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Being a Global Messenger has changed my life! I talk so much better and have made many new friends. I have also had so many new experiences. I can't imagine what my life would have been without ALP's.

-Roger Tomkiel
Global Messenger & SOCT Athlete

WHAT ARE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS?

Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPS) allow athletes to explore opportunities for Special Olympics participation in roles previously considered "non-traditional." Such participation might come in the form of serving on the Board of Directors or local organizing committee; or it might find an athlete as a spokesperson, team captain, coach, or official. Participation in ALPS may be in addition to, or in place of, participation in traditional Special Olympics programs.

A program or initiative could be considered an ALP if it:

  • Allows athletes to choose how they will participate (i.e., selecting their sport or deciding to become a coach); OR
  • Encourages athletes to serve in meaningful leadership roles other than or in addition to that of "competitor;" OR
  • Provides training for existing Special Olympics leadership as they welcome and encourage athletes in these new roles.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS ALPS IDEAS

Below are some initiatives that Special Olympics Programs across the world have already instituted. Those with an asterisk (*) are happening, or have happened, in Connecticut.

  • Athletes on the Board of Directors*
  • Athletes on Board Committees*
  • Athletes on Local Committees*
  • Athletes on Games Management Teams*
  • Athletes on Games Evaluation Teams*
  • Global Messenger Training*
  • Athlete Congress or Input Councils*
  • Athlete sessions at Leadership Conferences
  • Athletes as coaches*
  • Athletes as officials*
  • Athletes as volunteers*
  • Athletes as donors*
  • Athletes employed by Special Olympics*
  • Athletes as contributors to newsletters*

WHO DO I TALK TO FOR MORE INFORMATION?

If you are an athlete, and you have ideas for new ALPS programs or you want more information, talk to your coach or local coordinator.

If you are a Coach, Local Coordinator or Regional Director, and you want to involve your athletes, contact Sue Mohr at susanm@soct.org or call 800.443.6105 x239.

For more information on specific ALPs initiatives, visit the links below:

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