A Positive Sports Experience Starts with the Coach
Special Olympics Texas athletes participate in more sports and at higher levels than ever before. Much of this success can be attributed directly to the coaches. You are a role model and character builder. You give Special Olympics athletes the most immediate awareness of their self-worth, ability, courage, and capacity to grow and improve.
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. As a coach you play an indispensable role in Special Olympics. You provide the sports skills and spirit that, when instilled, define a true athlete.
“ALL are capable of doing something in sports. I do it for the athletes and their families. It's unbelievable how the athlete's self esteem blossoms, they gain independence and lastly it's a sense of belonging for them and their family. Coaching fills my bucket.....the sense of accomplishment and pride on the faces of the athletes as they compete never gets old. Their smiles mean the world to me!” -Cindy Boaz, Area 11