Athlete Leadership Programme
Special Olympics Eastern Region have a strong focus on achieving the following aims, with regards the Athlete Leadership Programme:
• Provide a mentor for athletes involved in the programme.
• Provide a relationship which promotes positive change and aims to improve the development and overall wellbeing of athletes.
• To recruit and train teams of volunteer mentors to act in the role of mentor.
• To ensure every person who volunteers as a mentor is supported, valued and recognized in their role.
The focus of the Athlete Leadership Programme, is to enable athletes to become socially and personally more confident, with the assistance of a mentor. The programme is based on four cornerstones. These are communication, volunteering, coaching and governance.
ALPs Awards Scheme
Athletes involved in the programme can complete awards with the assistance of mentor(s), as part of the programme. Completion of awards is an option, but is not mandatory.
Special Olympics Eastern Region Athlete Leadership Programme 2012
The theme of the Programme for 2012 was ‘Confidence Building’. Confidence Building is important to allow athletes to realise and achieve their full potential in other areas outside of the sports programme.
The ALPs 2012 athlete forum took place recently in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Forty One Athletes and Thirty Six Mentors attended the forum on the day. There were 13 clubs represented on the day.
Athletes and Mentors rotated through three different workshops throughout the day of the forum;
• Public Speaking,
• Health Promotion and
Staff in the Region along with the dedication support from our volunteer teams, wish to grow the programme at Regional level. We are currently encouraging new mentors and athletes to get involved in the programme.
Please contact Joanne Kelly:
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor
If you are interested in setting up an ALPs Group
If you are interested in joining an ALPs Group
If you wish to find some more information on ALP’s and how you can get involved