All coaches must be registered as GNL members prior to actively coaching.
In order to coach in a GNL member club and at GNL sanctioned events, an individual must e a registered member of GNL. Attending coaching courses also requires appropriate GNL Membership.
To coach any gymnastics discipline, individuals must hold the minimum NCCP certification level required for the athletes that they coach/supervise.
Please refer to GNL's Coach Education Handbook for a complete and detailed list of minimum coaching requirements for the various athlete levels.
All coaches must complete the Rule of Two e-learning module. The goal of the the Rule of Two is to ensure all interactions and communications are open, observable and justifiable. It is one of three pillars of the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM), along with background screening and ethics training. This free module can be accessed through CAC's Locker under the e-learning tab or by clicking here.
Background screening ensure that applicants to your sport organization such as employees, coaches and volunteers meet the important requirements to participate in sport activities. Screening includes comprehensive job postings, visible policies and processes, criminal record checks, interviews and reference checks. All are equally important. Organizations are encouraged to determine the level of risk of an applicant and define/document how they will undertake the screening of coaches. Note: For coaches travelling with GNL to any interprovincial or national event a current Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check completed by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is mandatory.
Respect in Sport
Respect in Sport (RiS) is a mandatory online training course for all coaches and sport/activity leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist coaches in identifying nd dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sport. Mandated by Gymnastics Canada, all GNL coaches are required to complete this course as part of their NCCP Foundations Theory Training Course Requirements.
Make Ethical Decisions (MED) - Online Evaluation
Upon completion of the Gymnastics Foundations Theory course, coaches must complete the online MED evaluation. The MED online evaluation can be accessed through your Locker under the e-learning tab. This course is available at no cost only once you have completed the Theory course. Coaches who do not have the MED evaluation completed will only be considered "In Training". Once it is completed the coach status will be updated to "Trained".
In order to fully complete the Gymnastics Foundations Theory course, coaches must also complete the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) module. This module is accessed through the Locker under the e-learning tab and is free. Coaches who do not complete this module will not be considered fully trained.
Making Headway - Concussion Training
Gymnastics NL recommends that all coaches complete the NCCP Locker e-Learning module, 'Making Headway'. This free module teaches the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of athletes where there may be a concussion related situation. To access this module go to your NCCP Locker account at coach.ca, access the e-Learning tan at the top of the page and locate the module on the left-hand side of the page. Note: For coaches travelling with GNL to any interprovincial or national event completion of the Making Headway module is a mandatory Gymnastics Canada compliance course.
True Sport Clean 101 - Drug-Free Sport Training
Gymnastics NL recommends that all coaches complete the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport's (CCES) True Sport Clean 101 module. This free module includes information on doping ethics in sport, supplements, steroid use, and more. To access the True Sport Clean 101 module, go to the CCES's website and complete the untracked version. Untracked means there is no digital record of completion of this course, so the certificate of completion should be kept carefully. Note: For coaches travelling with Team NL to any interprovincial or national event, completion of the True Sport Clean 101 module is a mandatory Gymnastics Canada compliance course.