detail

Ready to Help Other Kids?

Assistant Coach our Young Athletes

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

  • Peabody, Tuesday evening. Softball.
  • Danvers, Time TBD. Bocce.
  • Merrimack Valley, Time TBD. Xtra Mile Walking Club.

WHEN

Summer and Fall

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Adult

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Through Young Athletes, children learn how to play with others, learn to share, take turns and follow directions. These skills will help children in family, community and school activities.

DESCRIPTION

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an inclusive sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport and motor skills, like running, jumping, balancing, kicking, throwing and locomotor movements. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. Children of all abilities take part, and they all benefit. 


ITEMS NEEDED

All coaches are required to complete a Class A volunteer form.  Individuals under 18 are required to have two non-family members write recommendations for them. These forms can be provided to interested coaches after we locate a coaching opportunity for them.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be ages 16 or older.
  • Experience working with children with intellectual disabilities preferred but not required.
  • Willing to drive up to 30 minutes, one day a week, for a 6-8 week time frame (varies by program site)

NEXT STEPS

Contact Eric at eric.archambault@specialolympicsma.org to learn which towns need which coaches.  


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.
  1. Attend one of the scheduled Young Athletes Coaches trainings hosted by Special Olympics MA staff on Zoom. These trainings will be happening on a quarterly basis.
  2. For more information, contact Eric at eric.archambault@specialolympicsma.org.
  3. Be sure to let the nonprofit know this activity came from PGK.
  4. Fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity. 
Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the Give Back app!