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Coach Training Information

by | Nov 10, 2016 |

NC Region Track & Field Coaches Training – Friday, March 31 – Wamgeo High School Football Stadium – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

SC Region Track & Field Coaches Training – Saturday, April 15 – Colt Stadium, Haysville, KS – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Sports certification expires every four years.  If your certification has expired or is about to expire, click on the sport listed below for the on-line sports training.

 

Current Local Program volunteers click here to view your local programs current volunteer status.  For questions, please contact SOKS at kso@ksso.org.

Below are the requirements to become a Certified Coach, Assistant Coach or Program Assistant.  As a reminder, teams can be comprised of all three.  SOKS ask that every local program has at least one volunteer who is a certified coach per sport that is offered.  If the sport has individual teams (ie. basketball,soccer, volleyball) one certified coach is need for each individual team.  If you have any questions, please contact Terri Price at pricet@ksso.org

 

Steps to become a Certified Coach
  • Complete Adult Class A  Form (allows SOKS to perform background check) or Youth Version.  Please complete the Class A form & submit prior to completing the rest of the requirement.
  • Complete Protective Behaviors training (on-line training regarding Abuse & Neglect). Documentation must be on file at SOKS. Renewed every 2 years rounded to the end of the year.
  • Concussion Training (on-line training). Documentation must be on file with SOKS.  Renewed every 2 years rounded to the end of the year.
  • General Coach Training (on-line training) One-time only. Includes: Principles of Coaching, General Orientation to Special Olympics, Coaching Special Olympics Athletes, first-aid and general health information.
  • Complete Sport Certification test (on-line training). Required every 4 years.
  • Sign Code of Conduct  on file with SOKS.
  • Local Program Coordinator approves the volunteer’s role as a Coach.
Steps to become an Assistant Coach
  • Complete Adult Class A Form (allows SOKS to perform background check) or Youth Version.  Please complete the Class A form & submit prior to completing the rest of the requirement.
  • Complete Protective Behaviors training (on-line training regarding Abuse & Neglect). Documentation must be on file with SOKS. Renewed every 2 years rounded to the end of the year.
  • Concussion Training (on-line training). Documentation must be on file with SOKS.  Renewed every 2 years rounded to the end of the year.
  • Signed Code of Conduct   on file with SOKS.
Steps to become a Program Assistant
  • Complete Adult Class A Form (allows SOKS to perform background check) or Youth Version.  Please complete the Class A form & submit prior to completing the rest of the requirement.
  • Complete Protective Behaviors training (on-line training regarding Abuse & Neglect). Documentation on file with SOKS. Renewed every 2 years rounded to the end of the year.

COACH TRAINING QUIZ & INFORMATION

To become a Certified Coach, the SOKS Coach Training must be completed. The SOKS Coach Training is a 1 time only training. (Formerly General Orientation, SOKS Coaching SO Athlete and Principles of Coaching).

Please review the documents below to answer the questions on the Coach Training Quiz.

General Orientation
SOKS Coaching SO Athletes
Principles of Coaching

CONCUSSION TRAINING

American Specialties (Special Olympics insurance broker) and SOI are requiring states to implement a Concussion Policy as of January 1, 2015. The SOKS Board of Directors at their December meeting passed the attached policy to become effective January 1, 2015.

The Policy incudes a mandatory on-line concussion training available from the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov/concussion). Upon completition of the training, a coach must submit their certification of completion to SOKS.  Please print out the certificate and send completed certificate to Terri Price at pricet@ksso.org or fax 913-236-9290.  Please keep a copy of the certificate for your records.

Certified Coaches & Assistant Coaches registered after January 1, 2015, must complete the training prior to beginning their volunteer time.

Click here for Concussion Training – On-Line Course 

Documentation must be on file with SOKS.  Renewed every 2 years rounded to the end of the year.  Please return the Concussion Certficate to Terri Price at pricet@ksso.org or the SOKS office.

Contact SOKS if you have question.

How do I get involved

Step #1:  Contact a local program coordinator in your area.  We are over 100 Local Program throughout the state.

Step #2:  All local program volunteers that work directly with athletes must complete a Class A form and will need to undergo a background check and also take the Protective Behaviors training.

Step #3:  To become a Certified Coach, Assistant Coach, please review what additional training will be required.