PRGA is looking for coaches.

PRGA invites Gymnastics BC president to train Rupert coaches

Twyla Ryan, president of Gymnastics BC, will be showing her students the ropes from Jan. 9 – 11 as learning facilitator of Gym BC's program.

Thanks to the work of the executive committee of Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association (PRGA), the city has gone from having no gymnastics program whatsoever to welcoming Gymnastics BC’s president in teaching North Coast residents how to be coaches in under a year.

Twyla Ryan, president of Gymnastics BC, will be showing her underlings the ropes from Jan. 9 – 11 as learning facilitator of a two-and-a-half day program for interested artistic gymnastics coaches-to-be, said a press release distributed by PRGA.

The course, called Gymnastics Foundation (GF) will be taught at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre and will be divided into three components: theory, introduction and artistic.

The course is designated as a National Coach Certification Program (NCCP), run by Gymnastics BC and after completion, coaches are to receive “trained” status in artistic gymnastics.

Ryan was program director with Vancouver’s Phoenix Gymnastics for 17 years before taking a position as executive director of synchronized swimming program Synchro B.C.

“We’re very excited to be bringing a coach of Twyla’s calibre to Prince Rupert,” said PRGA president William Spat in the release.

“Twyla will not only be raising the bar in Prince Rupert, she’ll be having us spin around it!” he added.

Included modules in the course are the Make Ethical Decisions training and respect in sport. Interested coaches can sign up at for instruction at


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