Resources for Volunteers and Coaches

Our Volunteers Enrich Lives
Bowling Athlete with Volunteers

At Special Olympics PEI we want to help our coaches become the best they can be. To this end, we offer the following resources to our coaches:

REMINDER: Volunteer Coach on-boarding process and Special Olympics requirements outlined in our current policies

    • Submit Annual Volunteer Form.
    • Submit Criminal Record Check (age 18+ only) every year for the first 3 years, and every 3 years for volunteers who are active 3+ years. 
    • New Volunteers must complete the Online SOPEI Orientation.
    • All volunteers that are designated as head/assistant coaches in your program must complete required NCCP training – Head Coaches (within 1 year) Assistant Coaches (within 2 years).

Upcoming Courses and Coach Resources:

SOPEI Online Volunteer Orientation

When: Ongoing (Only required once by each registered member)
Due: 3 months after becoming a registered volunteer
Required by: all volunteers in any role since 2014 (all members encouraged to take for PD opportunity)

Event Location:
Special Olympics Canada's Online Volunteer Orientation

Here are the steps you will need to take:

1. Create an account at http://solearn.ca/login/index.php
2. Follow the instructions in the registration confirmation e-mail that you receive
3. Scroll down and click on Province/Territory
4. Click on Prince Edward Island
5. Click on SOPEI Volunteer Orientation
6. Click on Enroll me
7. Click 1st Module called “Introduction & Overview”
8. There are 4 modules to complete, a new one will appear after completion of the previous module
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SOC Competition coach workshop

When: January 10 (6-10pm) and January 11 (9am-5pm)

Required by: ALL COACHES (Head Coaches within 1 year and Assistant Coaches within 2 years)
Event Location: Graybar Offices - 136 Terra Cotta Drive New Glascow, NS B2H5W5
Cost: Free
Link: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5342788

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Standard first aid

When: January 25, 2020 (9am-5pm)
Deadline to register: January 17, 2020

Event Location: 40 Enman Crescent, Room 125 in Charlottetown, PE (Same building as SOPEI Office)
Minimum: 10 Coaches
Max: 20 Coaches

Cost: Free
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Making Ethical Decisions

When: Ongoing - anytime
Required by: EVERYONE (Head Coaches within 1 year and Assistant Coaches within 2 years)
Important: this course is included in the required Sport Technical for Curling, Figure Skating, Speed Skating, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Softball, 5-pin, 10-pin, Rhythmic Gymnastics, and Swimming
Evaluation: once this course is completed you are required to complete your evaluation online to complete certification; follow the steps below:
1. You will need to click here to -> Log-in to The Locker (if you need your NCCP# and password, I can get that information) and…
2. Select the “eLearning” option from the main screen or drop-down menu on the right hand side of the screen.
3. Select the Learn to Train stage in the LTAD list You will have unlimited attempts at obtaining a passing grade of 75%. 

Event Location: online
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Responsible COACHING MOVEMENT

When: Ongoing
Not Required but suggested resources for managing risk at program and competitions.
More Details: Visit the CAC website 
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RESPECT IN SPORT

When: Ongoing
Not Required but suggested resources for managing risk at program and competitions.
More Details: Visit http://respectgroupinc.com/ website for courses
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COACHING PEI RESOURCES and Courses

When: Ongoing
Upcoming NCCP Courses offered in PEI
Coaching Resource Links
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NCCP Upcoming Courses

When: Ongoing
Coaching Association of Canada Course Calender
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SIRC Online Concussion ResourceS

When: Ongoing
Not Required but suggested resources
Website: http://sirc.ca/resources/concussion
For more information, or to express interest in further training, email Matthew McNally 
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#CoachingToolKit – NCCP Inspired Coaching Tips

When: Ongoing (updated with new resources bi-monthly)
Not Required but suggested resources
Quick tips for coaches at all levels and abilities inspired by NCCP
More Details: Visit the #CoachingToolKit website 
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Social Media 101 for Coaches
 

When: Ongoing

Not Required but suggested resources
More Details: Visit the Coach.ca Website  
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Learn More!

If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQ for Volunteers and Coaches page, or give us a call at 902-368-8919.