing Body training

 

            Unified Sports Certification Progression

•     All Assistant Coach requirements

•     Coaching Unified Sports – Online via the NFHS website or through a Program approved trainer  

•    Sport Specific Course – Online or through a multi-sport training or a Governing Body training

* NOTE: Level required for Head Coaches attending USA National Games in the specific sport being coached

LEVEL 2 – CERTIFIED COACH**

(Advanced Coaching Knowledge)

  •       All Level 1 requirements

  •       Principles of Coaching Course – Online via WVU or in person training conducted by a Program approved trainer

  •       Coaching Special Olympic Athletes – Online course via Human Kinetics Coach Education or in person training conducted by a Program approved trainer

** NOTE: Level required of Head Coaches attending World Games.

You can print the Certification Progression here

SONM Certification Progression Coach and A Volunteer