Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs)
The Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs) trains athletes to serve in meaningful leadership roles in addition to competitive sports activities. Using a university model where athletes receive credit for attending classes and completing practical experience, participants can earn degrees in Communication, Sports, and Governance.
|Introduction to Athlete Leadership
Overview of ALPs curriculum, input councils, basics of leadership, concluding with development of personal mission statement and selection of a major
|Global Messenger I: Students develop presentation skills.||Athletes as Coaches: Focus on qualities of an effective S.O. official/coach.||Governance I: Training in financial statements, resumes, job descriptions, etc.|
|Power Point: How to build PP presentations. OR Technology I: How to use email, Internet, etc.||Sports Skills Course: Athletes learn the rules of a sport.||Power Point: How to build PP presentations. OR Technology I: How to use email, Internet, etc.|
|Global Messenger II: Students learn advanced presentation skills to give speeches to schools, groups, and parents.||Athletes as Officials: Athletes go through certification programs. OR 2nd Sports Skills Course||Governance II: Advanced training in financial statements, resumes, job descriptions, etc.|
Additional programs are Athletes as Fund Raisers, Athletes as Volunteers, Athletes as Course Instructors, Athletes on Boards or Committees,, etc.
|Each class is an 8-hour course. Introduction to Athlete Leadership is the required first course and Leadership is the final course. Courses require participation in the class and completion of a practicum within 6 months. Also available is a non-degree class (Athletes Helping Special Olympics) which gives training in Special Olympic facts, volunteering, and fundraising.|
- Athletes must be at least 16 years of age.
- Athletes must be accompanied by a volunteer helper who works with the athlete during each class and during the required practical experience.
Fall Semester is scheduled mid-November and Spring Semester is in April.
Two-day event: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost for Johnson County athletes is absorbed by Special Olympics Johnson County.
For more Information Contact
Special Olympics Johnson County