The Philosopy Behind the Course
English Gymnastics (EG) is keen to encourage people of all ages, gender an ethnic origins to volunteer to help in the organisation and running of gymnastics and trampoline clubs and extra curricular sessions in schools.
There are many benefits for volunteers including:
The Helpers' Award Aims
Whilst the Helpers' Award is not a coaching qualification, it does give an introduction into the skills and attributes required to be a gymnastics or trampoline coach. The main objectives of the Helpers' Award are:
The Helpers' Award is aimed at:
The minimum age for candidates to attend the award is 14 years (discretion can be used by the tutor for mature candidates under 14 years). It is not necessary for canditates on the Helpers' Award to have any prior involvement or knowledge of gymnastics.
The Helpers' Award is a 6 hour theory and practical course that can be completed in 1 whole day, or 2 x 3 hour sessions, or 3 x 2 hours sessions. Participants will receive an attendance letter and those who wish to obtain the Helpers' Award certificcate will be required to complete a period of post course experience under the supervision of a Helper Co-ordinator.
Helpers' Award Five Step Plan
There are five steps to achieving the English Gymnastics Helpers' Award
Interested in the Helpers' Award then contact English Gymnastics or one of the tutors listed.