Kicking Horse Gymnastics Club in BC is Seeking an Assistant Coach

Job Posting for:   Assistant Coach

Assistant to the Head Coach


Min. $15/hr but negotiable based on experience


Job Overview

Assist Head Coach with BC Gymnastics programs and routines – with practices and competitions; teach technique and safety, and register gymnasts for competitions.  The Assistant Coach will report directly to the Head Coach.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Set up and break down the gymnastics equipment as necessary
  • Greet parents and gymnasts in a friendly manner
  • Support coaches with teaching skills and progressions for beginners through competitive level gymnasts
  • Create an engaging, safe, fun environment for gymnasts with encouragement and smiles
  • Utilize suggestions and constructive criticism to improve teaching skills
  • Assist with routines that meet the Gymnastics Canada guidelines (as necessary)
  • Assist with organizing any special events and registering gymnasts for competitions
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and special events as assigned
  • Participate in recommended training programs
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties



  • Minimum education: High School diploma
  • Must be willing to obtain the following certifications: (or have current certification in)
    • Gymnastics Foundations Level 1 & 2 (Gymnastics Canada)
    • Trampoline Level 1 (Gymnastics Canada)
    • First Aid / CPR
    • Respect in Sport (Red Cross)
    • Active Start (GymBC)
    • Criminal Record Check
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and office management software, and ability to type a minimum of 30 WPM
  • Have a proper understanding of current coaching practices and Health and Safety
  • Demonstrable experience working with young people between the ages of 2 to 18
  • Experience in dance choreography for competition and public performance not necessary, but a definite asset
  • Enjoyment of working with young children, be flexible and be quick to learn
  • The ability to take direction and work well with others
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Be a confident, well-motivated and presentable person who knows (or will quickly learn) how to behave as a member of the academic support staff and set an appropriate example to gymnasts of all ages
  • Energetic and approachable with excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Flexible with a ‘can-do’ approach and able to work effectively and use initiative without constant supervision
  • A proactive approach to work, and meeting targets
  • The ability to maintain in strictest confidence any information received concerning club matters


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to see and hear clearly 30 yards away.
  • Ability to provide sustained attention to students during class time in the gym
  • Ability to stand, kneel, stoop, crouch, and climb onto a spotting block to assist a gymnast.
  • Ability to spot a gymnast, including the strength to lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Ability to move equipment including the strength to push or pull 75 pounds.


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