University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Basketball Skills Class A Volunteers & Assistant Coaches

30 hours

Supervisor: Kim Huber
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Do you need Volunteer hours? Do you want to make a difference? Do you enjoy sports and smiling faces? Can you spare 2 hours a week? If the answer is YES to any of these questions.. then we need you! Our coaches value help as a volunteer/assistant Coach with our Basketball Skills I & II programs assisting running skills stations of Dribbling, Shooting, and Passing. There are almost 30 athletes that participate in the skills practices. Also looking for individuals to become Assistant Coaches to our 4-6 basketball teams.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer We know from experience that participation in Special Olympics not only keeps our athletes physically fit, but gives them an opportunity to gain self-confidence, learn perseverance, feel a sense of achievement, and experience friendship which in turn embraces every aspect of their lives.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Basketball Skills Assistant Coaches/Volunteers provide help in 1 of 3 skills stations. Individual Skills Level I drill stations consist of Target Pass, 10 Meter Dribble, Spot Shot. Individual Skills Level II stations consist of 1 minute timed drills including Perimeter Shooting, 12 Meter Dribble, and Catch and Pass. Basketball assistant coaches also needed for our 5-6 teams. Basketball teaches teamwork and skills of the game.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer To provide guidance, patience, and a positive atmosphere for athletes to learn and grow in their skill. Be prepared to receive high fives in appreciation to helping our athletes learn to reach their personal goals. Consistency and familiar trusting faces are very important to our SO athletes. Please check your availability and COME JOIN US!!


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Our Basketball athletes begin to form our teams in December with 2 tryout practices. Basketball teams are grouped in divisions according to the athletes’ ability level. Beginning January 2, 2019, Team practices will be held at Altoona Middle/High school gyms at various times between 6 pm - 9 pm. Basketball Skills practices run between 6 pm - 7 pm in the Altoona Middle school gym.


Additional information (not required).

Answer If interested in volunteering with our athletes and agency, a Class A volunteer application will be registered with the Special Olympics Wisconsin. A Class A Volunteer is anyone who has direct contact with athletes or is in a position of authority, supervision or trust of athletes. Supervisor, Kim Huber has the applications available to begin your memorable volunteer experience. Special Olympics Wisconsin cares deeply about our athletes, families and volunteers and realizes the need to take precautions to ensure their safety. “I promise to give of the time in my life so that Special Olympics athletes can have the time of their lives. I promise to support Special Olympics, not just as an expression of charity, but as a form of respect for my fellow human beings. I promise to spread the word of volunteerism because, in giving, I receive so much more in return.