Coaching the Gymnast in Front of You


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 great coaching 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 and UK Coaching, to support coaches at every level to discover how to be truly person-centred in their coaching. 

The course is 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.

 Jay Runga, Scottish Gymnastics workforce development manager said:

This workshop is a real insight into how to create the best environment possible for your gymnasts to thrive. It got me to re-think 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. 

Club Testimonial

Enigma Gymnastics Club

We recently delivered a session on coaching the gymnast in front of you with Enigma Gymnastics Club in Fife. They shared their thoughts about the session with us, and we've put together the following video to give you an idea of what to expect from the session. If you're interested in having this session delivered in your club, you can contact our team to find out more. 

About The Course

Course Outcomes

  • 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.

For more information about the workshop or when you can join in, email

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