MY Leadership Academy

Introducing the Quayside Trampoline and Gymnastics Club Leadership Academy!

Quayside is working with British Gymnastics and using their exciting programme - MY Leadership Academy to introduce Young Leaders into the various roles and opportunities available within gymnastics, helping them to identify their strengths and the areas they enjoy, encouraging them to stay within the sport for longer and creating a larger, stronger workforce for the future for our club.

The programme encourages Leaders to complete five different ‘topic’ areas:

• MY Learning: Leaders are tasked with completing a number of different courses, both generic and sport specific.

• MY Development: Leaders are tasked with identifying a mentor and learning from working alongside them.

• MY Volunteering: Leaders are tasked with volunteering their time at events, and meetings.

• MY Future: Leaders are tasked with producing a development plan and completing their goals.

• MY Project: Leaders are tasked with identifying the needs, and running a project which benefits them/their club.

There are many benefits associated with following the MY Leadership Academy programme; some of these benefits are listed below:

• Improve your CV

• Make new friends

• Give something back to the community

• Learn new skills

• Meet new people and make connections

• Develop personal skills

• Have fun

• Gain a reference

The Leadership academy programme is free to British Gymnastics members (as long as their current Bronze Membership is valid). There is some cost associated to completing the MY Learning area as the Leaders have to attend courses and gain qualifications to complete this area, but they cannot particpate in coaching courses until they are 14, so they have plenty of time to gain valuable experience before then!

The academy is eligible for anyone aged 12 and above who is interested in finding out more about other areas of the sport, and learning to coach alongside one of our experienced coaches without it impacting on their current training.

To find out more email or speak to your child's coach at your next lesson with us!

Further Information


The leadership academy is led by an Academy Captain. This person is usually an older leader or a coach at the club. The Captain is responsible for organising meetings and keeping all members on track with their development. Some Academies have more than one captain to share this responsibility.


When you join a Leadership Academy, you will meet with your Academy Captain on a regular basis and you will choose a role model within the club who you will shadow throughout your time. They will support you with your coaching and get you involved in working with the young gymnasts.


Leaders will work with an experienced and enthusiastic, qualified gymnastics coach currently working for Quayside TGC to gain knowledge of coaching gymnastics and working with young children. You will be able to gain coaching qualifications and other generic qualifications throughout your time including safeguarding, first aid, judging, events management and club management. The programme is designed to be fun and to allow young people to learn new skills and meet new people. It will also enhance your CV, develop you as an individual and hopefully put you on the path to your first job.

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