Gymnastics Team Coordinator

YMCA Hamden, CT 2019-07-09


New Haven, CT 06511-4506

Job Description

Under the direction of the Youth & Sports Director, the Gymnastics Team Coordinator/Head Coach will be responsible for communicating and providing administrative support of day-to-day gymnastics team operations to all Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Gymnastics participants and their families. The Team Coordinator/Head Coach will also assist the Youth and Sports Director with risk management by helping to monitor, assessing, planning and implementing in-services for the gymnastics program. This role will need to demonstrate and develop a commitment to the key areas of focus; youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, and our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Demonstrating and developing these key areas will result in the realization of positive employee relations and support.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Associate’s Degree - required, Bachelor’s Degree in related field – preferred
  • 3+ years of previous experience
  • 4+ years’ experience teaching gymnastics as a Head Coach or an Assistant Coach for a competitive gymnastics team.
  • Must be able to supervise and spot Level 3-7 competitive team skills. Ability to teach and spot Level 8-10 skills preferred.
  • Must have proficient skills and successful experience in meeting targets related to program management and development.
  • Must have experience recruiting, training, supervising and developing staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work well with children, tweens, teens, youth, and adults to ensure high-quality program results.
  • Experience developing and managing a budget.
  • Must have successful experience in developing and implementing Gymnastics programs.
  • Possess the ability to work well with others to ensure high-quality results.
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel. Knowledge of Pro Score helpful.
  • Must be detail-oriented, and organized.
  • Willingness to seek advanced training and added responsibilities.
  • Able to apply common sense and understanding to carry out position responsibilities.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills are critical to the success of this position.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle multiple demands simultaneously with minimal direction.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service, decision-making, problem-solving, team focus, critical thinking, and personal leadership skills.
  • Possess general knowledge and understanding of the YMCA, its goals, and its mission.
  • Able to work a flexible work schedule if needed with advanced notice.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in relationships with all CCCY employees, members, volunteers, vendors, and guests.
  • Teach/coach/train assistant gymnastics coaches and recreation instructors in job responsibilities and gymnastics skill development.
  • Prepare and plan team practices, organize meet schedules, communicate consistently with CT YMCA gymnastics, and act as the meet director for all home competitions.
  • Review scores/attendance/performance and evaluate current/future gymnasts for their respective level placement.
  • For away meets: Create check requests, Book hotels, Communicate session information, and assign Assistant Coaches to sessions.
  • Responsible to use teaching methods and follow skills and progressions of the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic program.
  • Stay up to date with USA Gymnastics level rules and requirements and create Optional routines.
  • Travel to competitions at the local, state, regional and national levels.
  • Actively communicate with Parents Club and attend Parents Club meetings.
  • Communicate with parents, gymnasts, and league coaches effectively.
  • Provide assistance to fellow coaches and give direction when necessary to ensure direct and indirect supervision is maintained.
  • Actively teach one section of Pre-Team recreational class in addition to competitive team.
  • Be prepared to be a leader of the Y-Branch. Assist with membership, giving tours, and general member service duties.
  • Work closely with theYouth and Sports Directorand other staff to meet the needs and goals of the CCCY.
  • Execute day-to-day responsibilities to create a safe, secure, and enjoyable environment. Ensure the safety of all gymnasts by complying with the safety guidelines and curriculum set forth by USA Gymnastics.
  • Routinely inspect all apparatus and equipment in the gymnastics center to ensure it is working properly.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to accidents and incidents.Accurately prepare and submit Accident and Incident Reports in a timely manner.
  • Instruct all participants in emergency procedure(s).
  • Communicate with Facility Director any special requests for meets, meet times and any other facility issue.
  • Maintain accurate attendance records.
  • Follow and enforce all YMCA procedures with respect to attendance, absences, conduct, communication and YMCA safety guidelines.
  • Actively participate in staff, branch and/or association meetings as assigned.
  • Perform any other duties as necessary or assigned by the Youth and Sports Director.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Communication and Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause.
  • Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence.
  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment.
  • Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs.
  • Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s work and impact in the community
  • Collaboration: Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community
  • Engaging Community: Builds bridges with others in the community to ensure the Y’s work is community-focused and welcoming of all, providing community benefit
  • Functional Expertise: Executes superior technical skills for the role.
  • Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential
  • Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates the ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations.

Required Certifications

  • Must complete online Bloodborne Pathogens and Employee Safety trainings prior to initial assignment to position.
  • Must complete other New Employee training within the first 90-days of employment.
  • Must complete Listen First and Child Abuse Prevention trainings within the first 90-days of employment.
  • Must complete CPR/AED and First-Aid certification within the first 90-days of employment.
  • Must obtain a Professional Membership with USA Gymnastics within first month of employment.
  • Must complete the USA Gymnastics Criminal Background Check within first month of employment
  • Must complete the USA Gymnastics course U101: Safety and Risk Management within the first 90-days of employment.


$19.25 - $21.50

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