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
Teach gymnastics rotations, ensuring the safety and well-being of each child.
Perform student evaluations.
Work special events.
Set up equipment, and maintain and perform regular safety checks.
Lead warm up.