Here are the required forms and trainings needed to be a coach or Unified Partner with Special Olympics Nebraska.
Information Update Form
We want to make sure that we have the most accurate information for all of our athletes, coaches and Unified Partners. If you are an athlete, coach and Unified Partner with Special Olympics Nebraska and any contact information has changed please fill out our Information Update Form. This will be a great help with making sure our data is current and correct. Thank you for your help!
Fitness Modules for Coaches
Exciting news - 3 new modules to the online learning platform are now available. We encourage you to take these modules as well as disseminate them to your other coaches, volunteers, and fitness professionals that you partner with. We hope that these will be great resources for training around fitness implementation.
Fitness for Sports Coach—teaches sports coaches the very basics of fitness and how to easily integrate principles of fitness within their practice as seamlessly as possible. Also points coaches to resources they can use for fitness.
Fitness Coach—This is a new volunteer role for fitness professionals or others that have a strong background in fitness and want to really amplify fitness as part of the sports experience either with a team or local program. It goes beyond the information in the Sport coach and talks about what they might do in their role. We see this role as something that can help coaches that feel they don’t have the knowledge or time to focus on the fitness elements of practice.
Inclusive Fitness—this module is for fitness professionals who want to learn more about how to work with people with intellectual disabilities in their own fitness setting. We have partnered with American Council on Exercise (ACE), a well-known fitness certifying body, to create videos that showcase communication, teaching, and motivation strategies as well as specific exercise prescription considerations. We hope this opens up more inclusive fitness opportunities for our athletes within their community.
Sports Nutrition for Coaches
Learn tips on nutrition education you can use with your athletes on and off the field.
Heat Illness Prevention
Exertional heat stroke is the leading cause of preventable death in high school athletics. Exertional heat stroke also results in thousands of emergency room visits and hospitalizations throughout the nation each year. This free course, brought to you by EAS Sports Nutrition, a division of Abbott Labs, is designed to give you the critical information you need to minimize the risk of exertional heat stroke among your athletes. The course presents seven fundamentals, which when followed, will minimize heat related illnesses of the students who participate.
Concussion in Sports for Coaches
The NFHS has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. This course highlights the impact of sports-related concussion on athletes, teaches how to recognize a suspected concussion, and provides protocols to manage a suspected concussion with steps to help players return to play safely after a concussion. Each state's requirements for concussion management are included as part of the course.
Signs of Cardiac Arrest
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens when the heart unexpectedly stops beating and pumping blood.
With content developed by Simon’s Fund, this course will help you learn and recognize the warning signs and symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Also included are tips for what to do in the critical moments after an individual suddenly collapses in order to save their life.