COACHING is vital to ensuring that every gymnast reaches their full potential and it is essential that coaches provide participants with the best possible gymnastics experience. Ensuring that sound coaching practices and ethics are implemented is vital to the continued development of gymnastics and sport in general. Therefore, recruiting coaches is extremely important for clubs to operate, develop and grow.
Many coaches starting out are parents, gymnasts, teachers or people from a variety of sporting backgrounds, who want to get more involved and make a difference by helping others to develop, achieve and excel. No experience is necessary to begin coaching and it is possible to get started from as young as 14 years of age (under supervision). Oceania Gymnastics Federations offer face-to-face courses, online (optional) / theory training and support to those wishing to give coaching a go.
Oceania Gymnastics Federations have each adopted Coach Education Pathways to guide the learning process. Additionally, via the Oceania Gymnastics, Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP) Memorandum of Understanding gymnastics coaches will be provided opportunities and encouraged to undertake OSEP training. Link to Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP) Website
To find out more about coaching gymnastics contact your local gymnastics federation or email firstname.lastname@example.org