2012 Reach Report

Special Olympics International just released its 2012 Reach Report:

2012 SOI InfographicIn 2012, we reached 4.2 million athletes and had 70,278 competitions…that is 193 every day and 8 competitions every hour!

In North America the top 3 sports were: Athletics, Bowling, and Basketball.

We look forward to growing in 2013!

 

Coaching Unified Sports

Bayouland Camp Shriver Unified sports playersThe National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) in conjunction with Special Olympics North America has created a new, free course titled “Coaching Unified Sports.” Check it out here

The course is very interactive and engaging. It features 4 different chapters including situational scenarios and testimonials (Kurt Warner & his wife are featured). After the course is fully completed, coaches receive a certificate stating that they completed the course. The best thing about the NFHS site is that you can take the course at your own pace. Some other unique features about the NFHS site is the “Coach Search” element and the Transcript feature. Signing up with the NFHS is free. Coaches taking this course will gain a general knowledge to successfully build an unified team.