Special Olympics BC-Comox Valley is seeking fun-loving coaches to power its new FUNdamentals program.
Spokesperson Bobby Debrone notes this is the second year for the program, which began with two athletes and has grown steadily ever since.
The program runs once a week (Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.) at Ecole au Coeur-de-l’ile) from Sept. 25 to Dec. 11.
The FUNdamentals program is a continuation of the Active Start program for children with intellectual disabilities between the ages of 7 and 11, with the skills transitioning from basic movement skills to basic sport skills.
The family-centred program provides children with a more in-depth introduction to sport-related motor skills along with training and competition, while maintaining an atmosphere of fun and meaningful interaction.
The 12-week program introduces the sports of soccer, softball, basketball and track and field, and provides children with the opportunity to learn and practice the sport skills necessary for participants to later move into community or traditional Special Olympics programs.
The FUNdamentals program also introduces basic nutrition information to both parents and children through a series of fun activities at the conclusion of each session.
For more information, contact Debrone at 250-208-5402 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Details are also available at www.specialolympics.bc.ca.
– Special Olympics BC-Comox Valley