Coach in Calgary, Canada

One of Canada’s biggest and best clubs is hiring.

Calgary Gymnastics Centre

  • CCP 7- 9 Level Coach, Women’s Artistic
  • MAG Developmental Coach

Salary commensurate with experience. And certification.

For details on the MAG job contact Scott Rayment – scott.rayment (a)

For the WAG, contact Janna Ball – janna.ball (a)

coach needed in Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny Gymnastics Academy is a big Artistic and Trampoline gymnastics facility with an international coaching team.

We are looking for a team player who is a positive, fun, reliable and enthusiastic coach to lead and develop our WAG program. The ideal coach will hold a BG Level 3 coaching qualification or equivalent and be interested in continuing their coach development.

This role would involve helping to develop programs for all levels and ages of competitive gymnasts with the goal to have gymnasts reach their full potential in a positive environment that builds their self confidence.

This coach will also be responsible for coach development of the other WAG coaches so they may also reach their full potential and to mentor them in a positive manner.

38 hours per week, salary starting at €32,000- €34,000 depending on experience. Great package available for the right candidates.

Contract starting as soon as possible so must be able to work in Ireland without a visa (work permits will be considered).

Contact info (a) for more information.

Division I NCAA benefits 2024

The Division I Board of Directors on Wednesday unanimously adopted new rules for all Division I schools that will require increased support for college athletes. …

All Division I members who do not do so already will be required to:

  • Provide medical coverage for athletically related injuries for at least two years after graduation.
  • Cover out-of-pocket medical expenses (copayments, deductibles, etc.) during a student-athlete’s playing career.
  • Attest that they provide mental health services and support consistent with the NCAA’s mental health best practices.
  • Attest that they follow concussion management protocols in line with the NCAA Concussion Safety Protocol Checklist.
  • Offer degree completion funds for up to 10 years after a college athlete’s eligibility concludes, if that college athlete was previously on full scholarship or received financial aid in a head count sport.
  • Provide the same scholarship protections already required of autonomy conferences.
  • Attest that they provide academic support services in line with NCAA rules.
  • Attest that they provide career counseling for current and former college athletes and life skills development across a range of topics, including at minimum:
    • Mental health.
    • Strength and conditioning.
    • Nutrition.
    • Name, image and likeness opportunities.
    • Financial literacy.
    • Career preparation.
    • Transfer requirements.
    • Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
    • Sexual violence prevention. …

Read the full press release.

NCAA Coaches Well-Being Study

In Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, being a full-time NCAA coach is just about the best job in the world.

KJ Kindler makes about $555,000+ / year, for example.

I doubt she’d leave NCAA coaching for any other job. 😀

A study published January 2023 looks at how NCAA coaches are supporting student-athletes … while also caring for their own mental health.

What impact do changes in recruiting and roster management during the pandemic have on their jobs?

What support is desired by coaches to help them navigate the challenges they and the athletes on their teams face?

Over 6,000 head and assistant coaches across all three NCAA divisions answered a short survey …

funding NCAA Gymnastics Coaching jobs ➙ UCLA

… alumna Rita C. Rothman (’70) … establish The R.C. Rothman UCLA Head Gymnastics Coach Endowment in support of the head gymnastics coach’s position. In honor of Rothman’s gift, the position will now be known as The R.C. Rothman UCLA Head Gymnastics Coach. …

“I began my volunteer and philanthropic involvement in 1982 with the UCLA Gymsters, the booster group for men’s and women’s gymnastics, serving as president for seven years,” said Rothman. “This contribution is a tribute to Coach Valorie Kondos Field’s 37-year extraordinary tenure of guiding UCLA Gymnastics to seven NCAA championships and worldwide recognition.”
A dedicated alumna, volunteer and supporter, Rita Rothman’s boundless commitment to UCLA has served the university for more than 40 years. …

UCLA Athletics Receives Gift to Endow Head Gymnastics Coach Position

1st annual Grand Prix Gymnastics series

The U.S. hasn’t been on the podium since the team last won bronze in 2014, but they also haven’t fallen below fifth place at a single world championships or Olympic Games since …

In an effort to incentivize adding difficulty, the men’s program introduced a bonus system for domestic competitions, which allows the athletes to try out new, harder skills without risking their spots on the national team if they end up falling. It was a good start …

… The collapse of the USOPTC training program shortly after worlds last year came as a shock, but ultimately made sense as the relocation of most of the athletes to EVO Gymnastics in Sarasota, Florida came with massive benefits.

Under the leadership of three-time U.S. Olympic head coach Kevin Mazeika, along with former FIG executive Steve Butcher overseeing operations via the Powers Gymnastics Group, EVO is privately funded by investors and donors, and offers salaries and performance-based bonuses for select senior elite athletes to train full-time as professional gymnasts. …


Javier Rojo, Colin Van Wicklen, Shane Wiskus, Alex Diab, and Stephen Nedoroscik

Cirque du Soleil NEWS

The world’s biggest employer of acrobats is back to business as usual.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Sadly, Franco Dragone, founder and artistic director of Dragone, a competitor to Cirque du Soleil, died in 2022. His company has yet to reopen any shows following the pandemic.

Patrick Kiens – new Romanian Head Coach

Patrick Kiens, known as Eythora Thorsdottir‘s former coach who has recently done some work choreographing for Austria and Romania, was recently named as the new head coach for the Romanian national team.

I haven’t seen an official announcement from the federation, but this news item discussing the makeup of the national team for 2023, Kiens is listed as the head coach alongside with Corina Morosan, Gina Gogean Groza, Ramona Micu, and Catalin Meran as the assistant coaches.

Daniel Ribeiro 5-year-contract at Illinois

Congratulations to the new permanent Head Coach, Daniel Ribeiro.

Ribeiro was named interim head coach this past summer after serving four seasons as assistant coach and seven years as the associate head coach for the Illini, and in November, he promptly signed one of the top recruiting classes in the nation. …

Fighting Illini