Welcome to Club Hub Resources

As part of your club’s British Gymnastics membership, Club Hub Resources is here to help you on a day-to-day basis. In here you will find a library of information and resources to support you in the running of your club.

We’ll be releasing new content each to keep you informed of our latest guidance and best practice. If you work in a registered British Gymnastics club you can request free access to Club Hub Resources here.

New Content

Weighing Gymnasts

Weighing Gymnasts

The Safe Sport: Weighing Policy outlines the mandatory points which clubs and coaches must follow to ensure safe practices around weighing gymnasts are followed and implemented.

National Welfare Officer Conference 2023

National Welfare Officer Conference 2023

Watch some of the guest speakers talk about: Safeguarding Policies & Resources, Learning & Development for Club Welfare Officers, Safe Sport Campaign and Role of the Club Welfare Officer

Hydration

Hydration

The Safe Sport: Hydration Policy outlines the mandatory points which clubs and coaches must follow to ensure safe practices around hydration are followed and implemented.

Academic Education

Academic Education

The Safeguarding Policy: Academic Education outlines the mandatory points which clubs and coaches must follow around gymnasts and school attendance.

Dual Registration Policy

Dual Registration Policy

British Gymnastics Membership Rules require that every member of a Registered Club, holds the appropriate category of British Gymnastics membership.

Successful Communication

Successful Communication

This document will provide guidance on how to communicate effectively with your team and how to build good and long-lasting relationships with members, customers and your community.

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

This video will help you understand what modern slavery is, and what action you can take in your club to help combat it.

Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteer Recruitment

Recruiting new volunteers can seem like a daunting task, and often many clubs do not know where to start.

Where Am I Insured to Coach?

Where Am I Insured to Coach?

One of the many benefits of being a registered member of British Gymnastics is that we arrange insurance designed to protect you whilst you are taking part in the sport.

Developing a Gymnastics Club

Developing a Gymnastics Club

There are 4 sections to this guide with a self-reflective questionnaire so that you can assess where your club is at right now and where you could find further useful information depending on your answer.

Registration for Sport Support Services

Registration for Sport Support Services

This registration type is for people delivering additional sport -related services to British Gymnastics members including choreography, strength, fitness, physiotherapy, sport psychology , nutrition etc.

British Gymnastics Equality Policy

British Gymnastics Equality Policy

British Gymnastics (BG) subscribes to the principles of equality of opportunity and aims to ensure that anyone involved or wishing to be involved in gymnastics is able to do so in a discrimination-free environment.

Legal Structure

Legal Structure

The legal structure of a club is the legal identity of your club in the eyes of the law.

Vision, Values and Aim

Vision, Values and Aim

The success of a gymnastics club or programme relies on the engagement and satisfaction of its members.

Marketing essentials

Marketing essentials

Here are some of the essential elements to consider when contemplating marketing your club or program.

Development Toolkit

Development Toolkit

Developing a gymnastics club or program is a continuous process that starts with a vision of where you want to be in the future followed up by regular reviews to keep the development on track.

Record retention: Information and guidance

Record retention: Information and guidance

Records are defined as follows: ‘Information created, received and maintained as evidence and information by an organisation or person, in pursuance of legal obligations or progression that they require.’

Performance Management

Performance Management

Performance management is an ongoing process of communication between a manager and an employee that occurs throughout the year.

Complaint resolution for clubs

Complaint resolution for clubs

Here are some considerations for clubs to deal with complaints as quickly and effectively as possible to reach a satisfactory resolution for all parties concerned and to prevent the complaints from escalating.

Codes of Conduct Toolkit

Codes of Conduct Toolkit

In this user guide we will cover the following areas: How to develop a code of conduct, How to enforce codes of conduct, What to do if a member breaches a code of conduct, Downloadable example codes of conduct

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

All British Gymnastics programmes have a fundamental obligation to protect the health, safety, and physical and mental well-being of everyone that is involved in the sport of gymnastics.

Hiring out your facility

Hiring out your facility

Hiring out your facility is a great way to generate extra income, and also provide additional opportunities for both your members and your community.

Positive Coaching

Positive Coaching

Our Positive Coaching online course is aimed at Level 2 and above coaches.

Positive Coaching Strategies

Positive Coaching Strategies

These strategies will help you to avoid conflict and ensure you make positive decisions and create effective relationships with your participants.

Foundations of a Gymnastics Club

Foundations of a Gymnastics Club

Whether you are starting a new club, or reviewing your gymnastics club structures and processes, there are a lot of areas to establish to cover a club’s legal and operational needs.

Education Opportunities Judging

Education Opportunities Judging

We have discipline-specific Judge education courses available to help people develop knowledge and confidence to apply competition rules and judge fairly.

Being a good mentor

Being a good mentor

We have developed a self-help guide for all things relating to mentoring. It can be found here.

Embedding club roles

Embedding club roles

It’s important to understand what roles your club may need, who these roles may be carried out by and how they can work together to embed good and safe practice throughout club policies and procedures.

Embedding club roles

Embedding club roles

We have prepared a Video to help you assess your workforce status and development.

Coaching Ratios

Coaching Ratios

Coach to gymnast ratios are vital to control risks associated with the activities and equipment used in gymnastics.

Facility Toolkit

Facility Toolkit

A guide to creating dedicated facilities within your gymnasium.

The Psychological Contract

The Psychological Contract

At its core, the psychological contract is built on the everyday actions and statements made by one party and how they are perceived and interpreted by the other.

Holiday Clubs

Holiday Clubs

A great way to provide more opportunities for participants can be changing or adding to your programme over the school holidays and run ‘holiday clubs, camps or workshops’.

Health and Safety for your Workforce

Health and Safety for your Workforce

By ensuring that health and safety at an individual level is embedded into club policies and procedures, clubs will be providing a safe and healthy workplace for their coaches and other supporting workers.

Youth Voice

Youth Voice

We, as a community, have a moral duty to empower young people to contribute to their own experiences.

Employing Young Workers

Employing Young Workers

Many clubs have a workforce that may include children and young workers, and so it is important to know that Children’ & ‘Young Workers’ are defined differently in law, and have different rights and restrictions placed on them regarding what they can do at work.

Club Development Planning

Club Development Planning

A club development plan will help club directors and managers to grow their clubs and keep track of the direction their club is taking.

The Post-Apprenticeship Journey

The Post-Apprenticeship Journey

This information focuses on what happens at the end of an apprenticeship and aims to help clubs navigate the options available for the apprentice and the club when nearing the end of their programme.

Club Matters – Sport England

Club Matters – Sport England

Club Matters is the one-stop-shop for clubs of all sizes in England, giving advice on all aspects of running or setting up a club.

Risk Assessment Support for Clubs

Risk Assessment Support for Clubs

A Risk assessment is a process that identifies potential hazards in an activity, assesses the level of risk and then puts in place safe practices to control that risk.

Trampoline Helper

Trampoline Helper

Trampoline Helper is an introductory course aimed at anyone interested in learning more about how to effectively help in a gymnastics session.

Gymnastics Helper

Gymnastics Helper

Gymnastics Helper is an introductory course aimed at anyone interested in learning more about how to effectively help in a gymnastics session.

Gymnastics Activity Instructor

Gymnastics Activity Instructor

Our new Gymnastics Activity Instructor accreditation is a comprehensive training course which enables instructors to independently deliver fun and safe gymnastics-based physical activity to school-aged children and adults.

Operating across multiple venues

Operating across multiple venues

Operating out of multiple venues can help to alleviate some of these issues whilst also supporting you to increase your offer and sessions, generate additional membership income and engage new locations and communities.

Gathering effective feedback from your members

Gathering effective feedback from your members

Member feedback is one of the best methods to improve your club operations and let you know how your members are feeling about the work you are doing and the experience they are having with you.

Clothing guidance

Clothing guidance

Like other sports, bespoke and specialised clothing is often worn in gymnastics to reflect the activities we take part in.

11+ Programmes – Recreational Gymnastics

11+ Programmes – Recreational Gymnastics

As gymnasts get older their motivations change. Whilst skill development is still important, developing strength, flexibility and fitness and having the opportunity to dance, display and socialise with others has increasing importance for gymnasts aged 11+.

Online Education Courses

Online Education Courses

Here is some important information your club needs to support learners who enrol and complete online coaching courses.

Preschool Gymnastics

Preschool Gymnastics

Through exposure to a British Gymnastics Preschool programme, children should develop strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

Performance Pathway

Performance Pathway

The Performance Pathway is the National Squad structure that support each discipline.

Event Volunteering with British Gymnastics

Event Volunteering with British Gymnastics

Event Volunteering is a great opportunity to be involved in the delivery of major events and competitions, meet new people, and see the event from a unique perspective.

Jewellery and Adornments

Jewellery and Adornments

Whilst respecting the need to wear jewellery and adornments, safety of the individual and those working with them is the overriding factor when participating in gymnastics.

An Inclusive Club webcast

An Inclusive Club webcast

This webcast can help you understand the importance of inclusion within your club Including information on The Social and Medical model of Disability.

Hiring from abroad post-Brexit

Hiring from abroad post-Brexit

What your club needs to know about hiring candidates from abroad after Freedom of Movement ended on 31st December 2020.

IR35

IR35

IR35 is also known as ‘the off-payroll working rules’ and ‘the intermediaries legislation’.

Young Persons Risk Assessment

Young Persons Risk Assessment

Understand the Risks associated with young people and how you can ensure the safety and wellbeing of a young person.

Club Timetabling

Club Timetabling

This short video will provide you useful tips to help you develop your club timetable or revise an existing timetable.

Good Governance Webinar Video

Good Governance Webinar Video

This webcast will provide an insight into the policies and procedures that each club should have in place to adhere to.

Welfare Officer Toolkit

Welfare Officer Toolkit

The welfare/safeguarding officer toolkit has been designed to support you in your role and ensure safeguarding is embedded in all aspects of the sport at your club.

Inclusion

Inclusion

British Gymnastics has created support documents, resources, courses and guidance for clubs and coaches to access to become more inclusive. Further information can be found in this card.

Festival Gymnastics

Festival Gymnastics

Gain a better understanding of what festival gymnastics is and what opportunities are available within festival gymnastics, both nationally and internationally.

Employment Contracts

Employment Contracts

The employment contract is crucial to determine and monitor the relationship between the employer and employee, and outlines the key terms associated with the employment of the employee.

Photography Policy

Photography Policy

This policy applies to all photography or filming carried out in any British Gymnastics regulated activity or environment

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