Coaching Waiver Application - British Gymnastics

Coaching Waiver Application

Objective of Waiver:

A Coaching Waiver can be applied for by a club where they have a specific short term need to continue a particular gymnastics activity in the absence of a coach in that discipline or at the correct level. We understand that issues occur in clubs and you need our support to keep your classes running. This could be, for example, because a coach has left the club or has a short term illness or injury that is preventing them from coaching. The Coaching Waiver is not designed to cover long term situations, provide permanent cover to any coach or enable out-of-discipline competition entries.  If a long term issue occurs please contact Customer Support and we will assist you in achieving a more permanent solution.

All applications will be considered on an individual basis and decisions will be based on a number of factors including the British Gymnastics insurance policy requirements, health and safety considerations, the needs of the club and, most importantly, the safety of the participants. 

The outcome of an application will be notified to the club and, if successful, will provide specific detail about the length of time the waiver covers, plus any specific caveats, restrictions or instructions.

Please check the following criteria before applying for a coaching waiver: (please do not complete an application without the criteria already in place)
Over 18 years of age
Hold current British Gymnastics membership
Has an approved DBS criminal records check
Current Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate
Holds a level 1 Gymnastics Award in Coaching Gymnastics (or recognised equivalent qualification) for a minimum of 3 months.

If any of the coaches do not meet these pre-requisites the application will be automatically declined.

Please be aware that this is not a waiver for Safeguarding and Protecting Children award required by coaches. If you need an SPC Waiver, please click here to download the form

Please ensure that you allow a minimum of 5 working days for a waiver to approved.


Club Details

This form must be completed by the Club Secretary or the named Head Coach  



Name of Club Secretary/Head Coach