Was there a mentor, teacher or coach who made a difference in your life? The one who gave you the courage and determination to strive to be your best? The one who helped shape both your performance and your character? You can be that important person in someone else’s life.
More Than A Coach
Special Olympics Samoa coaches work directly with athletes with an intellectual disability to provide the instruction and support they need to achieve their personal best. They also give Special Olympics athletes the most immediate awareness of their own abilities.
They act as role models, character builders and community leaders. Some of our most valuable coaches had never experienced coaching before joining Special Olympics Samoa and taking part in our Coaching Program.
Our coaches, bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition and they enrich the lives of athletes in many ways. Often the skills and confidence an athlete learns through sports have a long and lasting effect on their lives.
Coaches also get a lot in return. They get to know athletes who inspire – athletes who are brave and determined.
It is not a problem if you have no experience as a coach or have never worked before? Special Olympics Samoa is committed to coaching excellence because it benefits both coaches and athletes at the same time.
We offer a fun, friendly and supportive environment with regular opportunities for professional development and competition experience.
One of our coaching excellence goals calls for ongoing coaches’ education. This includes partnering with sports organisations to provide the highest and most up-to-date level of coaching knowledge. Coaching tools also help our coaches to better recognise each athlete’s potential to reach their personal best.
Get Involved As A Coach Today
If you are interested in becoming a coach in one of our sports we would be delighted to welcome you to be part of our movement. Contact the sports department in Apia and they will discuss your next step to becoming a coach.