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GymSTART Level 1 Coaching Course - National Gymnastics Training Centre, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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Product Description

Gymnastics Ireland Return to Sport (RTS) Plan - COVID-19 Protocols for Coach Education Courses

Please note the following protocols will be in place for candidates to follow once a place is booked on the course:

  • Course candidates will be requested to attend a short Covid-19 induction training, via Zoom webinar and this will take place prior to the practical days
  • Course candidates will complete a Covid-19 self-screen guidance form. This form will be completed on the mornings before attending both practical days in the NGTC
  • The practical days in the gym will only require the course candidates to attend (no gymnasts will be required to attend the course over the two practical days)

Any candidate under the age of 18 attending the course will have to complete a COVID-19 Self-Screen Parental/Guardian & Online Learning Consent Form.

Once you complete your booking an email will be sent with specific information to follow on everything outlined above.

Course Pre Requisites

Candidates must be at least 16 years old to apply for participation on a Level 1 Coaching Course and registered as a club member with a Gymnastics Ireland registered club. Candidates must be able to provide the following prerequisite entry requirements before booking on a Level 1 Coaching Course:

  • Compliance with legislative and Gymnastics Ireland Garda vetting (ROI) and AccessNI vetting (NI) requirements
  • Compliance with GI Safeguarding Training policy (hold a valid Sport Ireland or SportNI Safeguarding Workshop certificate (candidates under 18 can contact Gymnastics Ireland for a Safeguarding Workshop)
  • All candidates will then be issued with a Sport Ireland - Level 1 Coaching Certificate upon coaching course completion

PLEASE NOTE: As a Gymnastics Ireland member your membership benefits will provide you with personal accident insurance cover in relation to participation in Gymnastics Ireland activities.

Course Description

This course introduces the coach to each of the various disciplines and provides coaches with a Sport Ireland Coaching approved coaching qualification. The course is ideal for interested individuals to coach at participation based levels as it provides a perfect introduction to basic coaching theory and the fundamental practical skills of all the gymnastic disciplines.

For further details on the course syllabus please click here

Course Details

Online Coaching Theory:

Candidates will be required to complete an online digital learning section of the course, which will be related to coaching theory. A link will be emailed to each participant in the form of an online document. This document will include a series of video links to be viewed online by the participant, followed by a number of questions to be answered, in order to complete this section of the course. The candidates will be given a set period of time to complete and submit the document, which will be treated confidentially and in line with our GDPR requirements.

Practical Coaching:

Candidates will required to attend two practical days of coaching. No gymnasts will be required to attend the course over the two practical days. Specific social distancing will be in place throughout the practical days. Where social distancing cannot be observed, such as coach spotting, face masks/face visors must be used by all (candidates & tutor)

Course Dates


National Gymnastics Training Centre, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 - http://www.nationalsportscampus.ie/contact

Course Dates:

Saturday - September 26th – 12.00pm to 6.00pm (coaches only to attend)

Sunday - September 27th – 11.00am to 6.00pm (coaches only to attend)

Assessment Dates

No formal assessment. Full attendance is compulsory to gain certification.

Course Enrollment: 

Closing Date – Friday 18th September

Course Documents

Coaching Policy – Click here

Course Cost



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