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Special Olympics Ottawa - Various Coaching Positions

Organization: Special Olympics Ontario

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Weekends; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Apr 2, 2018


Special Olympics Ottawa is looking to recruit coaches for various athletic programs for the upcoming fall season. Programs include:
Alpine Skiing
Cross-country Skiing
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Indoor Soccer
Swimming Volleyball
Active Start
Youth Bowling

To provide sports skill training and competition preparation to athletes with an intellectual disability.

Desire to work with people who have intellectual disabilities
Knowledge of sports and some experience working with Special Olympics athletes would be an asset.
Required to have completed the National Coaching Certification Program Special Olympics Canada Community or Competition Coach technical course within one year of becoming a coach
Obtaining NCCP Courses such as Introduction to Competition Part A, Special Olympics Canada Practical Experience, and sport specific technical is recommended

Duties and Responsibilities
Assist athletes in acquiring sports skills
Evaluate mental and physical skill level for all athletes
Adapt training and teaching techniques for all athletes
Provide equal training and competition opportunities for all athletes
Have basic knowledge of first aid
Attend available coaching clinics in the sport
Keep abreast of new methods of teaching and training
Set a good example as a role model for athletes
Exhibit good sportsmanship
Work towards attaining such qualities as patience, conscientiousness, flexibility, discipline, and organization
Encourage people with an intellectual disability to participate in Special Olympics programs

Time Requirement
Two to five hours per week

Reports to the Head Coach


Andrea Siegman



Volunteer Opportunity Address
Ottawa, ON


Good for people interested in: Sports

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); LGBTTQ; Men; Youth (16-18 years); Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes

Organization category: Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Youth 16-24; None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes