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Co-ed at least 12y 11m but less than 15y 6m

Volunteer Program - Coach in Training

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Coach In Training, Leadership Program

Ortona Gymnastics places a great deal of importance upon this program because it trains young men and women to be leaders, and it is through this training that many future staff members are cultivated. It is with this in mind that we are always trying to improve the quality of our program.

We enjoy developing the future leaders of our athletes and for providing our youth with an opportunity for personal and professional growth and achievement.

The Coach in Training Program for Ortona members is thoroughly planned in accordance with the standards and requirements prescribed by several levels of protocol, from Alberta Labour for Underaged Employees, National Coaching Standards as per NCCP and Ortona’s own internal Policies and Procedures.

The Coach in Training program is to provide our more mature youth and athletes with an opportunity to develop leadership and life skills and to broaden their understanding of what it means to take on a more responsible role in a gymnastics and sports setting. Often this program is viewed as a stepping stone between athlete and staff member as a fully certified Trained Gymnastics Foundations Artistic coach. While for many this may be the case, our program has been designed to provide a well-rounded experience that will benefit participants in all types of future endeavours.

As this Program also runs during the school year, expectations of work are tempered to school expectations, training demands and life balance. Please consider this when completing your Schedule of Availability for gymming time. If at any time your school grades begin to suffer, training suffers or it just becomes overwhelming, you can be arbitrarily pulled from the program after discussions with the Trainee and parent/guardian.


1) Complete Volunteer Application Form click this link  online form.

2) Applicant to submit by 5:00pm Friday September 15, 2017 the following three documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Reference (school, pastor or former employer)
  • 500 word Essay

3) Select an interview time - times are scheduled the week of September 18th.

4) Receive an acceptance email into the program by September 26 with a program code.

5) Register for the program prior to parent and cit orientation meeting.

6) Attend a mandatory parent and cit orientation meeting on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

The below are the SATURDAY classroom dates the CiTs are required to attend:

Class Date Time
1 October 14, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
2 November 4, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
3 November 18, 2017  1:00pm - 3:00pm
4 December 9, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
5 January 20, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
6 February 3, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
7 February 24, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
8 March 10, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
9 April 7, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
10 April 28, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
11 May 12, 2018  1:00pm - 3:00pm
12 June 9, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 If you have any questions contact our Recreational Manager Krista at 780-492-9313.



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