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12 floor hockey players

were brought to Chicago by Harold Smith to represent Canada at the first International Special Olympics in 1968

4364 basketball players

are currently registered with Special Olympics. Basketball is one of the newest sports to be added to our roster.

Calling Special Olympics coaches to participate in research project


We’re looking to recruit Special Olympics coaches across the country to participate in a research project led by Dr. Dany MacDonald. The assistant professor at University of PEI’s Department of Applied Human Sciences has partnered with Special Olympics Canada to look at the optimal modes of learning, highlight opportunities for professional development and collect feedback on our current NCCP structure and course material.

We’re looking to recruit Special Olympics coaches across the country to participate in a research project led by Dr. Dany MacDonald. The assistant professor at University of PEI’s Department of Applied Human Sciences has partnered with Special Olympics Canada to look at the optimal modes of learning, highlight opportunities for professional development and collect feedback on our current NCCP structure and course material.

Through online questionnaires and phone interviews Dr. MacDonald will look at actual and ideal sources of coaching knowledge of Special Olympics coaches, along with perceptions of self-efficacy and coach-athlete interactions.

For complete details or to participate, please contact Dr. MacDonald before June 22nd, 2012 at danymacdonald@upei.ca

Tap into your networks and feel free to invite others to participate. Those interested need only contact Dr. MacDonald directly.

Special thanks to Coaching Association of Canada for their continued support with this research project.

* Participation is completely voluntary and interviews and questionnaires can be conducted in either English or French.