'Grow Your Own Coaches' Programme

Strategy for retaining members and developing coaches

 
Two of the most common challenges gymnastic and trampoline club owners will tell you they face are:
1) Recruiting coaches.
2) Keeping older members motivated and retaining them as they get older

Gymnastic Britannia, in association with ReboundTherapy.org has developed the 'Grow Your Own coaches™' programme to offer a solution to these challenges.
We have introduced a pathway of courses that gymnasts and prospective coaches can start taking from the age of 13. 
By encouraging your teenage members to enrol on the courses in this pathway, you can keep them motivated, retain them as members as they get older, and help them develop into your coaches for the future. 
As they work through the pathway, you give them the opportunity to gain recognised coaching certificates and to use their skills to help out in classes other than their own; maybe with the incentive of a small payment which would rise with each course taken.
This offers them a structured pathway to becoming a fully qualified, paid coach at the age of 18, and a valuable member of your club's team.

The Trampoline scheme is now fully developed and available now.
The Gymnastics scheme will be fully developed and available by November.

Trampoline
Age 13: Trampoline Development Scheme Assessor Part 1. This will validate the candidate to assist a qualified coach by assessing children for grades 1 to 3 of the Winstrada trampoline development programme. ONLINE / DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE with video assessment. (No theory assessment.) Fee: £112 plus vat
This course can be booked here.

Age 14:  Trampoline Development Scheme Assessor Part 2. This will validate the candidate to assist a qualified coach by assessing children for grades 6 to 8 of the Winstrada trampoline development programme.  ONLINE / DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE with video assessment. (No theory assessment.) Fee: £112 plus vat.
(Prerequisite for this course is the Trampoline Development Scheme Assessor Part 1.)
This course can be booked
here.

Age 15: Assistant Trampoline Coach Part 1. This will validate the candidate to assist with coaching beginners up to grade 3 of the Winstrada trampoline development programme, including pre-school classes and Rebound Therapy sessions. THIS IS THE FULL REBOUND THERAPY COURSE - EITHER IN HOUSE, OPEN OR ONLINE.
(Prerequisite for this course is the Trampoline Development Scheme Assessor Part 2.)
This course can be booked here.

Age 16: Assistant Trampoline Coach Part 2. This will validate the candidate to assist with coaching intermediates up to grade 8 of the Winstrada trampoline development programme. THIS IS THE REBOUND PLUS COURSE - EITHER IN HOUSE OR OPEN.
(Prerequisite for this course is the Assistant Trampoline Coach Part 1.)
This course can be booked here

Age 17: Assistant Trampoline Coach Part 3.  This will validate the candidate to assist with coaching up to grade 10 of the Winstrada trampoline development programme. 
THIS IS THE AUTHORITY SPORTS (BEYOND REBOUND) COURSE - EITHER IN HOUSE OR OPEN.
(Prerequisites are the assistant trampoline coach parts 1 and 2.)
This course can be booked here.

Age 18: Fully qualified Trampoline coach. If the Assistant trampoline coach Part 3 has been completed, and less than three years have passed since completing the Assistant Trampoline Coach Part 1. the candidate will automatically  be validated to run, unassisted,, classes up to grade 10 of the Winstrada trampoline development programme. This includes pre-school classes and  Rebound Therapy. 
If three years or more have passed since completing Assistant Trampoline Coach Part 1, 2 or 3, an online refresher course is taken and then new certificates will be issued.