Special Olympics Colorado is committed to ongoing fitness and wellness events and education for our athletes, families, coaches, and unified partners.
Fitness Captain Program
Goals of the Fitness Captain Program
The vision is to build a sustainable foundation of athlete leaders and coaches who are educated and mentored so they are able to lead their peers in changing or reinforcing health behaviors and attitudes.
Roles of Fitness Captains
Fitness Captains have the following responsibilities:
- Leading warm-up exercises before each practice
- Talking with their team about the healthy tips of the month that focus on a variety of areas including but not limited to: nutrition, fitness, and healthy lifestyle behaviors
- Leading a group activity outside of practice (yoga, hiking, cycling, walking, cooking)
- Mentors and coaches are critical to the success of this leadership program.
Fitness Captains are athletes within their respective teams that are chosen by their coaches because they show the ability to lead if given the tools and resources.