Put a fun twist on working in the fitness industry! Being a gymnastics coach is a rewarding and exciting career pathway for anyone who loves sport and working with children! Forget sitting at a desk from 9 to 5 and instead spend your day in the gym helping your students learn incredible tricks and improve their physical strength!
At the Y Gymnastics, we support our coaches to expand their teaching skillset and develop as fitness professionals, from beginner, to intermediate and experienced coaches. Most importantly, we strive to be a supportive workplace so that you will love coming to work each and every day!
The YMCA Gymnastics Junior Coach Development Program aims to develop quality young coaches by opening up opportunities to young people between 14 – 19 years of age. By joining the program, you will get paid while you learn and gain your qualifications!
Lead little learners in song, dance and play! KinderGym coaches help children aged from 6 months to 5 years to develop motor skills and confidence!
You don’t need to be an expert gymnast to run KinderGym classes, as the program focuses on teaching children simple development skills like running, jumping, swinging and rolling. This role is ideal for beginner coaches, recently graduated gymnastics students or experienced coaches who love working with young children.
You get to be a big kid yourself planning entertaining, colourful and creative activities that teach children good coordination and movement skills. The role of a KinderGym coach involves:
Recreational gymnastics coaches teach children the core positions, correct form and practice skills for the beam, bars, floor, rings, trampoline and more!
The Y’s recreational gymnastics program, called Y Steps, encourages children to simply enjoy gymnastics, learn at their own pace and have loads of fun!
This is where you come in – it’s the coach’s job to:
Our competitive coaches know gymnastics and have the fulfilling job of transforming gymnasts into amazing athletes. The Y’s competitive program is offered to children from 7 years of age right through to high school.
Competitive coaches work intensively with gymnasts to prepare them for events by choreographing and perfecting routines across all apparatus. At the Y, we don’t just celebrate winning medals, we celebrate when gymnasts try their best, demonstrate determination and display good sportsmanship.
Competitive coaches are responsible for:
Gymnastics classes run Monday to Saturday weekly. The Y accommodates the personal availability of coaches, meaning you can run 1 or 2 classes a week... or many!
Classes can be anywhere from 45-minutes through to 3-hours long, depending on the age of the children and the complexity of the class.
In addition to joining a supportive, inclusive and community-focused workplace, the Y also offers staff benefits including free gym membership, counselling services, discounted private health and more.
Good news — you don’t have to be a Level 10 gymnast to become a coach! An interest and some experience in gymnastics go a long way. To join the Y as a Gymnastics coach, you simply need:
Coach at one of our seven South East Queensland gymnasiums: Acacia Ridge, Bowen Hills, Caloundra, Jamboree Heights, Mango Hill, Stafford or Victoria Point.
Gymnastics coaching can be a rewarding long-term career, and the Y is committed to supporting those who want to develop professional coaching skills. The Y offers training and development sessions, and we enjoy seeing our beginner and intermediate coaches progress to teaching more senior classes.
KinderGym, Y Steps (recreational), Competitive, Rhythmic, Ninja and Adult classes.
Yes! Coaches can teach a mix of KinderGym, Steps or Competitive (depending on their experience), and even some of our unique classes like Ninja and Adult.
The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands we work upon and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. More information.