SOILL Athlete Leadership: Introduction to Athlete Leadership & Understanding Leadership
Athletes interested in learning more about Athlete Leadership are invited to participate in the Introduction to Athlete Leadership and Understanding Leadership core classes. Upon completion of these 2 modules, athletes are credentialed as Athlete Leaders.
INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETE LEADERSHIP
This course is an overview of what it means to be an athlete leader. It serves as a guide to help athletes make decisions about their future roles and training in athlete leadership using interactive exercises. This course should be taken prior to any other courses. Participants must REGISTER for the class ahead of time.
This module takes you through the next step of discovering who you are as a leader and recognizing the value you bring as you continue your leadership journey. It will cover the definition of leadership, behaviors of great leaders, and introduces six basic leadership skills that are incorporated throughout other modules. These skills are communication, decision making, adaptability, relationship building, action focus, and continuous improvement. This course is should be taken along with Introduction to Athlete Leadership course. Participants must REGISTER for the class ahead of time
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Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.