NRG Training Courses and written resources were formed to address a very specific type of need in teaching recreational gymnastics, which has been growing exponentially in recent years.
The demand for gymnastics classes in schools and clubs has increased in Britain by 42% in the five years since the 2012 Olympics. This is great news for the sport as it increases the pool of gymnasts from which Sport England can find their next Olympic medal winners. At the same time it has highlighted challenges to coaches and teachers alike, namely where and how to accommodate all these participants. More importantly, it brings into focus how to keep them interested and involved when technical progress is slow.
The NRG Coaching pathway has been carefully developed over a number of years to equip coaches and teachers with the knowledge and tools to effectively coach and lead recreational, mixed ability, mixed age gymnastics classes in any non purpose-built environment.
This pathway fully explores the techniques and skills of gymnastics, but approaches it from a purely recreational standpoint where fun, fitness and a feeling of individual self-worth are the main aims.
There is no need for specific gymnastic apparatus, and recognised achievement is based around individual capabilities and small successes, rather than simply the ability to execute a gymnastic skill perfectly.
Our courses provide a professional pathway for both schools, wanting to enhance their delivery of gymnastics in PE, and for individuals, clubs and organisations, who are interested in training coaches to deliver recreational gymnastics. Click on our Courses page for full details including cost and content.
Our coaching awards are particularly suited to those:
- Working with mixed ability and mixed age groups.
- Working in non purpose-built environments, where equipment is limited, as well as fully equipped gymnastic environments.
- Where there is a desire to build a strong and lasting pool of recreational gymnasts.
Both schools and organisations following the NRG professional award programme have the opportunity to receive the ‘Approved Centre’ and ‘Centre of Excellence for Recreational Gymnastics’ with our accreditation programme.
Register your interest in coaching courses now.