To coach a Special Olympic Athlete, one must be certified by Special Olympics Georgia. Athletes must be coached by a certified coach in order to compete in the state competitions.
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Coaches are required to fulfill 10 contact hours with an athlete. Given that an athlete must have at least 8 contact hours with his/her coach before competing in a state competition, the 10 contact hours are rather easy to meet. Coaches must also complete a registration packet where Special Olympics Georgia will conduct a background check prior to the interaction of a coach and athlete.
Coaches will be given a list of athletes that have expressed interest in a certain area and will determine time/location of the practice sessions.
For information or to sign up for a training clinic or volunteer as a coach or assistant coach, please contact Mark Keesee at (770) 844-0846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forms for Coaches, Assistant Coaches: (please complete the first 4 forms and submit to Special Olympics Forsyth at email@example.com or fax # 770-888-1278.
For more information about what to expect as a coach, guidelines and resources available please read the Forsyth County Coaches Packet.