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Sports

Coaches

Coaches

Few people impact our athletes’ success more than their coaches. Coaches not only provide sports skills but they are role models who teach Special Olympics athletes about character, sportsmanship, courage, ability and personal growth. Special Olympics coaches often find that the personal rewards received are equal to or even outweigh the benefits they offer the athletes.

In addition to the interaction with our athletes, Special Olympics Nebraska coaches are members of the Nebraska Coaches Association and participate in annual training opportunities.

In general, Special Olympics coaches:

  • Assist athletes in learning sports skills and applying them in competitions

  • Encourage confidence and self-esteem through sport

  • Help to recruit athletes and assistant coaches

  • Obtain necessary facilities and equipment for training

For more information about becoming a coach, contact Maggie Stryson at mstryson@sone.org.