Fact sheet - Training athletes at home

At Gymnastics Australia, we are committed to supporting coaches and athletes during this difficult time.  In an environment where club programs are discontinuing and athletes are coming into the gym less often, it is important for coaches to utilise technology to deliver home-based programs in order to keep athletes fit, healthy and motivated.

Many coaches and clubs have contacted us or our insurance brokers, Marsh to seek clarity on whether home-based programs would be covered under the National Risk Protection Program (NRPP).  We can confirm that home-based programs will be covered under the NRPP. 

This fact sheet provides you with some additional information and guidance on the types of programs you can provide to athletes.

Suggested At-Home Activities:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Basic gymnastics skills

 At Home Training Requirements:

  •  The program must be ‘coach-led’ (eg: online class between the coach and athlete/s or a coach developed program)
  • The coach must be a current Technical Member linked to an Affiliated Club
  • Athletes must have enough space to perform the activity with no obstacles (eg furniture)
  • In all exercises, at least one foot or hand must always be in contact with the ground (ie no aerial work)
  • The coach must coach within their accreditation level and skills matrix
  • The athlete must only perform activities within their ability level
Always remember to reinforce safe hygiene and social distancing practices.

You can find coverage information regarding the GA National Risk Protection Program, and Marsh’s contact information on their website here