Within coaching there are two forms of education, Formal Coaching Courses and Continued Professional Development. Southampton Gymnastics are proud to announce that we have two new schemes running to support, encourage and further educate its present and future new coaches. We also recognise that different coaches need education in different areas of gymnastics to make the most of being the best they can, whether it be recreational coaching, development or elite pathway.
Formal Coach Education Scheme
Gaining British Gymnastics Coaching Awards can be an expensive business and we recognise not everybody has the finance to be able to start on the coaching path or indeed move up the ladder. As such any new or existing coach can apply to the scheme to have their coaching course paid for up front. In return for the clubs initial investment, the candidate can either nominate voluntary hours within their present working hours (if they are presently an employee) or dedicate a specified amount of voluntary hours per week if you are a volunteer or a new coach applying to work at Southampton Gymnastics (Terms and Conditions Apply). We look forward to supporting coaching careers through this new scheme.
Continued Professional Development Scheme
Having achieved a recognised British Gymnastics Coaching Award, Southampton Gymnastics then continue to provide present and new coaches with workshops, clinics, literature and support. In order for the coaches to feel they are getting the most they can within the area of gymnastics they work, we have three strands of support:
1, Recreational Gymnastics: Workshops, Badge Schemes and Literature
2, Centre Coaches: Coach Education Resources, Badge Scheme and Clinics
3, Elite Coaching: Clinics, Club Visits, Educational Material
For all three areas of continued education, the resources, clinics and badge schemes will be delivered and presented by recognised experts in their field.
So whether your a coach of long standing, an interested new coach starting in their career, an enthusiastic coaching volunteer or a parent interested in coaching, there is something for everyone at Southampton Gymnastics.