OPENINGS

SPT Board Opening and Associated Responsibilities:

Programs Director

Please review this leadership opportunity and share it with others who may be qualified. If you feel you are qualified and are interested, please send an email to Jim Hamm, Executive Director.

1. Prior experience in an SPT site leadership or SPT special event is preferred.

2. Participate in identifying training sites to host SPT academy sessions.

3. Provide input into site leadership performance metrics and site review profile.

4. Oversight of training programs (Athletes and volunteers).

5. Participate in identifying coach and head of a delegation for travel tournaments.

6. Develop a process for managing weekly site volunteer/athlete participation ratio based on site, court usage, and skill level.

7. Coordinate communications for Special Olympics with SPT Special Olympics Coordinator

8. Coordinate tournament desk activities (including staffing) for SPT hosted tennis competitions.

9. Communicate training needs for volunteers to Volunteer Training Director.

Volunteers Needed for SPT Site Leadership

Updated May 18, 2022

Special Pops Tennis is looking for site coordinators and lead coaches for our Fall Academies. The maximum time commitment is 2 hours per week. Site coordinators handle coordinating equipment, court reservations, volunteers, and record attendance. Lead coaches provide input on assessment and on-court coaching for athletes at a site.

Potential training sites:

– Cherokee/Woodstock

– Cobb/Marietta

– Dekalb/Dunwoody

– Fulton/Roswell

– Fulton/Sandy Springs

After you review these two position descriptions, please reach out to Helen Boudreaux [email protected] or 678-596-4566 for more information.

Site Coordinator

Time Commitment:
Pre-planning – up to 1 hour per week during training season.
On-site – up to 2 hours per week during training season.

Skills/Assignments:

  • Communicate needs (equipment, courts, etc.) to assigned SPT Board Liaison
  • Confirm tennis court reservations with facility staff
  • Provide assignments and training (if necessary) to off-court volunteers
  • Ensure equipment needs are met and storage is sufficient.
  • Communicate need for recruitment of additional athletes or volunteers to optimize the session
  • Timely response to inquiries from SPT SOGA Coordinator regarding eligibility for athletes or volunteers
  • Ensure attendance is taken at all sessions and counts are sent in weekly to the SPT Board Liaison (Total # of Volunteers; Total # of Athletes)
  • Send weekly reminders regarding practice and communicate when there are rain-outs or cancellations
  • Identify back-up person in event of absence from weekly session

On-court Lead Coach

(Sport knowledge of adaptive tennis and passion for population, coaching certificate not a pre-requisite):

Time Commitment:
Pre-planning – up to 1 hour per week during training season.
On-site – up to 2 hours per week during training season.

Skills/Assignments:

  • Communicate needs (equipment, courts, etc.) to assigned SPT Site Coordinator
  • Provide assignments and training (if necessary) to on-court volunteers
  • Preparation of lesson plan to ensure adherence to teaching tennis methods that support the SPT and SOGA model of competition.
  • Participate in the rating and level of play that support the athlete’s ability to attain a competitive and successful experience
  • Communicate to Site Coordinator the need for recruitment of additional athletes or volunteers to optimize the session
  • Recommend changes that will better utilize the resources and enrich the experience for athletes and volunteers
  • Timely response to inquiries from SPT SOGA Coordinator regarding eligibility for athletes or volunteers
  • Identify back-up person in event of absence from weekly session