Welcome to the British Gymnastics Mentoring page. Whether you are a mentor or receiving mentoring, you will find useful information to support you here.
What is mentoring?
It is a well-established fact that being a gymnastics coach involves being many things to many people. In addition to being well-versed in delivering great gymnastics sessions, underpinned by well thought out plans, coaches also have an important part to play in helping others.
Mentoring is a widely accepted term for the support and guidance given by an experienced person to another. It's about helping someone to want to develop themselves. It's people centred. It’s about inspiring others and being inspired yourself as a result.
We have designed a great resource for you to use, whether you are a mentor or a mentee. The Mentoring Toolkit provides guidance on how to build great mentor-mentee relationships, suggests topics and activities to complete during your relationship and has an assessment tool to assist in monitoring development. Head over to GymNET, and explore the Coach and Instructor Development section in the Club Support area of the Resource Centre.
Mentoring Case Studies
Explore some real-life good practice examples of how mentoring can be delivered effectively by having a look at the case studies below.