Building leadership

Athlete Leadership Programmes (ALPs)

The Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Programmes (ALPs) help develop athletes into coaches, officials, team captains, spokespersons, and Board and committee members, giving them the opportunity for a greater involvement in the movement.

ALPs enable athletes to:

  • Become ambassadors for the Special Olympics movement and spread the word
  • Become community leaders and mentors
  • Build talents and interests beyond sports
  • Develop communication skills through interactions with the media, discussions on policy and governance, analysis of financial reports and research and preparations for fundraising events

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