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DDGC Coach-In-Training (CIT) / Apprenticeship Program


Are you passionate about sports? Do you enjoy working with children and aspire to coach and lead one day? DDGC CIT/Apprenticeship Program is for YOU!

Join us in learning about gymnastics as a fundamental movement sport and the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle; explore the ABC’s of physical literacy and gain hands-on coaching experience under the guidance of our most qualified coaches. You will also learn and develop better communication and leadership skills while having the opportunity to train for a satisfying and diverse, full- or part-time career!

This Program will include classroom discussions, gymnastics training, as well as mentorship and apprenticeship with qualified coaches. It consists of approximately 15 hours of theory and 30 hours of practice in all levels of our programs. Upon completion of this program, you will have the opportunity to register with Gymnastics BC to take the NCCP Gymnastics Foundations Courses to become a certified gymnastics coach.



  • High school students (14+) with a background in dance, gymnastics or a related sport

  • University student in a recreation, kinesiology or education program

  • Parents or active retiree looking for a fun and rewarding part-time job

  • Positive, enthusiastic people with a passion for making a difference in the lives of kids through sport


  • Applicants must be at least 14 years old by the end of December 2023

  • Training sessions will occur over several weeks to a year at DDGC

  • Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume, and complete a questionnaire and coach profile.


Pre-CIT Training Program

If you are between 12 and 14 years old, you may apply to our PRE-CIT TRAINING PROGRAM.

This program is structured similarly to the CIT/Apprenticeship program, and participants will meet once every 4-6 weeks for classroom sessions covering theoretical and practical content, while having weekly/biweekly hands-on practical sessions in the gym with a mentor coach. Upon successful completion of the Pre-CIT Training Program along with designated volunteer coaching hours, participants can become "Coaches in Training" to gain more coaching experience alongside our qualified coaching team, and can choose to register for NCCP courses to become fully certified to coach at age 15.



We will be hosting an information session for all interested participants on 1st October 2023 at 2:00pm in James Street Studio. Please click the link below to register.

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