Xcel Bronze/Silver Team Coach and Advanced Recreational 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 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.
Alpha Gymnastics also has competitive opportunities for USA-Gymnastics Men’s and Women’s J.O. and XCEL women.
ABOUT THIS POSITION Our recreational coaches teach boys or girls the fundamentals of gymnastics as well as basic shapes, conditioning, and flexibility. Recreational students also learn good form body awareness and increase fitness through conditioning. Coaches will teach classes that are commensurate with their knowledge of skills and ability to break them down and spot. Our advanced recreational staff also coach the Bronze and Silver divisions for those girls who want a competitive experience but are not ready or do not want to put in the time of the J.O. gymnasts.
Classes are for ages 5-18.
The ideal coach is crazy about gymnastics and working with kids! Loves to be in the gym and play and loves the success of watching someone learn a new skill. They also love competition and would like to teach routines and lead girls through a competitive experience.
GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS
Easily communicates with children or adolescence.
Enjoys teaching a routine and how to perform
Can break down basic skills into parts and recognizes why a student needs help.
Willing to think out of the box.
Is firm but patient and can teach class behavior skills as well as gymnastics and loves conditioning.
Loves good gymnastics and watching students perform.
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 from focus skills.
Prepared to check skills off when students master the skills and not just to please them but when they are ready and physically prepared to perform.
Can create a simple routine from basic elements.
Breaking down skills into basic parts.
Recognizes students have different learning styles.
Communicating with parents about their child’s progress.
Always using safe practices and 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.
Remain current on safety and new techniques and teaching pedagogy.
Coaching gymnasts at a local through state competition.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
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.
Gymnasts continues to improve performance for competitions.
Willing to help where needed.
Knows the XCEL competitive rules and becomes familiar with Rules and policies.
CANDIDATE PROFILE AND REQUIREMENTS
Here’s the kind of person we’re looking for to fill this role:
You are passionate about gymnastics and love to be in the gym.
Love working with kids and can be silly and laugh at yourself.
Experience working with children and enjoys learning.
Has a gymnastics background. (Former competitive gymnast or similar experience.)
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 child motivated to learn.
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.
Love to use your creativity and make up routines.
You are as excited as the student learn a new skill.
You have an attitude of consistently bettering yourself.
You can provide great references.
Recreational classes 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.
Other hours are available through events such as Birthday Parties, Parent’s Night Out, Private Lessons, and camps, and supervision of Open Gyms.
Gymnastics competitions are generally on weekends Friday through Sunday.