Coaching the Gymnast in Front of You

Consider this: who are the participants you coach every week? 

You don’t necessarily need to know everyone’s favourite colour or have a deep understanding of their beliefs to coach them effectively. 

But to consistently deliver a #GreatCoaching experience that motivates everyone to keep coming back, you do need to understand and connect with the people who attend your sessions. 

This is the premise of our Coaching the Gymnast in Front of You workshop which has been specially adapted for gymnastics with UK Sport, to support coaches at every level to discover how to be truly person-centred in their coaching. 

An opportunity to hone your people skills and learn from the experts, our workshop will equip you with key person-centred strategies, enabling you to deliver sessions that tap into the feelings, thoughts and motivations of everyone you coach.

Workforce development manager Jay Runga says: “This workshop is a real insight into how to create the best environment possible for your gymnasts to thrive. It got me to rethink some of my current practices in terms of how I connect with the people I coach. I think we often neglect some of the softer skills required to get the best out of your sessions and this workshop pulls all that together.” 

More about the course

•  Discover how to be truly person-centred, putting participants’ feelings, thoughts, ambitions and motivations at the heart of everything you do
•  Coaching is all about people. This workshop will give you a deeper awareness of why great people skills are an intrinsic part of being an effective coach. Ultimately, the more coaches understand and connect with people they coach – by observing, noticing and communicating – the more they will be able to support them and help them thrive.
•  You will explore these three core principles – understand, connect and thrive – in greater detail by engaging in and reflecting on a range of interactive activities that demonstrate how a commitment to taking a genuine interest in the person behind the performer is crucial in developing a lifelong love of sport and physical activity in your participants

> Find out when you can take this workshop

For more information about the workshop or when you can join in, email Jay at jay.runga@scottishgymnastics.org