Gymnastics Coaches and Instructor Responsibilities

To develop and run world class training program to continuously produce local, state regional, national and international level competitors and champions.

  • To identify, recruit and train potential team prospects.
  • To develop and research ideal training program.
  • To codify program and track and evaluate.
  • To provide unlimited gymnastic opportunities for gymnasts, training and competition for every level.
  • To maintain national and international level coaching skills.

Feed Gymnasts into the System

Our gym will best succeed when we get as many as possible, as young as possible gymnasts into our gymnastics instruction programs. We want to keep them for as many years as possible in ever increasingly higher level and higher time commitments in our higher priced programs.

Work to Improve Every Gymnast – They Might Become the Best

It is your responsibility to work at improving each gymnast in the program and keeping them in the program so they may reach their highest level of potential.

Create a Positive Gym Environment

Greet each student and parent you see in the gym with a smile.

Set Agreed Upon Written Gym Goals

Set written summer, fall and competition season team goals. Post the team goals.

Set Individual Goals for Team Gymnasts

Your gymnastics instruction program should include setting written individual optional gymnast goals. Share individual goals with gymnast and parent. Agree on goals. Set individual target dates and goals to be accomplished.

Plan Every Practice

Plan every practice. Have information and pre-prepared workout for each optional gymnast and gymnastics level available. Your planning time is part of your job responsibilities.

Reevaluate Progress and Plan Daily

Establish a planning period every morning or evening. Evaluate progress towards goals and the importance of tasks, rank them and fit them into the next day’s hourly schedule. (Day Planner – Daily or Weekly style.)

Track Progress and Consistency

Track gymnast’s skill and routine consistency and adapt practice to maximize improvement.

Make a Step of Progress Every Day with Every Gymnast

Your responsibility as a coach is to teach them something new every day and every class. Review basics, review last week’s new skills, teach a new skill.

Review, Practice, Prepare for the Future

Everyday possible teach on three levels. Review basics, work at their current level and teach new, future optional skill.

Vary Practices

When a gymnast has done the same things in class over and over again each week, the gymnast will lose interest. Every class should be different and every effort should be made to do different things each week. Different warm-ups, different skills, different event rotation, contests, competitions, use of different matting (up, down inclines, over obstacles, etc.).

Build Strong Gymnastics Basics

Our basic premise is that a high level of tumbling and acrobatic skills utilizing correct technique is developed first and then transferred back to all the gymnastics events. Strength and flexibility, bar skills, and choreography are the other prime ingredients.

High Expectations Not Imprecations

The gym’s coaching style of training is daily step by step progress at each individual’s own rate. High expectations but not high pressure.

Teach Them Everything You Know

The gym’s system of training would be better classified as encyclopedic – teach them everything rather than the same skills over and over or a just a few specific skills.

Closely Coach All Aspects of Practice

Closely monitor warm-ups and conditioning. Practice begins on time and with warm-ups. It is part of your job to be coaching during them.

Encourage Gymnasts in Building their Strength

Encourage gymnasts to improve and excel at strength and conditioning by praising hard work, recognition of accomplishments and the setting of personal and gym records in your gymnastics strength training program. Post gym strength and conditioning records.

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