COVID-19 Closure Recap

When the Youth Club shutdown in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we were unsure when we would be able to return. While our doors may have been closed, there was plenty going on behind the scenes to make sure that we would be ready to reopen when the NSW situation stabilised and restrictions eased.

During our closure, all coaches were required to complete the Department of Health Covid-19 Infection Control Training. Our Trampoline and Tumbling coaches were also engaged in a number of professional development activities including weekly online seminars on topics such as strength and conditioning, injury prevention techniques and behaviour management. Additionally, our four Beginner coaches begun their Intermediate Trampoline Coaching Accreditation while our Intermediate and Advanced Coaches begun accreditations in new disciplines including Tumbling, KinderGym and Gymnastics for All.

We also took the opportunity to undertake a number of maintenance tasks in and around the Youth Club including servicing our heaters and remounting the wall matting in the Trampoline Hall. COVID safety equipment such as perspex shields and a cover for the bubbler were also installed to protect the health of our members and staff. Finally, a deep clean of the Karate Room and Trampoline Hall took place in the week prior to reopening to ensure that the Club was safe and ready for our members to return.

Our COVID-19 Safety Plan was put together by Chief Instructor Louise Brown and Coach Emily. This information was communicated to our coaches through a COVID-19 Staff Handbook and to our members via our Return to Training Plan. In the week prior to reopening, all Youth Club coaches attended a Safety Induction to ensure they fully understood the new COVIDSafe policies.

It has now been a whole two weeks since we reopened and the Youth Club has quickly settled into the new normal. As always with this pandemic, it is an ever evolving situation and things may change quickly. Any changes to restrictions or Youth Club policies will be quickly communicated to our members via email and using our social media accounts. We are very grateful for your continued support throughout this trying time and we can assure you that our commitment to providing safe, fun and inclusive activities for young people remains unchanged.

All the best,

The Miranda RSL Youth Club Coaching Team.

 

Coaches in action during the Trampoline Hall Deep Clean.

 

Social distancing markers in place ready for athletes to return.

 

Temperature checks on arrival as classes resume.

Gym Clean Up

Over the past week, a number of our coaches have given up their time to help clean up the gym in preparation for classes resuming on the 28th of January. This year the gym was particularly dirty due to the extensive amount of dust and ash in the air over the summer holidays, blown into the gym through ageing plastic windows and faulty doors. We are currently in contact with the council and hope to have the windows and doors repaired by March to better protect our equipment from the elements.

The entire gym was covered in a thin layer of dust and ash.


Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping all done.


Coaches preparing athlete folders for the new year.


 

Active Kids Provider!

Miranda RSL Youth Club is now an Active Kids Provider!

JUNIOR COACH EDUCATION SESSION

Over the weekend, the Youth Club ran another in-house education session for our Junior Coaches. This session focused on practical skills such as identifying skill progressions, basic spotting and circuit building.

Like our previous sessions, this was run as part of our junior coach mentor program and we hope that this will assist them in their role at the Youth Club and will help guide them as they progress through the Gymnastics Australia accreditation process.

A special thank you to our wonderful athlete demonstrators who came along to help out.

One of our junior coaches talking through the correct shape for a Back Drop with an athlete demonstrator.

A quick thank you

Thank you to everyone who participated in filming during class this week. You’ll be seeing the outcome of all your hard work very soon!

-Emily

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Coach Education and Professional Development

Over the past month, Miranda RSL Youth Club coaches have participated in a number of professional development activities to continue to ensure that we are providing our athletes with the best possible level of instruction and supervision possible. A brief summary of the activities is included below.

 

Trampoline Gymnastics Intermediate Coaching Course

In late April, two of our junior Trampoline coaches, Keelie and Sarah, participated in the Intermediate Trampoline Face to Face Course. This was a full day activity held in Auburn that was the culmination of months of hard work. The Face to Face course is the final step in obtaining an Intermediate Coaching Accreditation and involves a mixture of theoretical and practical assessments under the supervision of some of NSW’s top Trampoline Gymnastics coaches.

The Youth Club would like to congratulate Keelie and Sarah for obtaining their Intermediate Accreditation at this course and commend them for their dedication to the Youth Club and their own professional development as coaches.

 

First Aid Course

On the 20th of May, sixteen coaches participated in an all day First Aid Course at the Youth Club in order to renew (and for a couple of our beginner coaches, attain) their accreditations.

As Trampoline Gymnastics involves inherent risk, it is important that every staff member is trained to deal with any incident that may arise, no matter how big or small. The First Aid Course includes CPR certification and additional training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED. An AED was purchased by the Youth Club late last year and is mounted on the wall of the hall in case it is ever needed.

 

The Youth Club pays for all coach accreditations, qualifications and professional development to make sure that every coach is given the opportunity to reach their full potential and attain their desired level of qualification. Coach education is by far the Youth Club’s biggest expenditure, even more than the cost of upgrading and replacing equipment. We would like to thank every coach who has dedicated their time to developing their expertise, and helping us provide quality instruction in a range of activities for children and young adults in the Sutherland Shire.

Junior Coach Education Session

Today some of our junior coaches met up with our senior coaching staff for the second instalment in a series of educational sessions aimed at improving their awareness of technical information and helping them to develop their coaching skills. This is part of our junior coach mentor program and we hope that this will assist them in their role at the Youth Club and will help guide them as they progress through the Gymnastics Australia accreditation process.

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