Helping to support the next generation of Leaders
What is it? Inspired Gymnastics is working with British Gymnastics and using their exciting programme – MY Leadership Academy to introduce Young Leaders into the various roles and opportunities available within gymnastics.
It is a voluntary group of young people aged 12+ who want to develop their leadership skills. It encourages young leaders to stay within the sport for longer and gives them the opportunity to work with coaches who will supervise and support them when they undertake coaching courses and other generic courses. There are awards, rewards and recognition available at various stages of completion to encourage the leaders to continue to develop.
The programme encourages Leaders to complete five different ‘topic’ areas:
• MY Learning: Leaders are tasked with completing a number of different courses, both generic and sport specific.
• MY Development: Leaders are tasked with identifying a mentor and learning from working alongside them.
• MY Volunteering: Leaders are tasked with volunteering their time at events, and meetings.
• MY Future: Leaders are tasked with producing a development plan and completing their goals.
• MY Project: Leaders are tasked with identifying the needs, and running a project which benefits them/their club.
There are many benefits associated with following the MY Leadership Academy programme; some of these benefits are listed below:
• Develop personal skills
• Improve your CV
• Make new friends
• Learn new skills and how to coach
• Meet new people and make connections
• Give something back to the community
• Have fun
• Gain a reference
The Leadership academy programme is free to any British Gymnastics and Inspired members (as long as their current Bronze Membership is valid). There is some cost associated to completing the MY Learning area as the Leaders have to attend courses and gain qualifications to complete this area, but they cannot participate in coaching courses until they are 14, so they have plenty of time to gain valuable experience before then.
The academy is eligible for anyone aged 12 and above who is interested in finding out more about other areas of the sport, and learning to coach alongside one of our experienced coaches.
To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or come at speak to us at your next gymnastics session.
The Inspired Team