Welcome to Special Olympics Utah!

Welcome to the home of Special Olympics Utah.  Here you can find all the information you need to Volunteer, Coach, Compete, and Donate.

Special Olympics Utah is made of passionate, committed individuals from every walk of life, who recognize the value and unique gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. Our community shares the common belief in the importance of dignity, equality and opportunity for ALL people. 

 

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Upcoming Events

Aug 12, 20142014 Basketball Coaches Training IMPORTANT FACTS   August 12, 2014   6:30pm-9:00pm Northwest Recreation Center – Community Center (smaller of the two buildings) 1255 Clark Avenue (300 North), SLC UT 84116     To register or for more details contact:   Alisa Graham graham@sout.org or 801-644-4877 To register please include: Name, Delegation, Phone Number, Email Address, and Mailing Address ALL ATTENDING MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED! Registration Deadline: August 1, 2014  Unified Sports® Basketball and Traditional Basketball SkillsCoaches Training ·         All Unified Sports teams must a have a coach that has completed a Unified Sports training for that sport and completes the certification process ·         If you have already completed a Unified Sports Basketball Coaches training or you coach a Traditional Basketball team, you are invited to the Traditional Basketball Skills Coaches training. ·         For those completing their Unified Sports Training requirements, the “class room portion” of this training can be and must be completed online before the training date. This free online course is offered through NFHS Learning Center, www.nfhslearn.com . Coaching Unified Sports will be found under the Free/Elective Course menu. This course will require you to complete a test online. You will then receive a certificate that you will need to bring to the training or email me as a pdf file. If you have completed this part of the training for other Unified Sports coaches training, you do not need to do it again. Learn coaching techniques and receive Special Olympics Certification. We will focus on teaching coaches proper techniques for improving Basketball skills required to compete in the event. We will also provide Unified Sports Basketball Coach Training, Assessing Players and Forming Teams. Participants will also receive Special Olympics sport rules and Quick Guide Coaches Handbook will be provided. You’ll be active during this training course, so come prepared to participate in basketball. Coaches are encouraged to wear athletic attire and shoes. Please bring a basketball ball. If you have an athlete/partner who would like to assist with the practical training please let us know. In order to obtain certification, Special Olympics General Orientation and Protective Behaviors session (found online at www.sout.org) is required. You will also need to complete and turn in Coach/Volunteer Application and Application for Sports Training Certification with a minimum of 10 hours working with Special Olympics athletes following the coaches training. This application will be given to you at the training.

2014 Siegfried and Jensen Utah Open benefiting Special Olympics Utah

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