Rec Director 101 - Intro to Rec Directing

Rec Director 101 - Intro to Rec Directing

Are you a new Rec Director looking to go from unsure to locked-in

“Intro to Rec Directing” is our flagship intensive course that will dig into the foundational skills for leading a recreational gymnastics program. 

Our goal is for all participants to finish the course more confident with more skills,  and to find support from a community of like-minded new friends - all taking on the rec gymnastics world together. 


This course is FOR YOU, if you:

  • New (or new-ish) to the Rec Director/Manager (or similar) role
  • Responsible for managing staff & making program decisions
  • Feeling a bit lost, overwhelmed or stressed trying to juggle & learn all the aspects of this position
  • Looking to connect & find community with like-minded leaders
  • Keen to fast track your learning when it comes to key RD skills
  • Able to commit to attending and actively participating in LIVE lessons & tutorials 


This course is NOT FOR YOU, if you:

  • An experienced Rec Director
  • Already comfortable with you staffing & programming systems
  • Settled into the basics of the job
  • Unable to commit to attending LIVE lessons & tutorials


Course Details:

Dates: Our most recent cohort is currently in progress.  Be sure to get on the email list for when the next one opens!

Each week includes:
* One lesson and one tutorial each week - both are LIVE on via ZOOM
* Experiments: Actionable tasks on own time during the week 
* Weekly workbooks
* Bonus resources


Course Overview:

  • Week 1 - Leadership & Goal Setting
  • Week 2 - Short & Long Term Program Planning
  • Week 3 - Program Scheduling
  • Week 4 - Staff Scheduling Systems
  • Week 5 - Staff Management (Part 1) 
  • Week 6 - Staff Management (Part 2)
  • Week 7 - Communication & Feedback
  • Week 8 - Next Steps & Graduation!

Overall, we're estimating the time commitment to be 3-3.5 hours a week (including the experiment). 


Course Instructors:

Ali Stoffels is the founder of Rec Gym Pros and enthusiastic (aka obsessed) about all things rec gymnastics - especially anything "outside the box" when it comes to program planning, coach development & leadership training! After Rec Directing for 10 years, Ali now runs RGP full time consulting with gyms, building opportunities for our industry to gather & learn, and most recently co-launching Red Director 101!  Outside of the gymnastics world, Ali can be found travelling, getting crafty, adventuring outside or binge-watching Survivor. 

Alicia Hutson has over a decade of experience in recreation, and she is passionate about creating programs for all ages, and abilities to thrive in. When she isn't on the floor working with the recreation program at her gym, she is helping new coaches and athletes fall in love with gymnastics and leadership. As an NCCP Learning Facilitator, Rec Director and one of the creators of Rec Director 101, Alicia takes pride in educating and learning with future coaches and fellow Rec Directors.

How many spots will be open?

There will only be 12-15 spots in each cohort.  We keep our groups intentionally small so that we can ensure each participant has a meaningful experience and makes forward progress.  If there is demand, we may consider opening a second cohort.


How to Register:

Make sure you’re on our email list in order to get all the registration details as soon as it’s available.


Have Questions?

No problem - please reach out to Ali & Alicia via email (rd101@recgympros.com) - we'd be happy to answer any questions you might have! :)


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