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SOMD Opportunities for Athletes

Periodically, Special Olympics Maryland will send out announcements about opportunities for athletes to expand their horizons by volunteering to Emcee at competitions, or offer workshops to develop new skills or to enhance current ones - athlete leadership roles, athlete ambassadors, report on competitions,...
 

BEGINNER GLOBAL MESSENGER

When: April 09th, 2016 (9am-3pm)

Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown, MD. (Western Maryland)

 Class Limit: 10 athletes with 10 mentors. In order to attend each athlete must have a mentor attend. Mentors are mandatory to ensure the success of the future Global Messenger.

 What is provided?

Breakfast and Lunch

Snacks and refreshments during the day

All materials for the class. (Note book, pens, paper, etc.)

 Who should attend?

All athletes who are interested in representing Special Olympics Maryland and their home county or program as a public speaker, emcee or presenter in their community and at a state level.

 The Beginner Global Messenger is part of the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs) and the first step in becoming certified as a full Global Messenger which may open opportunities nationally and globally.

Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Programs allow athletes to explore opportunities in roles previously considered “non-traditional.” Such participation might come in the form of an athlete serving on the Board of Directors or local organizing committee; or it might find an athlete as a spokesperson, coach or official.

 Global Messenger Beginner Course – to provide training and presentation skills for athletes interested in representing Special Olympics Maryland and Special Olympics athletes in formal or support settings.

 

Cost: FREE.

 

Special Olympics Maryland will not be responsible for any supervision or chaperone duties during the class. That responsibility is with the athlete and the mentor.

A parent can be a mentor.

A mentor can mentor 1 or 2 athletes but no more than that.

 

Register: Email Jason Schriml at jschriml@somd.org and indicate that you wish to attend. Use the words Hagerstown Global Messenger in the subject line. In this email please write your name, email address, and phone number. Also include your mentors name, email, address and phone number.

 

Deadline for registration is March 28th, 2016 at noon.


GOVERNANCE TRAINING

When: April 30th, 2016 (9am-3pm)

Where: Special Olympics Maryland Howard County Offices 8970 MD-108, Columbia, MD 21045 (Central Maryland)

 Class Limit: 6 athletes with 6 mentors. In order to attend each athlete must have a mentor attend. Mentors are mandatory to ensure the success of the future Athlete Leader.

 What is provided?

Lunch

Snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

All materials for the class. (Note book, pens, paper, etc.)

 Who should attend?

This course is only open to athletes who have completed the Beginner Global Messenger Training.
Governance Training prepares athletes to participate in Special Olympics programming and policy dialogue via instruction and practice in forming and articulating opinions, group discussion and techniques for gathering input. Enhances awareness and listening skills of volunteers, staff and family members as they interact with athletes during this training.

Athletes who are currently on the SOMD Board of Directors and athletes on Area County Programs committees should attend this course.

Athletes who are interested in becoming a Board Member, Area County Program or Sports Management team member in the next year should also attend.

Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Programs allow athletes to explore opportunities in roles previously considered “non-traditional.” Such participation might come in the form of an athlete serving on the Board of Directors or local organizing committee; or it might find an athlete as a spokesperson, coach or official.

 Cost: FREE.

 Special Olympics Maryland will not be responsible for any supervision or chaperone duties during the class. That responsibility is with the athlete and the mentor.

A parent can be a mentor.

A mentor can mentor 1 or 2 athletes but no more than that.

 Register: Email Jason Schriml at jschriml@somd.org and indicate that you wish to attend. Use the words Howard County Governance Training in the subject line. In this email please write your name, email address, and phone number. Also include your mentors name, email, address and phone number.

 Deadline for registration is April 15th, 2016 at noon.

 

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