I NEED TO THANK JOHN HOWARD FROM THE GYMNASTICS ZONE FOR LETTING ME RE- POST THIS. John has some great articles on his website. If I were you, I would check it often! Follow him on twitter @gymnasticszone.
If you did not read Drs Joe and Sue Massimo’s article on Ethics, You may want to read that first.
Code of Professional Conduct
What make you a PROFESSIONAL COACH?
- Just getting paid does not make you a PROFESSIONAL COACH.
- Just paying a membership fee does not make you a PROFESSIONAL COACH
- Just taking a test and passing a background check does not make you a PROFESSIONAL COACH..
Coaching is a lifetime commitment to learning and teaching. Coaching is understanding your own shortcomings and weaknesses and fixing them.
Professional gymnastics coaches control their own feelings and emotions in order to move gymnasts forward in dealing with their gymnastics careers. Professional gymnastics coaches have the highest standards when it comes to the the role model they are for gymnasts and how those gymnasts move through their gymnastics career and the rest of their lives. Professional gymnastics coaches live up to even higher ideals and standards than they expect of their gymnasts. Professional gymnastics coaches follow a code of conduct in their personal and professional lives.
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