Special Olympics wishes to thank the professionals, volunteers, coaches and athletes who helped in the production of the Floor Hockey Coaching Guide. They have helped fulfill the mission of Special Olympics: to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics welcomes your ideas and comments for future revisions of this guide. We apologize if, for any reason, an acknowledgement has been inadvertently omitted.
Kara Capaldo, Special Olympics Northern California
Chris Day, Special Olympics, Inc. Floor Hockey Sport Resource Team
Jim Day, Special Olympics, Inc. Floor Hockey Technical Delegate
Randy Klein, Special Olympics Northern California
Dave Lenox, Special Olympics, Inc.
Chris Logan, Special Olympics New York
Nancy Logan, Special Olympics New York
Ryan Murphy, Special Olympics, Inc.
Special Thanks To the Following for All of Your Help and Support
Floyd Croxton, Special Olympics, Inc., Athlete
Neal Johnson, President & CEO, Special Olympics New York
Karla Sirianni, Special Olympics, Inc.
Kellie Walls, Special Olympics, Inc.
Paul Whichard, Special Olympics, Inc.
Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics North America
Video Clips Starring Athletes from Special Olympics New York
Jeffrey Adelson- # 10
Aaron Beccarelli- # 20
Jonathon Beccarelli- # 24
Meryl Brown- # 1
Joseph (Joey) Calarco- # 14
Michael Costello- # 22
Richard (Rich) Downey- # 2
John Gianakourous- # 13
Michael Hatley- # 5
Shane Holman- # 30
Danielle Orlandi- # 15
Stacey Risko- # 23
Angel Rivera- # 3
Richard (Richie) Rosen- # 11
Kimberley VanSlyck- # 12
Albert Beccarelli- Coach