Rookie Coaches Gymnastics Guide
Developed by the American Coaching Effectiveness Program (now the American Sport Education Program) in cooperation with USA Gymnastics, the Rookie Coaches Gymnastics Guideis devoted to giving developing youth coaches the general coaching and specific sport information they need to be successful. This book details:
- your major responsibilities as a coach,
In addition, the book gives you essential gymnastics information, including:
- an overview of the sport;
The book also presents six lessons that feature a floor plan for apparatuses, time allotments for each skill, illustrations of proper techniques, and safety and teaching tips. Lessons cover topics such as balance, moving backward, strength development, coordination, flexibility, and muscular endurance.
By combining the fundamentals of coaching and gymnastics in one resource, the Rookie Coaches Gymnastics Guideprovides all the basic information entry-level gymnastics coaches and instructors need to make their coaching experience safe, successful, and enjoyable.
USA Gymnastics is proud to use the Rookie Coaches Gymnastics Guidein its Professional Development Program—workshops, clinics, and seminars that prepare coaches and instructors for the responsibilities of teaching children sport skills.