Announcing the Special Olympics BC Athlete Leadership Academy

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Special Olympics BC Athlete Leadership courses help athletes develop new skills, confidence, and tools to share their own insights, stories, and sport knowledge. Athlete leaders make a big difference in their communities and throughout the Special Olympics movement!

In order to help athletes get the most out of their courses, and to inspire and recognize ongoing commitment and achievements, Special Olympics BC is launching an Athlete Leadership Academy

The Special Olympics BC Athlete Leadership Academy includes and links all of the courses that SOBC has traditionally offered. There will be new courses added too! Stay tuned for more announcements in the next few weeks about course options coming up this year, and how to register.

To participate in the SOBC Athlete Leadership Academy, athletes with the below qualifications can register for a specific stream that matches their interests. Participating athletes will complete Level 1 course(s) before moving on to the Level 2 courses in their stream. After completing the required number of courses in their stream, athletes will be recognized as program graduates and will receive an Academy diploma and swag!

New courses will be added as opportunities come up. The additions can be counted as credits for your Academy certificate. 

Participating athlete leaders must have:

  • A mentor to support their journey and work with them on course material
  • The endorsement of their Local
  • The desire to complete their Athlete Leadership Academy stream within three years

The Athlete Leadership Academy streams will be:

  • Public Speaking
  • Input
  • Sport
  • Health

Please click here to learn more about the SOBC Athlete Leadership Academy! 

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Stay tuned for more announcements about training opportunities that will be offered this season!

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