Athlete Leadership Programme
The Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Programme (ALPs) enables athletes of all abilities, working with a mentor to become socially and personally more confident, have a voice, contribute and participate as leaders and ambassadors within Special Olympics Ireland and in their own community.
ALPs is based on 4 main cornerstones providing a way for athletes to develop and showcase their talents and interests through training and experience, both on and off the sports field.
Click here to find out more about the main elements of ALPs
Who can be part of ALPs?
Anyone who is over 16 years old and who is currently a Special Olympics athlete or who has been a Special Olympics athlete in the past can join ALPs.
How can I get involved in ALPs
- Find a mentor: All ALPs athletes must have a mentor, who must be over 18 and a registered volunteer with Special Olympics Ireland. A mentor is like your very own personal assistant who is there to help you with your ALPs activities.
- Athletes can register for the ALPs Programme through their regional office.
What can I do in ALPs?