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Coming Soon! Gymnastics BC Recreational Parkour

 

COMING SOON!
Gymnastics BC
Recreational Parkour

Gymnastics BC is nearing the launch of its new recreational parkour training program, in partnership with the International Parkour Federation (IPF) and the World Freerunning Parkour Federation (WFPF).

We’re aiming to offer our first recreational parkour certification course at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, at a location to be determined. Once certified, instructors will be entered into the WFPF database and eligible to coach recreational parkour at any Gymnastics BC member club or WFPF-affiliated facility. If your gym is thinking about offering recreational parkour this season, you’ll need WFPF certified coaches to get started; only WFPF certified coaches are permitted to deliver recreational parkour programs in GBC full member clubs.

Before we launch our first recreational parkour certification course, we need to gauge interest and determine whether to host it in the Lower Mainland or the Okanagan—that's where you come in!  Answer our quick online survey (it takes 1 minute or less!) to let us know a) if you are interested in attending the course and b) your desired course location. 
 
Here are the course details: 

Eligibility Requirements

In order to enroll in the Gymnastics BC recreational parkour certification course, coaches must be:

  • NCCP Foundations “Trained”
  • At least 16 years of age at the time of the course
  • Affiliated with a Gymnastics BC full member club
  • A registered Gymnastics BC member

Cost

  • $595 CAN per course participant

Course length

  • 3 full days
    • Day 1: 8 hours (Physical Assessment and Level 1)
    • Day 2: 6 hours (Level 2)
    • Day 3: 6 hours (Testing)

Materials provided

  • Roots and Evolution Information Booklet
  • WFPF Instructor Certification Manual (CAN)

Remember: in order to offer the recreational parkour certification course, Gymnastics BC needs to hear from you! Express your interest by responding to our quick survey (it takes 1 minute or less!): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J3T8MPT

Call for Club Hosts!

Gymnastics BC needs to partner with a member club to host the first recreational parkour certification course.  If your club is interested in becoming the club host, please contact Keara Hooi, GFA Manager, at khooi@gymbc.org.

Contact: Keara Hooi, khooi@gymbc.org





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