The Coaching Staff of the Prince George Gymnastics Club will introduce and develop the sport of gymnastics in a manner that encourages each athlete to reach his/her full potential in a safe, healthy, and positive environment.
Athletes will be encouraged to reach their full potential by:
Athletes will be kept safe by:
Athletes will be kept healthy by:
A positive environment will be fostered by:
Coaches Code of Ethics:
All coaches will sign and adhere to the COACHING CODE OF CONDUCT issued by the Coaches Association of B.C., in addition to the following:
Employee Duties and Policies
Coaches are not to work on statutory holidays. Recreational coaches are not to work during Spring/Winter breaks unless scheduled by coordinator.
Safety and Gym Checklist
The gym safety checklist must be completed by an appointed set-up coach once per week. All coaches are to check over any equipment they will using with their classes before going on equipment. Any defects or faults in the equipment must be immediately reported to a Senior Staff member.
Accident Forms and First Aid Policies
There is to be a coach with First Aid certification present in the gym at all training times. In the event of an injury coaches are to assess whether First Aid treatment is necessary. In these cases coaches are to refer the injured party to another coach with First Aid certification, or relegate responsibility for their class to another coach while they perform the necessary First Aid treatment. The coach performing First Aid will determine if hospital attention is necessary.
In all cases of accidents and/or injuries an accident report form must be filled out. These are available at the gym office. All incidents must also be reported to a Coordinator or the Head Coach.
Report Card Writing Guidelines
All Recreational Coaches must complete report cards for each class participant at the conclusion of each recreational session by the date indicated by the Recreational Coordinators. These report cards are to reviewed by the Recreational Coordinators.
Recreational or Kindernastic athletes who demonstrate strong work ethics and considerable ability are to be reported to the Head Coach or a Coordinator. Families are not to be informed of potential advancement into the competitive program by anyone but the Head Coach or a Program Coordinator.
All Recreational Coaches must have a lesson plan for each class. These are to be obtained from the Program Coordinators, or written by the coaches themselves. In the case of the latter, lesson plans are to be approved by one of the Recreational Coordinators.
Failure to abide by any of the above can result in referral to the Board of Directors, suspension from coaching duties, and possible dismissal.