Coaching

Become a Special Olympics Manitoba Coach

Help make a difference in an athlete’s life today by joining the team of program volunteers and coaches who directly provide training for athletes in cross country skiing. They work with athletes to improve basic motor skills and prepare athletes for competition. The time commitment is one to two sessions each week for 1 to 2 1⁄2 hours (up to the coach). Some weekends are required for competition. Be a part of athletes achieving their goals and capture the spirit of Special Olympics! 

We are currently searching for a Head Coach (or 2 people to Co-Head Coach) in the Winnipeg Region to be able to start up our cross country skiing program. Appropriate training and screening measures will be provided.

Qualifications:

  • Able to work in a team setting as well as one-on-one with athletes.
  • Have some knowledge about cross country skiing.
  • Some coaching experience is preferred. 
  • Able to communicate instructions effectively.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Plan club activities for the season.
  • Regularly communicate with athletes, volunteers, and caregivers.
  • Facilitate practices with assistant coaches with the safety and well-being of the athletes always coming first.
  • Attend competitions with athletes regularly.

For more information on the role, please contact Kayla Kasian at kkasian@specialolympics.mb.ca.

NEW Grants for Coach & Officials

The Coach & Official Assistance Grant from Sport Manitoba Coaching reduces barriers for individuals at the community level, so they can focus on training, evaluation, and sport development.

Coaches, officials, or organizations can apply on behalf of up to four coaches or officials.


The Community Sport Development Hosting Grant is a subsidy program designed to support organizations that host sport technical courses or clinics for coaches and officials.


National Coaches Week Sep 17 – 25

In appreciation for all our coaches do in the development and support of our athletes please take the time to Thank your coach next week!

Say #ThanksCoach

FREE NCCP and Professional Development Sessions for coaches!

In celebration of our coaches there will be:

  • Free online coaches courses
  • Free in-person courses
  • Free online e-learning modules offered between Sep 17-25.

Read more HERE

Webinar: FIS Competition Rules Updates

Upcoming Webinar
Race Fast. Race Smart. Don’t get a DSQ! [DSQ is disqualification]

Date: November 24th
Time: 5 pm CST
Topic: FIS Competition Rule Updates

Learn about overtaking, obstruction, cornering, and other important international rules and controls that will keep you out of trouble!

For: Athletes racing in domestic and international FIS events and coaches

Hosted by Nordiq Canada and Presented by Mike Norton FIS TD 

Join the Zoom Meeting by following this link:

https://zoom.us/j/93562427657?pwd=NENCRWdBM2M4U1V3bGhhb0xTYjBwZz09