Gymnastics instructors coach gymnasts of all ages in a variety of environments. They may work for a variety of organizations, from health clubs and universities to schools, gyms, and with individuals. Education requirements for the position will vary by employer; some only require experience, while others require a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Instructors at the collegiate level are generally required to take certified courses in safety and risk-management; training in first-aid and CPR are often required, as well. These instructors may work alone or on teams, and the hours may vary greatly depending on the organization.
A gymnastics instructor’s daily responsibilities include: developing instructional programs for students; observing athletes and ensuring the safety of all athletes and instructors; selecting music and choreographing routines; coordinating with athletic directors; contributing to students’ knowledge and overall success; evaluating students and serving as a mentor to students of all levels; maintaining a budget; maintaining accurate and confidential records; various administrative duties; assessing injuries; and, overall, maintaining positive and influential relationships with all involved.
Gymnastics instructors must be well-trained and always willing to learn about new developments. They must also possess expert communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Instructor, Gymnastics Tasks
Set up equipment, and maintain and perform regular safety checks.
Lead warm up.
Work special events.
Teach gymnastics rotations, ensuring the safety and well-being of each child.
Perform student evaluations.