Special Olympics Florida – Collier County needs assistant coaches for cycling, tennis, track & field, and soccer for the 2016 season. The season runs from January 9 through May 14, 2016, and practices are held on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11:00 am at Golden Gate High School, at 2925 Titan Lane, Naples 34116.
Because of holidays and school schedules, there will be a few variations in the practice schedule. The entire schedule is available on the Special Olympics website atwww.specialolympicscollier.org.
Two competitions will take place locally. County Games will be held on March 5, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at Golden Gate High School, and Area Games will be held on March 19, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, also at Golden Gate High School. All assistant coaches will be needed at County and Area Games.
A small number of assistant coaches will also be asked to join the team for a two night trip to State Games at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World on May 20-22, 2016.
Each assistant coach must be a Class A volunteer with Special Olympics. Becoming a class A volunteer requires a background check. Assistant coaches should also be able to teach and work with athletes with intellectual disabilities and should be familiar with the sport they coach. However, it is not necessary to be an expert in the sport to serve as an assistant coach.
To volunteer, please email the Special Olympics office firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-775-1991.