Team North Carolina USA Games Coach Application
We are currently seeking coaches to accompany Team North Carolina to the Special Olympics USA Games during the week of July 1-6, 2018 in Seattle, WA! These are the things to consider before applying:

Team NC Coach Needs
Athletics - 3
Bocce - 1
Bowling - 1
Golf - 1
Artistic Gymnastics - 1
Swimming - 1
Powerlifting - 1
Tennis - 1

Training
An individual must be considered an Advanced Certified Coach in order to serve on Team NC but if you have not yet completed all of the training required, it is easy to finish this online while you are applying.You can find all of the information at http://sonc.net/become-coach/coaches-education/

We are of course also looking for someone who has worked with Special Olympics athletes extensively and who ideally has the experience of traveling with athletes.

Time Commitment
There is a significant amount of time you will be committing so you need to feel comfortable that you can fulfill your obligation. Here is a general overview of the time commitment:
• Team NC conference calls
• Regular communication with assigned athletes
• Possible travel to do training with the athletes (depends on sport, number of athletes and distance involved)
• At least one organized training experience including an overnight stay for all athletes and coaches in an assigned
sport
• Attendance at state-level event for that sport
• Up to three days prior to the Games and two days after the Games travel
• Special Olympics USA Games – Week of July 1-6, 2018 in Seattle, WA

Expectations
• Serve as not only a sport-specific coach but also as a chaperone as needed to assist with the overall team.
• Be “on duty” from the minute the team is gathered until all athletes return.
• Follow all SONC policies including those regarding no alcohol or recreational swimming for the duration of the
event and any other related activities.
• Dispense medications to athletes as needed according to instructions.
• Commit to maintaining ongoing communication and regular training plans with assigned athletes, their
family/guardians, and their local coach leading up to the Games
• Be in compliance with and have an understanding of the Coach Code of Conduct. Your application serves as
confirmation.

We will accept the first round of applications until July 28, 2017.

Thank you for all you do for the athletes here in North Carolina!

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