Gymnastics Foundations Program
The Gymnastics Foundations Program is comprised of 3 separate course components (Foundations Introduction, Foundations Theory & Foundations Sports Specific) for new coaches looking to begin their National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training. Coaches must register for an NCCP number in The Locker by creating a profile before their first NCCP course (Foundations Introduction).
Foundations course registration will close 5 business days prior to the start of the course. Late registrations will be added to a waitlist. Coaches must contact the Education Program Manager directly in order to register for any NCCP course within the same week of the start date. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.
Coaches must attend the full course to receive course credit.
Coaches must be a minimum 15 years of age to register for any Foundations course.
Coaches must have a valid GO Membership (coach or CIT) in the same season the course takes place.
Foundations Introduction, followed by Foundations Theory, must both be completed before a coach may attend any Foundations Sports Specific course. If the Foundations Introduction and Theory courses are offered over the same weekend in reverse order, coaches may register for both courses. There is no required wait time between Foundations courses.
The Foundations training program takes a "hands off" approach to coaching. Coaches taking this training will learn the importance of drills and circuits to build strength, confidence and skill. They should be readily available to safety spot, should the athlete require assistance. Coaches are encouraged to explore different ways to coach, that do not rely on spotting. An athlete should never perform a skill that they are not physically and mentally prepared to do.
A valid [unique] personal email should be recorded during the registration process in order to receive all future email communications from Gymnastics Ontario and gain access to the Learning Management System (LMS), should this apply.
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