Intro to... Coaching

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Intro to... Coaching

Intro to... Coaching

Intro to… courses are a great way for you to get involved with the world of gymnastics.

This course offers you the exciting chance to begin your coaching journey. You will learn about the fundamentals skills of being a coach and how to apply these skills within a gymnastics environment. 

You will learn the roles and responsibilities of a coach, develop a basic understanding of the technicalities of gymnastics, and understand the role of a helper within coaching sessions.

This course will allow you to develop a better understanding of gymnastics and the many exciting opportunities on offer. 

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Who is this Aimed at:

This course is designed by and for 11 – 17 year olds who wish to support, develop, learn and progress within gymnastics.

Pre Requisites:

Learners must be at least 11 years old on the first day of the course.

What To Expect:

An informative course around the fundamentals of being a coach and being able to apply the fundamentals in a gymnastics environment.

Delivery Method:

Three hours – classroom based and some practical elements.

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

No participants are required.

Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

No mentor is required.

What Resources Are Included:



£26 for British Gymnastics members, £33 for non-members.*

*additional charges may occur depending on venue costs. 


By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Identify the role and qualities of a coach
  • Understand the role of a helper in a gymnastics environment
  • Understand safety considerations
  • Understand the basic technicalities of gymnastics

The Role and Qualities of a Coach:

  • Coach's impact
  • The good and poor coach
  • Technical and personal attributes
  • The definition of a coach

The Role of a Helper:

  • The coaching pathway
  • Coaching roles and responsibilities
  • The helper's role

Safety in the Gym:

  • Duty of care
  • Hazards
  • Accidents and incidents
  • Good practice in the gym

Gymnastic Activities:

  • Ways to communicate
  • Feedback and motivation
  • Warm ups
  • Basic skills
  • Body preparation
  • Cool downs

Assessment Method:

On course assessment with opportunity to develop further.

How Long Until I Am Fully Qualified:

Certificate of attendance will be issued at the end of the course.

When Is My Assessment:

Throughout the course.

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