Athlete Leadership
University (ALU)

Athlete Leadership University (ALU) is a learning experience, through a series of college-style courses, designed for Special Olympics Colorado athletes. ALU helps athletes build confidence and learn leadership skills to create meaningful change in society. With the support of volunteer mentors, athletes go through the core leadership courses and then select a specific major to study.

Majors

Communication

Health & Fitness

Sport Leader

Advocate

ALU Course Guide

Ways to get involved:

Become a Mentor

Athlete Leadership University (ALU) is a learning experience, through a series of college-style courses, designed for Special Olympics Colorado athletes. ALU helps athletes build confidence and learn leadership skills to create meaningful change in society. With the support of volunteer mentors, athletes go through the core leadership courses and then select a specific major to study. 

Athlete Leadership

Athlete Leadership allows Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) athletes to help shape the future of the Special Olympics movement and ensure all people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to participate in sports training and competition that is fun and fair. Athlete Leadership programs train athletes to serve in meaningful leadership roles other than, or in addition to, sports. Special Olympics Colorado currently provides multiple opportunities for athletes to serve as leaders, and we are constantly searching for ways to make our programs more athlete-led.

Events & Community Outreach

Athlete leaders are the cornerstone of the Special Olympics movement. Using the experience and skills they have gained through leadership programming, athletes spread inclusion to their communities through curated speaking engagements, law enforcement fundraisers and much more.

Athlete Leadership Workshop – Handling Disappointment

In this workshop, participants will learn how to handle difficult emotions, what to do when they feel disappointed, and how to use self-acceptance to handle disappointment. Participants will practice their skills and will be provided with resources to continue practicing their skills at home after the session.

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24 April 2024
Zoom Video,

Introduction to Athlete Leadership – Southeast

In this workshop, participants will learn how to handle difficult emotions, what to do when they feel disappointed, and how to use self-acceptance to handle disappointment. Participants will practice their skills and will be provided with resources to continue practicing their skills at home after the session.

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02 May 2024

Questions? Reach out!

CONTACT US TODAY

Photo of Athlete Leadership Manager Elizabeth Aslin
Elizabeth Aslin

Athlete Leadership Senior Manager
(720) 359-3113
Email: easlin@specialolympicsco.org

Aidan Mcneese

Athlete Leadership Specialist & Administrative Assistant
Email: amcneese@specialolympicsco.org

Thank you to our 2023 Athlete Leadership University sponsors!

PRESENTING SPONSOR

 
ENT Credit Union
 

IN-KIND SPONSOR

 
University of Denver