Leadership Academy spotlight: Valleys Gymnastics - British Gymnastics

Leadership Academy spotlight: Valleys Gymnastics

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In the spotlight this month, we have the Leadership Academy of Valleys Gymnastics Academy. On the 2nd December 2018, 20 of their young leaders aged 11-14 attended a ‘Leaders Workshop’ whereby the content was designed specifically based on feedback given by their very own lead coaches to ensure it was tailored to the young leader’s needs.

The course was delivered in their own facility by Vicky Price, who is one of their team members and an accredited Sports Leaders UK tutor. The focus of their specifically designed course was to cover three main topic areas, and enhance the knowledge of the young leaders before moving further into their Leadership Academy work:

1. The role / expectations of a young leader
2. Rules around jewellery / clothing etc
3. The young leader role within the warm up and basic activity stations

All the young people who participated in this workshop are currently volunteering within beginners recreational and development sessions across the Valleys Gymnastics Academy venues. The young leaders, having successfully completed the workshop will now progress to the Welsh Gymnastics Sports Leaders qualification and work with mentors within their session to begin the Leadership Academy Bronze level.

Well done to all young leaders who took part, and good luck with your future qualifications. We can’t wait to hear all about your development and experiences.