This membership and mentorship programme has been specifically designed for gymnastics coaches who are looking to grow and develop into being the best version of themselves possible.
This is not a magic wand solution, I’m not giving you a blue or red pill to swallow and there’s certainly no silver bullet.
You see, growth isn’t easy. It requires GRAFT. TIME. PATIENCE, and a healthy dosage of PERSEVERANCE.
Still with me?
Because what I’ve outlined on this page, and what I’ve developed within the 'Gymnastics Growth Academy’ has the potential to change the course of your entire coaching career.
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"I feel very lucky to be able to interact with Nick with his long list of expertise to better our club and develop our coaches"
I know what you're thinking ... 'That's a bold claim Nick.'
Agreed, it is.
But allow me a moment to rationalise my comments.
There's nothing about the sport of gymnastics that can't be learnt.
Everything that coaches need to learn about coaching can be taught and learnt.
Of course there are some caveats and conditions:
You need the right approach to learning
You need the right mindset about learning
You need certain resources to learn
You need time to learn
You need to combine learnt knowledge with other important characteristics in order to succeed
And there's probably a bunch more things also.
The gist is, we can all learn to become the coach we dream of being, if we have the right mindset, resources and approach to learning.
All sounds a little easy doesn't it?
Well you and I know that it's not.
Life gets in the way.
And when we do find the time and desire to learn, the 'gymternet' has a funny way of luring our attention away from important stuff, and towards more, well ... fun stuff.
You know, the drills and techniques, spotting and conditioning exercises.
The 'silver bullets' that we think will be the 'difference that makes the difference.'
Let me make this clear. Most of the time, they're not.
"I have known Nick for many years now and have been able to watch him grow as a person and a coach. His tremendous work ethic and desire have helped him become one of the top coaches in Great Britain. He won't disappoint!"
Are they important?
The differences that makes the difference?
Let me get to the point ... Over the last 6 years, since concluding my personal and national coaching responsibilities, I've had the privilege of travelling the world working with coaches, clubs and federations who need assistance getting closer to their goals.
On last count, I had consulted for the WAG national teams/federations of 22 nations. From Japan to Brazil, France to Australia.
And I've had a whale of a time.
I mean what's there not to love about working with many of the worlds leading gymnasts and their coaches?
Throughout this period I recognised that the stumbling blocks that coaches, clubs and countries were facing were consistent every where I traveled.
It needn't matter what country I was in or what club/national team I was advising.
The struggles are often the same.
Although technical knowledge is a critical factor in a coach's capabilities, there are so many other areas of expertise that a coach requires, and the list is getting bigger all the time!
You know the topics; planning, schedules, relationships, psychology, personal skills etc.
What's most surprising is that there have been so few resources available to help coaches in these areas.
As the great Tony Robbins says, 'First comes awareness, then comes transformation.
But if we don't know what we need to know (awareness), how are we going to learn? (transformation.)
If you can resonate with some of my earlier points then don't be alarmed, I'm not being judgemental.
Far from it in fact. I know all too well the average week of an aspiring performance gymnastics coach, and all the pressures, restrictions and struggles that come with it.
It's too easy to get sucked into the 'gymternet' world, scrolling through social media feeds looking for the next 'edge,' whilst at the same panicking about what another club's 11 year old is doing compared to yours. We're getting pulled in different directions and our attention spans aren't what they used to be.
It's also hard to get out of the four walls of your gym to rub shoulders with higher performing coaches, or potential mentors to teach you what you don't know, and need to!
"The content Nick is providing to the community is incredible and there is nothing else like this out there in the Gymnastics field. "
This of course had me thinking.
Despite already offering a wide range of services to the global gymnastics community, most fit into one of two boxes:
But part of my mission with NR Gymnastics is to ensure that the very best level of coach education content is available to the masses, not the minority.
It's also to make a positive and siesmic dent in the gymnastics world, by equipping coaches and athletes with the technical, tactical and psychology tools to perform to the best of their ability.
That means access to content which can really make a difference for them and ultimately, help them to grow as an individual and coach.
Apart from my 'credentials' and background in coaching, you may wonder why I'm qualified to talk about this topic.
Well you may not know that my own participation in gymnastics is untypical for a coach working at a high performance level.
I participated in recreational gymnastics for 1-2 hours a week between the ages of 7 and 15. That's it.
And that was just on floor and vault (although I hid behind the mats on vault most of the time as I was terrified.)
In fact I entirely left the sport at the age of 15 before receiving an invitation a year later to return to the club for some recreational coaching hours.
Aside from a few 'teddy bear rolls', a 'round off' and a far from optimal 'straddle over' vault, I had next-to-no knowledge of the sport, and absolutely none of coaching whatsoever.
So I write this to you now, believing in your potential to fulfil your dreams and ambitions in the world of gymnastics, assuming you're committed to the learning process like I was.
You are committed aren't you?
You see, if it wasn't for a serious amount of mentorship, a relentless desire to learn and grow, and the courage to create opportunities, I'd probably still have limited knowledge of the sport, and certainly wouldn't have achieved certain accomplishments in recent years.
"Nick has been an important person in developing gymnastics & gymnasts at European level for many years"
Nick started his gymnastics journey at the age of 7, competing in a floor and vault competition at Woking Gymnastics Club.
Hungry to learn, Nick sought the mentorship and guidance of numerous world leading coaches, including USA's Valeri Luikin, Al Fong and Armine Barutyan Fong who continue to mentor him to this day.
Nick's commitment to learning and time with mentors proved fruitful; securing a national coaching position for British Gymnastics, with sights on the first ever European team medal for the GBR Juniors (finishing with 7 in total.)
Nick was privileged to be nominated and accepted on the prestigious 'Elite Coach Apprentice Programme' led by UK Sport, in which 12 coaches across multiple sports came together for an intense personal development journey over two years. Many of the coaches on this cohort contributed to medal winning performances at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Nick graduated in 2013.
With Nick playing an integral role in Amy's development throughout his national coach position, Nick made the decision to work closer with Amy Tinkler and her existing personal coaches in the build up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where Amy went on to win a Bronze Medal in the WAG Floor Final.
Since the organisations' conception, Nick has consulted with over 20 international federations, advised thousands of coaches and clubs across his Masterclasses, GymCon Events (Europe's leading Gymnastics Conference), Club Visits, Coaching Programmes, Education Workshops and Free Resources.
Nick was nominated for UK Coaching's 'Coach Developer of the Year' award in 2019, and became a finalist of three from over 300 nominations.
The culmination of over 6 years of education work throughout the international gymnastics community, the Gymnastics Growth Academy is set to be the programme of choice for gymnastics coaches all over the world to up-skill their knowledge and develop their holistic skills.
Put simply, I've been on a pretty enormous journey of self development and growth, one that I continue to be on, and I don't intend to ever stop either.
Having some of the worlds' greatest coaches mentor me from an early age gave me a mahoosive head start in the high performance world, namely Al and Armine Fong, Valeri Liukin and Carol Angela Orchard to name just a few.
It's now my turn to offer the same for you.
There are three key parts to finding a mentor:
Now its up to you to decide how many boxes I tick for you, but first let me make this abundantly clean.
I genuinely care about your development as a coach.
Because I know the impact that mentors can have on someones life.
The names above changed my life forever, and I don't take that lightly.
And without being blunt, I care enormously about the athletes that you coach having the appropriate advice, coaching style and experience from working with you.
So with all of this in mind, let me introduce you to the 'Gymnastics Growth Academy,' and the mentorship and education package that I've developed for you.
Here's what's included:
Educational content covering critical topics such as planning, scheduling, programmes, physical preparation, technique and teaching concepts.
Recordings of live Masterclass events delivered by world class coaches and practitioners, covering all WAG apparatus, physical preparation and choreography.
Important learning models that Nick has shared in dozens of countries across the world.
Live broadcasts with Nick and special guests too. The perfect place to ask questions and engage in interesting coaching discussion.
Receive exclusive and valuable email content to your inbox each week.
Access to a members-only private Facebook Group, to continue coaching conversations related to the Academy content, or engage in community discussion.
"I cannot begin to explain the unique environment that has been created, it breeds confidence, learning, friendships, support and access to experts that you would not normally have. Thank you Nick, keep doing what you are doing, it's amazing."
This programme has been developed for the everyday gymnastics coach who is looking to access world class knowledge and content to help them GROW as a coach and individual.
Despite the years of grafting that has gone into accumulating this knowledge, and the investment to do so also, it is part of my mission to ensure that this programme is accessible to as many people as possible around the world.
With that in mind, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that monthly access to the 'Gymnastics Growth Academy' won't cost you an arm and a leg, and if you act fast, it will be even cheaper too.
Exclusive Email Content
Members Only FB Group
Exclusive Email Content
Members Only FB Group
Here's what you'll find in the Members Area already, with more content being added each week, (plus the LIVE broadcasts, Facebook community & members emails too!)
Here's just a handful :)
Enjoy learning and personal development
Possess a growth mindset
Open to new ideas and perspectives
Can dedicate some time to growth
Don't enjoy learning
Lack time and desire to grow
Have fixed views and perspectives
Comfortable with current development
"Nick has been a massive catalyst for improvement and growth in my coaching!"
Becoming a member of the 'Gymnastics Growth Academy' will not win you more medals, improve your coaching or make a positive impact on your athletes without a commitment to implementing the content or being reflective about its messaging.
But with the right investment of time and energy, growth is inevitable. As a result of working with me, existing clients of my other programmes:
Membership to the Gymnastics Growth Academy is for one subscriber.
Initially, the content within the Gymnastics Growth Academy is delivered with the context of Woman's Artistic Gymnastics, although coaches from all disciplines can benefit from the programme significantly, with several transferrable topics being discussed.
Your membership can be cancelled at any time, and no subsequent payments will be taken. You will remain a member of the Gymnastics Growth Academy until the end of your billing cycle.
All the content within the Gymnastics Growth Academy can be streamed through WIFI or 3G/4G connection, on desktop and mobile devices. It is not possible to download the content to view offline.
Absolutely! This programme has been put together with the international gymnastics community in mind. Coaches from all over the world are welcome :)
A simple cancellation form will allow us to close your account at the end of your monthly billing cycle, with no further payments being taken at all.
With members from 13 nations within the Gymnastics Growth Academy Community, it truly is an international programme.
"Nick inspires me, motivates me and empowers me. Nick has helped increased my technical knowledge. He has a very humble, respectful manner and will help anyone who wants to learn."
By now you've probably already made your mind up about whether the 'Gymnastics Growth Academy' is for you, and there's not much left for me to do but to await your enrolment and serve the existing members of the community in which I hope you'll be a part of.
I trust you'll make the right decision based on your goals and desires.
I've opened up a door for you, it's down to you to walk through it. But only if the time is right, the desire is present, and the journey is worthwhile.
See you on the inside.