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 Registration for Fall/Winter Sport Programs

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
from 6:00 to 8:30 pm 
at 101 Edward Avenue, Richmond Hill

Softball Tournament Team - July 28, 2018 

Read about one of our athletes, Ezekiel Liu, who participates in Speed Skating.  
This article appeared in the Richmond Hill Liberal, August 2018.

Here is a link to the online article:  Richmond Hill teen with autism thrives in Special Olympics



National Coaching Certification Program

Below is a summary of the NCCP courses that volunteers should take. 

This summary is available on the Special Olympics Ontario Information Portal, Section 10.3.2a

All NCCP courses are overseen by the Coaches Association of Canada.

Transcripts can be viewed at  https://thelocker.coach.ca

All Volunteers
Within their first year of volunteering with Special Olympics all volunteers should have completed the following courses 
 Special Olympics Community or Competitive Course 
(1 day course)

 Making Headway in Sports Concussion Awareness
(Free, online module)

 Provincial Games
Coaches applying to attend the games are required to have completed the following courses
Make Ethical Decisions
*once course has been taken, the online evaluation must also be completed
(In person, online and Home Study options available) 

 Two (2) Multi Sport modules from either the Competition Introduction or Competition Development stream 
(In person, online and Home Study courses available)

Additional Training    
For coaches looking to further their knowledge and education or coach at National Games there are many courses they can take
 The CAO has a number of Multi Sport courses available in a variety of topics
(in person, online and Home Study options available)

 There are Sport Specific Course Requirements to coach at National Games.  To view Sport specific requirements view 13.3.2b on the info portal.
Sport Specific courses are available through the National or Provincial Sport Organization
(Options for courses are specific to each organization)

www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/sport/ pso_listing.shtml
 SO Professional Development Special Olympics has put together a number of volunteer lead professional development courses that can be found on our online learning platform.  These cover s wide variety of topics including:  AODA, position specific training, Divnisioning, Advancement, Welcoming New Volunteers, etc. Athlete Leadership courses can also be found on the portal.  
(All courses are online)


 York Regional Police Polar Plunge in Support of Special Olympics Ontario
    Thursday, March 9, 2017 
Alex W as Super Mario at the YRP Polar Plunge

St. Patrick's Day Dance
Saturday, March 11, 2017 



About Us

The York South Community of Special Olympics Ontario is comprised of Richmond Hill, Markham, Thornhill and Whitchurch-Stouffville. There are over 200 registered athletes and over 60 volunteers and coaches including 177 school-based volunteers.  Every facet of our community is dedicated to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport!

Special Olympics Ontario is a volunteer driven organization with some 18,000 athletes and 8,000 volunteers registered across the province. Athletes range in age from 8 - 80 and have the opportunity to train in 18 sports during the year.

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