As with all sports, Gymnastics has a recognised and approved Training and Accreditation program for both Coaches and Judges. Gymnastics Queensland is responsible for delivering training courses, workshops and athlete clinics across the State. These training and accreditation programs ensure that those working with gymnasts have met and hold the necessary competencies with respect to skill development, growth & development, sports safety, injury management, planning and a whole lot more.
There is a high demand for both coaches and judges within the sport and the Australian Government also recognises the important role these officials play in providing a safe, learning and fun environment for all gymnastics. With this in mind a National Coach & Judge Accreditation scheme was established by the government over 20 years ago, known as the National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) and National Official Accreditation Scheme (NOS). This initiative of the Australian Government ensures that the training programs of sports, including Gymnastics, met industry standards and coaches/judges have the opportunity to apply their learning across other sports as well.
The NCAS & NOAS schemes are a progressive education program that offers, education, training and nationally recognised accreditation that publicly validates the achievement of minimum competency. In the main each accreditation level incorporates three (3) key steps, being:-
- Training - attendance at formal courses
- Assessment - demonstrating your competencies
- Experience - completion of practical coaching (or judging) hours
The content of each course level is relevant to the level of coaching/judging that you are doing. For example, Level 1 includes introductory training in the areas of Gymnastic Movement Patterns, Foundational skills, Role of the Coach, Safety, Communication, Group Management and Planning to name a few. The training program is relevant to those coaches working with beginner gymnasts in any Gymsport. While Level 2 provides more specific training and expands training across the areas of Intermediate Gym Skills, Mechanical Principles of Movement, Planning and Sports Science. This more advanced training program is designed for coaches working within the lower competitive levels and who may take gymnasts through to Regional or State level competition.
Regardless of your Gymsport interest, or the level of program you may be coaching there will be a training program right for you. Check out dates and venues on the Calendar page then find your application on the Forms page.
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