Athlete Leadership Program

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Did you know? Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Program empowers athletes to explore opportunities for greater participation in our movement beyond sports training and competition: as coaches, officials, spokespeople, and Board and committee members. Athlete leaders are an integral part of the Special Olympics Movement and help Special Olympics leaders stay in touch with athletes’ interests. This way we can ensure that our programs remain vital and attractive to the people we serve.

Other ALP initiatives:

  • Athletes on Program Boards of Directors
  • Athletes on Games Evaluation Teams
  • Global Messenger
  • Athlete Congress or Input Councils
  • Athletes as Volunteers
  • Athletes employed by Special Olympics
  • Athletes as contributors to newsletters and Web sites
  • Athlete Leadership Council

Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Program Empowers Leadership and Encourages Participation.

12819223_10154064693353783_3460347302375158929_oSpecial Olympics Louisiana’s  Athlete Leadership Program empowers athletes to explore opportunities for greater participation in our movement beyond sports training and competition: as coaches, officials, spokespeople, and Board and committee members. Athlete leaders are an integral part of the Special Olympics Movement and help Special Olympics leaders stay in touch with athletes’ interests. This way we can ensure that our programs remain vital and attractive to the people we serve.

The Athlete Leadership Council is made up of athletes from all across Louisiana. Council meetings provide a forum for athletes to report to other athletes what is happening in their areas, voice their opinions about important issues and gain leadership training and experience.

Interested in becoming a member? Contact Us

Athlete’s point of view

Northwest Area athlete and Athlete Leadership Council memNW Channing Ewing with Jed Collinsber, Channing Ewing reflects on this past weekend’s State Summer Games: “I really enjoyed hanging around all of the dignitaries and sitting by New Orleans Saints Fullback, Jed Collins at Opening Ceremonies. I even got to say the Athlete Oath in front everybody which was cool. I thought the bands that played before opening ceremonies and at the dance were amazing and wonderful!!!!  I even thought that the cars at the Golden Oldies Classic Car were awesome!! I really liked getting to meet the football players.”

If you attended the recent State Summer Games, what are your thoughts?