Posted on 17/09/2019 in Acrobatic


Scottish Gymnastics is launching a brand-new leadership programme for young people and adults.

The Scottish Gymnastics Leadership award is accredited through Sports Leaders but takes things a step further with two unique modules focusing on understanding self and putting effective leadership into practice

The course is aimed at club members from the age of 12 who are starting their leadership journey and adults who want to help in the club. They will also learn about communication and planning which will give them the skills to lead confidently and competently whether they move into coaching, judging or an administrative role within their club.  

Club business manager, Jacqui Stone, said: “We are the first sports governing body in the UK who is using the award in this way by making it relevant to two audiences and by creating two bespoke modules for our members. 

“It was our clubs who identified a need for a programme to support their young people through leadership training. While we were designing the programme, it became clear it could also be used for adults helping at the club who had not had any formal training. 

“This will become the first core step on our leadership pathway which is for our members to benefit through networking and sharing resources. Having accredited the programme, Sports Leaders really like it and want to use it as an example in conversations with other sports.”

The course will be delivered locally by specially-trained tutors using our new learner logbook and tutor resource. 

We would like to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming a tutor.  You do not need experience in this area as full training will be given so you are confident helping the next generation of leaders. However, the role may suit people who have been through our leadership programmes or tutors in other areas.
The first train the trainer session is being held in Edinburgh on Tuesday 29 October. Please contact to express your interest in being involved.

Once tutors have been trained, we will let clubs know more about the programme so they can organise a course to be held for their members.

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