Volunteer Coach Inspires Special Olympic Athletes

Jackson Seedott, 20, has been a volunteer coach for a Special Olympics floor hockey team, the Mount Pleasant Blue Jays, for two years.  He also attends Central Michigan University as a full time student double majoring in Special Education and English.  Seedott gained an interest in working with individuals with special needs at an early point in his life through his mother who is a special education teacher.

Since working with the Blue Jays, Jackson has been able to see a lot of potential in each and every athlete. He strives to help them realize everything they are capable of and uses a balanced coaching style of pushing the individuals while also supporting them.  This video includes footage from a practice held on November 16, 2012 at Mary Mcguire Elementary school.  The team was focused on preparing for a state tournament the following day.

UPDATE:  The Blue Jays won their state competition on November 17th in Lansing, MI.

Advertisements

About a1garst

I am a Photojournalism student at Central Michigan University. This blog is used to document my journey through my Online Journalism class.
This entry was posted in Interviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s