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Parkour / Ninja / Free Running Coach


Alpha Gymnastics
Alpha Gymnastics is a gymnastics school that teaches students of all levels from 12 months to adults. Other programs include tramp and tumbling, ninja, and WFPF Parkour.

Alpha Gymnastics has been a school since 1995 and over the years the name has changed with different ownership. Alpha has resided in the current location since 2009.

This past year Alpha Gymnastics embraced the WFPF programs. This is a new program to the Northwest, and we are the first to build this international program and our goal is to help build the recreational and competitive programs.

WFPF Mission and Philosophy can be found by following this link:


WFPF parkour, free running, and ninja coaches are ready to move fast through obstacles and break barriers to exciting movement and freedom.  They are disciplined and always put safety first while teaching their students.  They are alive and exciting and want to find new ways of seeing their environment, to be pathfinders for their students as they overcome whatever obstacles seem to be standing between them, and where they dream of going.

Classes are for ages 5-15.

The ideal coach is crazy about moving through obstacles and passionate about discovering new ways to mover over and under any obstacle put in their way.  They have good communication skills and breakdown skills and instructions for the safety of their students to participate. They are quick on their feet and in their mind to solve any problem in front of them.


  • Easily communicates with children or adolescence.
  • Likes to move fast!
  • Creative and likes to build courses with obstacles to move through and over.
  • Willing to think out of the box.
  • Is firm but patient and can teach class behavior skills that will keep students safe.
  • Excited to build a program that is new and exciting!
  • Always willing to learn new techniques.
  • Always setting a good example of behavior and know that they will be a role model of their students.


1. Preparation

  • Arriving early to set class up and prepared to start class on time.
  • Knowing your class and developing a lesson plan that works for the individual needs.
  • Must become certified as an instructor of WFPF.
  • Skill testing and administration of students
  • Preparing an obstacle course for each class to master each month.

2. Coaching

  • Breaking down skills into basic parts.
  • Recognizes students have different learning styles.
  • Communicating with parents about their child’s progress.
  • Keeping online records up-to-date for students and parents.
  • Always teaching safe practices and safety rules of the gym.
  • Directing class around the gym in a safe manner and following the rotations schedule.
  • At the end of class cleaning up stations and putting them away.
  • Taking roll and keeping up with students’ progress records.

3. Additional Responsibilities

  • Setting up and cleaning up circuits and teaching tools.
  • Maintain roll each day and keeping skills list checked off and current as the students’ progress.
  • If absent let lead supervisor know ahead of time and make sure you find an appropriate sub and get approval.
  • Attend staff meetings and coaching development classes and seek new certifications.
  • Remain current on safety and new techniques and teaching pedagogy.
  • Dress professionally as a professional coach of WFPF.


  • On time and prepared for class each day.
  • Evaluates and progresses students.
  • Maintains class enrollment and student retention.
  • Communicates well with students, parents, and co-workers.
  • Strong desire for students to learn and progress and move to the next level.
  • Willing to help where needed.


Here’s the kind of person we’re looking for to fill this role:

  • You are passionate about moving and teaching.
  • Love working with kids and can be silly and laugh at yourself.
  • Experience working with children and enjoys learning.
  • Has experience with parkour, free running, and or ninja. (training will be available)
  • Is a self-starter and motivated and can say “I get to go to the gym today!”
  • You are not late to meetings or to class.
  • You understand that you represent the gym, our program, and your students. You are a role model.
  • You are a natural and committed learner with the ability to be independent and self-sufficient and willing to learn from others.
  • You are resourceful. Ask questions and want to learn more and seek out information. Always looking for better and new ways to teach and keep a student motivated to learn and move.
  • You have a strong work ethic and a “how can I reach this child to help them learn?” attitude and are willing to ask for suggestions or help.
  • You are a team player who focuses on the success of the entire organization.
  • You are organized and can keep the attention of wondering minds.
  • You are as excited as the student learn a new skill and master new obstacles.
  • You have an attitude of consistently bettering yourself.
  • You can provide great references.


  • WFPF classes and open gyms are taught primarily in the late afternoons and evenings during the school year and on Saturday mornings.  During the summer sometimes morning or camps may be taught during daytime hours for camps. 
  • Other hours are available through events such as Birthday Parties, Parent’s Night Out, Private Lessons, and camps, and supervision of Open Gyms.