Young Leaders Programme

Our Young Leaders

Our Young Leaders are a group of volunteers, usually gymnasts (but not always) from around 14 years, who are developing their own skills while volunteering within the Academy.

The programme is run with support and mentoring from one of our senior GFA staff members.

As well as gaining experience in coaching, judging and helping run events, there are a range of training courses which the Young Leaders can attend towards their professional development, and they can progress to full coaching and judging qualifications in due course.

We are pleased to support the programme and our Young Leaders are a valued part of our Academy.


Our Young Leaders will:

* Agree to assist a set class each week

* Arrive on time for their sessions, dressed sensibly with jewellery off
   and any long hair tied back

* Sign in when they arrive each session

* Email/ ask their parents to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
   if they will be off for a session, for example due to illness or a
   school trip

* Lead by example – get stuck in, be enthusiastic

* Be a good role model for our younger gymnasts

* Assist NGA’s coaches

* Learn and display leadership skills

* Learn and display safe supporting techniques for simple
   gymnastics skills

* Be a valued part of #teamnotts

* Be treated with respect by NGA staff

* Treat NGA staff and gymnasts with respect

* Be invited to half-termly Young Leaders meetings where they
  can talk 
and learn with their peer

Our Young Leaders can:

* Ask their mentor coach for advice

* Ask the GFA HOD/AHOD for advice

* Talk to NGA’s Welfare Officers

* Suggest ideas to NGA staff/mentor coach

* Lead warm ups/stretches when they are confident in this

* Attend the BG Intro To Coaching course

* Put their experience as a Young Leader on their CVs

* Ask their mentor coach to sign off their hours for D of E awards
   where appropriate

* Graduate on to take a Level 1 coaching qualification when
   they are old enough



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