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Terms to Know2017-09-11T21:34:08-05:00

A registered participant with Special Olympics who is at least eight years of age and has an intellectual disability

Term often used to refer to a Special Olympics team. However, a delegation may consist of multiple “teams” within a given sport (e.g., the Western Wings delegation may have four basketball teams).

Head of delegation
Lead volunteer who manages a delegation

Level 1 coach
Volunteer who has gone through basic certification procedures (volunteer application; background check; General Session, Protective Behaviors and Concussion training, all available online)

Level 2 coach
Volunteer who has advanced their training and taken a leadership role in coaching a team. These coaches must take a sport-specific training online or an in-person class.

Unified Partner
A registered participant with Special Olympics who doesn’t have an intellectual disability

Unified school
Unified sports
Unified programs
Programs that pair individuals with and without disabilities

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