CTAC Members and National Seminar Participants in Luxembourg
Thirty coaches, including experienced and some who aspire to be new coaches for Special Olympics Luxembourg, recently got an in-depth look at the way Special Olympics runs sports in Europe Eurasia. The seminar was intended to give the coaches a quick start as they take on coaching duties in Luxembourg. The coaches had well-qualified instructors: the top sports committee for Special Olympics in Europe Eurasia - the Competition & Training Advisory Committee (CTAC) - was meeting in Luxembourg the weekend of March 22, so local Special Olympics leaders invited them to share their knowledge. The four-hour seminar covered a variety of topics, including rules of sports that are different for Special Olympics and an overview of coaching athletes with intellectual disabilities. The timing of the seminar was good for the coaches as several exciting Games are coming soon. The Special Olympics European Games kick off in September this year and the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles starts next summer. The next Special Olympics World Winter Games will be in Austria in 2017.
About Suzanne Coogan: Senior Manager, Media and Public Awareness Special Olympics Europe Eurasia