Assistant Gymnastics Coach
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The Pickaway County YMCA is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Assistant Coach to provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation for participants in the gymnastics team program. Our team practices are Mon-Thurs from 5-8. Meets are between October-April and National meet is in July. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, and experience in gymnastics and coaching - must be able to demonstrate gymnastic team coach skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:
Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
Provide assistance to the head coach for the gymnastics team as a YMCA Program. This includes incorporating the values of equal participation, family involvement, working toward individual goals, keeping winning in perspective, teaching fair play and good sportsmanship, and working with the whole person - spirit, mind, and body.
Leads by example while adhering to YMCA policies, and being a role model both in the Y and outside of it.
Assists in the assessment of each gymnast and provides them with appropriate instruction and competitive event assignments (minimum of one event per athlete for a scheduled meet).
Provides instruction, coaching and feedback to all gymnasts during practices and meets that reflects the belief statements of YMCA competitive gymnastics.
Assists in the development of the practice workout regimens to be used for each skill level group.
Builds effective, authentic relationships with gymnasts and their parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
Works with the head coach and youth development director to develop practice and meet schedules in accordance with YMCA of Central Ohio guidelines; considerations for schedules include balancing needs of the team program with the general membership of the Y.
Conveys information about gymnastics team programs and schedules to gymnasts and parents.
Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, meet results, team records, qualifying times, etc.
Assists in submitting all gymnastics meet results (home and away) to the gymnastics team coordinator and submits results of home meets to appropriate league representative.
In coordination with the youth development director and head coach, ensures that gymnasts’ individual accounts are being accurately credited/debited for payments/charges. Ensures that regular statements are provided to each gymnast.
Coordinates with the head coach and youth development director to secure necessary supplies needed to host home gymnastics meets; this includes but is not limited to: timing devices and equipment, concessions to be sold that meet the YMCA nutritional guidelines, team line-up sheets, heat sheets for sale (invitational only).
Remains current in knowledge of, and operates within YMCA gymnastics rules and regulations.
Attends league meetings, staff meetings and trainings and special events as scheduled.
Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
Organizes and puts away equipment used in practices and meets. Reports damaged equipment.
Must be at least 18 years of age; have high school diploma; experience in gymnastics team and coaching; knowledge of skill and gymnastics development.
Must complete state-mandated concussion training immediately and keep certification current (renews every 3 years).
Certifications: American Red Cross CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and O2 certification.
Must be able to demonstrate gymnastics team coach skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
* Certifications: American Red Cross CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, AED, O2 certification and concussion training that meets state standards (renews every 3 years).