Gymnastics Coach - FT - La Jolla

Do you have any background in fitness (gymnastics, tumbling, cheer, athletics, sports, dance, martial arts or related field)?
Job Description

The Gymnastics Coach is responsible for the delivery of quality gymnastics classes, regular communication with parents, and maintaining a safe environment while incorporating the YMCA’s Mission and Core Values.The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce. 

  • Must be 16 or older
  • Previous experience working with children between 3 and 14 years of age preferred
  • Previous gymnastics coaching experience a plus
  • Previous experience as a teacher in child care, child education, child development is a plus
  • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations and apply appropriate policies and procedures
  • The physical ability to safely spot, lead, demonstrate, and interact in group activities
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation
  • CPR/AED and First Aid, must include both Adult & Child/Infant, certified within 30 days of hire and must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
Essential Functions
  • General office administration duties ( 10 Hours )
  • Gymnastics coaching (30 Hours) 
  • Manages department schedule and arranges birthday parties, events, classes etc.
  • Conducts organized and safe daily workouts in preparation for competition
  • Responsible for effective and positive communication with parents, staff and gymnasts, including leading regular meetings with parents and staff
  • Teach assigned classes, following all lesson plans and rotation schedule
  • Prepare creative and fun lesson plans and session outlines prior to each class
  • Complete progression chart for each participant in the class and advance participants from one level to next through outlined evaluation procedures
  • Maintain a basic knowledge of equipment use and safety checks
  • Keep equipment in good condition
  • Stay informed about the program specifics such as session dates, prices, classes, days, and times
  • Work with the program director to ensure all participants are registered and in the correct class
  • Maintain accurate records of class attendance
  • Distribute certificates of achievement and program evaluations to class participants
  • Maintain quality and safety in all classes, including an instructor-to-participant ratio of 1:8
  • Identify, train, and develop leaders within the group of participants (class assistants)
  • Show enthusiasm, leadership, fairness, and fun through coaching style
  • Communicate with parents regarding program evaluations and participant progress
  • Attend training events and instructor clinics when made available
  • Encourage positive social skills and appropriate behavior