Our coaches ensure that each athlete is well-prepared; mentally and physically – for local, regional, and national competitions, through rigorous daily training sessions.
SM Tanveer is a voluntary coach who has been with Special Olympics Pakistan since 1994. Since then, him and his athletes have participated in three international competitions in Asia and the United States of America. He has assisted in selecting and training athletes in basketball. Not only does he train athletes, but he also professionally trains new incoming coaches in order to help Special Olympics grow and evolve. Tanveer’s energy and enthusiasm allows athletes to learn and play confidently, demonstrating that with strong dedication, there are no limits to what can be achieved.
Coach Gohar has also been a part of Special Olympics Pakistan since 1995 and participated in the 1999 World Games that took place in North Carolina, USA. As a highly qualified professional with a Master of Science in Physical Education, he ensures that athletes thrive under his guidance. Gohar was also instrumental in developing the ‘Coaches Clinic’ in Sindh, which was a successful event held in Karachi, November 2004. He is also currently in the process of writing a book based on the fundamentals of fitness.
Initially starting off as a teacher in Special Education in 1988, Special Olympics Pakistan approached her after the center she worked at played remarkably during the sporting competition held in Islamabad in 1994. This gave her a strong and stable mindset in working with the Special Olympics athletes. One of Rukh Naz’s athlete was selected to participate in the 1995 World Games in USA – who then also won three medals. SOP gave her the opportunity to be a part of the “train a trainer” program and learn different sports too.
Mr. Rashid has been associated with the organization since 1990. He excels in sports and strongly believes that sport gives athletes an excellent foundation from where they can discover their abilities and gain self-confidence, preparing themselves to face greater challenges in life. He his a dedicated volunteer and has participated in the 1991 and 2003 World Games.
Volunteer Coach Beverly Harvey Gives Intensive Training to SOP Athletes in Soccer and Cricket.
Beverly is sports woman and a welcome SOP’s volunteer’s team.
When asked to give an intensive training in Soccer and Cricket,
she readily agreed and devotes her time and energy by giving the
thrill of competition to our athletes suffering from mental
disabilities at the National coaching center twice a week. Since she
loves the games as much as athletes, joy, laughter and the sprit of
competition are felt on the grounds.