| Gymnastics Saskatchewan, in our Strategic and Operational Plans, has made coaching education, certification, recruitment and retention a priority.
In an effort to promote and model our vision to have qualified and certified coaches working with all our athletes, we are pleased to announce that as of September 1st 2013, clinic fees for all Gymnastics Foundations Part 3 (Active Start, Artistic, Rhythmic, and Trampoline), courses will be waived. Coaches will be required to pay the cost of the manual ONLY, and in the case of withdrawal from a course, a $25 admin fee will be charged.
In addition, Gymnastics Foundations Evaluations for all disciplines will be offered at no charge for the upcoming year.
Coaches participating in these free clinics and evaluations must be registered members in good standing with their local club and with Gymnastics Saskatchewan.
Coaches who are not registered members of Gymnastics Saskatchewan and/or are not coaching at a gym in Saskatchewan will be charged the regular fee for Foundations Part 3 courses and their evaluation.
In addition, Foundations Level coaches are eligible for a Coach Development Grant of up to $300 per year. This Grant may be used toward NCCP Foundations courses, travel to NCCP courses, attending non NCCP coaching workshops, and other coach development opportunities.
Level 2 and higher coaches are eligible for a Coach Development Grant of up to $500 per year. This Grant may be used toward NCCP Level 2 and higher courses, travel to NCCP courses, attending non NCCP coaching workshops, and other coach development opportunities.
If you have any questions about the above policy changes and coaching grants please contact the Gymnastics Saskatchewan office at 306-780-9229.
Gymnastics Saskatchewan provides access to coaching development programs for all members to provide safe and educational programs.
For all member clubs, it is a requirement that you have at least one fully certified Gymnastics Foundations or
Level 1 coach in attendance at all club activities.
Gymnastics Saskatchewan guidelines require all coaches in a program to be certified under the National Coaching Education System. The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is developed and implemented through Federal and Provincial (Territorial) Governments, National and Provincial (Territorial) Sport Governing Bodies and the Coaches Association of Canada.
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