HESSTON — Hesston College recently played host to Special Olympics coaching clinics for basketball and soccer led by Andrew Stauffer, volunteer certified Special Olympics basketball and soccer coach. 

"Both the Men's Basketball and Women's Soccer teams demonstrated many drills as our coaches looked on," said Joey Schmidt, coach of Special Olympics teams in Harvey County. "Also, we have been lucky enough to have the women's soccer team come to our first soccer practice of the season and put on a clinic for our team the last three years."

During the clinics, Stauffer made classroom presentations on philosophy, theory and practice drills for basketball and soccer, then worked with Larks men's basketball players and women's soccer players to demonstrate drills and modifications. More than 40 coaches from south central Kansas attended the clinics which were open to all Kansas coaches. All Special Olympics coaches must attend a face-to-face clinic in order to be certified.