Development Opportunities for Coaches and Administrators

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, GymSchool 2017, Midlands, Regional, South Island

gymschool-2017-logoFor GymSchool 2017 we have added a wide range of workshops to run alongside the accredited coaching courses being delivered. These workshops have been developed based on feedback throughout the year from coaches and club managers, and reflect a growing desire among coaches to develop their skills within the coaching level they are at as well as progressing through the traditional coach pathway.

There is some excellent international talent running these workshops, including Mary Wright who has coached US Olympians and World Championship teams and is very comprehensive in developing training programmes. And Terry Walker, ex-Head Team Coach at the World Champions Centre in Texas, home of Simone Biles. This is a brilliant opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business.

The workshops are designed to offer learning opportunities both within and across codes for example:

Workshop 1 – 9.00-10.30 am (Saturday – option 2)
NZ Gymsports Championships coachingHandstand and extension skills – Alexandra Koudinova
Nailing the handstand, plus extensions – pivots, presses
Also an artistic Junior Module, but can also be used for AER as a base for teaching other acro skills. Coaches working in the lower competitive programme and advanced recreation classes will also find this useful.

Find more information and registration forms – registration closes 5pm Tuesday 13 December.

Workshop 2 – 10.45 am – 12.15 pm (Saturday – option 1)
Spotting SOS – Terry Walker
Spotting a range of intermediate/senior skills with an emphasis on flyaways.
With a flyaway being added back into STEP/Level 6 this will help with coaches wanting to know hands on spotting. Can be adapted for other skills as well if we know in advance. Many many coaches have been asking for more support with spotting so this is a great opportunity to focus on this.

Find more information and registration forms – registration closes 5pm Tuesday 13 December.

Development Opportunities for Club Administrators
paperwork overloadOffered for the first time in 2017, the Administrator Workshops are for club managers, committee members and administrators who deal with the day to day running of a club. The workshops are a professional development opportunity, focussing on administration best practices and processes. Workshops will be delivered by external facilitators.

One day only – Sunday 15 January 2017

Workshop topics include:

  • HR Basics – Holiday pay, maternity/parental, types of contract, annual leave, health and safety obligations as an employer, minimum wage
  • Recruitment 101 – Writing a job description and advertisement, interviewing, reference checking
  • Performance Management – How to build staff development plans, setting goals and KPIs, annual plans, performance managing and managing poor performance
  • Management Styles – What kind of manager are you? How to best engage your staff
  • Networking

Find more information and registration forms – registration closes 5pm Tuesday 13 December.