Special Olympics Greenhithe Basketball Coach
Special Olympics Greenhithe is looking to expand its coaching team. We currently have 30 registered basketball athletes with only 2 coaches where ideally we would have a ratio of 1 coach to 4 athletes. Our athletes have a wide range of ability, with some having competed at a National level and others who are just starting out in the sport and learning to dribble the ball. The athletes are looking for a role model and someone that can teach them how to be the best they can be on and off the court.
Special Olympics New Zealand is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. Our mission "changing lives through sport" supporting athletes to achieve. Basketball is one of our most popular team sports and your skills and time as a volunteer will be warmly received by not only our athletes but the clubs and community in support. The role is supported by the club chair and central region sports coordinator.
The ideal coaches will have people skills, a playing level or an understanding of basketball and/or the ability to learn quickly and transfer these skills and knowledge in a fun way while demonstrating their ideas and game plan to the athletes. Most of all someone who is reliable, and mixes well with others and is committed for the season to the athletes and club. A person who can communicate clearly and reads situations and people's needs.
A Police background check is required for this role.
Our training sessions run from 5pm-6:30pm each Thursday during school terms at the Massey University sports hall in Albany. There are also basketball events held in various locations on Saturdays or Sundays throughout the year. On these days our team(s) will be competing at events against other Special Olympics basketball teams.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.