Local Training Programs

Local Training Programs

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​A Local Training Program, or LTP, is a group of one or more athletes and Unified partners training together in one or more sports. Unless it is a Unified Champion Schools initiative, athletes can only register for competition through participation in an LTP. Athletes must be part of an accredited LTP to compete, and athletes and coaches can participate in multiple LTPs.

FAQs & Resources

For any questions regarding general LTP Registration or sport-specific registration forms, please contact
Brock Banos

Registering your LTP is the only way to accredit your program officially and receive sanction from Special Olympics Louisiana. After registering for your program, you are free to conduct your own practices and training sessions. Registration (or accreditation) will take place in two steps.  In STEP ONE (September to October), programs will be asked to submit basic information to SOLA about their program (contact info, activities planned, etc).  In STEP TWO (November to December), programs will be asked to submit their budgets and more detailed info about their programs.

An LTP will either be community or school-based. Examples of community programs include those that are affiliated with ARCs, group homes, community centers, independent athletes, or groups of independent athletes. School programs are those that are affiliated with a specific school or school district.

An LTP coordinator is an individual that volunteers to receive vital participation and registration information from the Special Olympics Louisiana office. That information is distributed to all coaches in their program. Each LTP must elect an LTP Coordinator. An LTP Coordinator has many responsibilities that include:

  • Completing and returning required forms for athlete participation within competition registration deadlines.
  • Receiving and distributing all information to the appropriate coaches within his/her program.
  • Informing the Special Olympics Louisiana office of any changes to his/her program information.

These are just a few of the responsibilities of an LTP Coordinator.

After properly completing the LTP Registration form, an LTP Coordinator is placed on an email distribution list. He/she must check the email submitted on the LTP Registration form regularly. He/she will receive registration instructions throughout the competition season.

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We offer year-round events and community programs across Louisiana. Search our interactive map or calendar to find one near you and register to participate, coach, or volunteer!

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