Thumbs up from Athletes banner

 

Athlete Leadership Programme Awards

The ALPs awards scheme is a scheme designed to provide a structure for athletes interested in ALPs.  There are 3 levels of award, bronze, silver and gold, increasing in difficulty and duration.  Each award sets out a number of challenges and tasks based around the cornerstones of ALPs to be completed over the recommended timeframe, encouraging athletes to learn new skills and put what they have learned into practice.

Athletes receive a log book to guide them through their award and to record their achievements.  Once an award has been successfully completed, athletes are presented with a certificate and award pin at a regional awards ceremony.

Click here to view a sample page from the Bronze Award Log Book

To apply for an awards book, contact your regional office.

 Athlete Leadership Programme Bronze Award Athlete Leadership Programme Silver Award Athlete Leadership Programme Gold Award


Bronze

How to achieve the ALPs Bronze Award
Minimum requirement is to complete all 3 sections below with your mentor in a minimum timeframe of 6 months:
Section 1: The athlete as a volunteer
Eight hours working as a regular volunteer over a 6 month period.
Section 2: The athlete as a communicator - Pick 2 tasks from the following 4
A. Public speaking (2 speeches required)
B. Publication (publish an article and design a poster)
C. Presentation (deliver a presentation using visual aids)
D. Photography (learn to use a camera & complete a short photography project)
Section 3: The athlete as a committee member
Six months spent helping on a committee on a regular basis. 

  

Silver

How to achieve the ALPs Silver Award
Minimum requirement is to complete 3 out of 4 sections below and complete a project with your mentor in a minimum timeframe of 9 months
 Section 1: The athlete as a volunteer
Eight hours working as a regular volunteer over a 9 month period.
Take on two volunteer roles at Special Olympics events.
Section 2: The athlete as a communicator - Pick 2 tasks from the following 4
A. Public speaking (3 speeches required)
B. Publication (publish 2 articles and design a poster)
C. Presentation (deliver 2 presentations using visual aids)
D. Photography (complete a more advanced photography project)
Section 3: The athlete as a committee member
Nine months spent helping on a committee on a regular basis.
Section 4: The athlete as a coach’s helper
Learn about the skills and responsibilities of being a coach. 

  

Gold

How to achieve the ALPs Gold Award
Minimum requirement is to complete 3 out of 4 sections below and complete a project with your mentor in a minimum timeframe of 12 months
Section 1: The athlete as a volunteer
Ten hours working as a regular volunteer over a 12 month period.
Take on 3 volunteer roles at Special Olympics events.
Section 2: The athlete as a communicator - Pick 2 tasks from the following 4
A. Public speaking (4 speeches required)
B. Publication (publish 3 articles and design a poster)
C. Presentation (deliver 4 presentations using visual aids)
D. Photography (complete a more advanced photography project)
Section 3: The athlete as a committee member
Twelve months in an officer role on a committee.
Section 4: The athlete as an Assistant Special Olympics coach
Complete the Introduction to Coaching Practices course and assist at 10 training sessions. 

  


Athlete and MentorAthlete Speaking