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COACH GYMNASTICS IN CLUBS AND SCHOOLS IN AUCKLAND IN NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

COACH GYMNASTICS IN CLUBS AND SCHOOLS IN AUCKLAND IN NEW ZEALAND

Coach and compete in gymnastics at a top club in Auckland! Work with children of all ages and work with excellent coaches. Gymnastics is a fairly big sport in New Zealand and the club we work with is one of the best in Auckland where they have a large variety of events and disciplines available for you to coach and compete within.

This is a Coach, Train and Play project. In other words, after working with a number of juniors at the club, you'll also have the opportunity to train yourself at the club and you'll have the opportunity to test your gymnastics skills against the Kiwis (if you're there during event season).

You'll work with a variety of ages at the club. In the mornings, you'll work with schools in the area, teaching, amongst others, Maori children and also children from the Pacific Islands.  The club we work with has a very lively social scene and you will be welcomed with open arms.

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SUMMARY FACTFILE
Start Dates Projects start every Thursday, during school term times only (see “Work Content” tab) – you choose your start and finish dates.
Duration From 4 weeks to 6 months, subject to visa requirements
Requirements No qualifications or experience required.
Minimum age 18.
Price Full Price List
What's included Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance
Accommodation

Meeting you at the nearest airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support.
Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Food, Transport to and from your project, Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Project? This project is open to all nationalities and all ages over 18.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in sports, teaching or working with children overseas while doing voluntary work, coaching projects abroad, or study abroad.
Also available as a summer placement in New Zealand.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into New Zealand and its diverse cultures.

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.

  • The enormous satisfaction of also helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them.

  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market.

  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

COACH GYMNASTICS IN CLUBS AND SCHOOLS IN AUCKLAND IN NEW ZEALAND

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WORK CONTENT:
You'll work as a coach at an excellent gymnastics club in the city of Auckland. The gymnastics club that we work with have a variety of ages that attend and you will be working with children across various age groups. You'll assist the head coaches for each particular event. This will give you good experience and a good insight into a variety of gymnastics events. On this project you will be able to improve your coaching skills and learn from the highly qualified and experienced coaches at the clubs.

No qualifications are required for this project but it would be best if you were a gymnast or ex gymnast and had coaching/training and competed within gymnastics.

You'll work with a variety of age groups and with children at different levels of ability, from beginners through to national gym level. There may also be the opportunity to work with a number of school groups that use the gymnastics club. The club have a variety of different gymnastics events and groups, including:

  • Kindy Gym (2-5 year olds)
  • School gymnastics
  • General Gymnastics (recreational 5 - 12 year olds)
  • Trampolining
  • Recreational Gymnastics
  • Men’s Competitive Gymnastics
  • Women’s competitive gymnastics
  • Teen Gym (13 - 16 year olds)
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to compete within gymnastics on this project, there might an entry fee involved for competitions. As you'll be a coach at the club. you'll be able to use the club's facilities for training.

THE GYMNASTICS SEASON AND COACHING TIMES:
This project runs all year around during the school terms but is not available during the school vacations.

PROJECT DATES AND TEACHING TIMES:

The school dates for 2015 are:

  • Term 1: 2nd Feb –2nd April

  • Term 2: 20th April – 3rd July

  • Term 3: 20th July – 25th Sep

  • Term 4: 12th Oct – 15th/18th Dec

You'll work from Monday to Friday with some optional coaching on the weekend. As this project is very flexible, you may wish to coach on the weekend instead and have 2 days off in the week. Arrangements to do this can be made between yourself and the head coach while on your placement. However, you'll have to take into account that certain events take place on different days. A typical day on this project is as follows:

9:30 - 1:30 Kindy Gym & School groups

1:30 - 3:30 pm: Administration work and lunch time 

3:30 - 8 pm: All gymnastics groups at various times

These are long hours, but you'll only be expected to do between 6 and 8 hours per day. Your schedule will be arranged between you and the Head Coach. During terms 2 & 3 there are more opportunities for coaching during the day with school groups.

COMPETING: If you wish to compete in gymnastics competitions, they do run all year round, but the main season is from May to September.

FREE COACHING MANUALS:
As a volunteer sports coach with Travellers, you have access to a large number of coaching manuals for each sport - these manuals have been produced in-house by our Sports Manager. These manuals are very useful and will help you to plan coaching sessions for your students.

REQUIREMENTS:
Anyone working with children and/or vulnerable adults is required to complete a Criminal Records Check (CRC) as part of their application process. We'll provide you with the necessary papers and take you through the process.

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COACH GYMNASTICS IN CLUBS AND SCHOOLS IN AUCKLAND IN NEW ZEALAND

COACH GYMNASTICS IN CLUBS AND SCHOOLS IN AUCKLAND IN NEW ZEALAND

COACH GYMNASTICS IN CLUBS AND SCHOOLS IN AUCKLAND IN NEW ZEALAND

ACCOMMODATION:
You'll live in a centrally located hostel that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long-term stays. You will be sharing a room with other volunteers. There is a communal kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax.

Entertainment at your accommodation includes cheap internet access, TV and free pool table. You are literally a stroll from the Sky Tower, harbor and waterfront. Accommodation is very central and close to the main train station and shopping district. Buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to parts of Auckland and New Zealand or to the many other ‘things to do’!

FOOD:
Food is not provided on this project, but Auckland has restaurants to suit all tastes - the most popular cuisine is New Zealand lamb which can be ordered at many restaurants around the city and is well worth it. For meals in local restaurants, a trip to Auckland's inner city centre is well worth the effort - it bustles with activity and offers a range of choices of restaurants. 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Got any questions? Please email us: info@travelersworldwide.org

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind.    Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity! 

On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you will be welcomed by your Project Supervisor who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.

  

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.

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This project can also be combined with any of our other projects in New Zealand, or you could even do a second project in a different country, like Australia, for example, thus doubling your adventure and enjoyment!

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LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:

The country can be divided into the North Island, the South Island and Stewart Island, as well as many tiny surrounding islands. The North Island is typically famous for beaches, springs and bush, whilst the South Island boasts mountains, glaciers, alpine forests and farmlands.

AUCKLAND
The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or head over to the viaduct for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which is close to your accommodation.

Maori settlement in Auckland was at least 800 years ago where by different tribes built theIr fortifications on the various volcanoes in Auckland. When the British arrived in 1840 they claimed Auckland as the capital city of New Zealand until Wellington became the capital 25 years later. The city is modern and vibrant - a fun and friendly with beautiful surrounding islands and harbour.

Some of its more famous attractions include the sky tower, Rangitoto island, the harbor, the Hauraki gulf islands and the many extinct volcanoes that are in Auckland which provide great views of the city..

"Thanks at the best three months of my life ... The support I received was extremely helpful ... I really would recommend Travellers to anyone. Keep up the good work."   Stuart Savidge

Climate: New Zealand has a largely temperate climate. While the far north has a subtropical summer, the inland alpine areas can get as cold as -10°C in winter. Most of the country, however, lies close to the coast, which means mild temperatures, moderate rainfall and abundant sunshine.

TRAVEL:
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country, please click here.

Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your programme, please click here.

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