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Organizational Background:

Core Athletics is an elite level tumbling, stunting, and performance company specialized in the sport of cheerleading. We work on-site with high school and middle school cheerleading teams across the state of Michigan. Throughout all of our products and services, we strive to create an environment that promotes a positive coach and athlete experience while setting a foundation that drives teams to their fullest potential. 

  • We are looking for inspirational, passionate, and goal-oriented class instructors to work on our crews

  • We are most interested in candidates who can spot a full

Job Duties and Responsibilities

As a Core Athletics (CA) Tumbling Instructor, you will act as a spotting expert and provide athletes with master-level coaching. Skills you will spot range from beginner skills (back-walkovers) to intermediate skills (standing back-tucks). You are expected to facilitate drills and exercises in a rotational format that keeps athletes having fun and engaged at every class. You are expected to facilitate in a positive and inspirational, leader-like manner. As a Tumbling Instructor, you will coach classes on a crew with two or three other instructors, including a Head Instructor (H.I. or crew leader) and another Tumbling Instructor or Drills Specialist.

For this role, any background in cheerleading or gymnastics is required. To ensure the safety of our athletes and instructors, a background check will be required to work in this environment (with high school and middle school student-athletes). New Tumbling Instructors will go through an application and onboarding process to learn our class structure, coaching expectations, and employee policies and procedures. Each new instructor will be evaluated before being expected to coach a class without assistance.

A Day In The Life:

You will be assigned to specific schools located in your home region. You will be expected to drive yourself to and from each class, you are assigned to (or have reliable means of transportation). During classes, you will be required to follow instructions from your H.I. and expedite the seasonal class structure. You are expected to spot athletes on their skills and provide exceptional coaching. You may be assigned to up to three locations in a single day.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4 years of experience in tumbling (Cheerleading or Gymnastics background)

  • Experience in coaching (Specifically experience coaching high school and middle school athletes)

  • Pass a background check 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Working car to drive yourself to and from schools (or reliable transportation)

  • Reliable access to a smart communication device

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sports minded/competitive nature

  • Passion for people and student-athlete development

  • Work well in small groups

  • Work well with high school/middle school student-athletes

  • Strong verbal communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Willingness to learn

  • Digital proficiency 


  • Know and facilitate class structure (learned and evaluated during training/shadowing process)

  • Spot athletes on new skills and training drills

  • Follow instruction from your crew’s Head Instructor for day-to-day management

  • Complete administrative tasks (when necessary) while at each location.

  • Attend all tumbling staff meetings

  • Attend all weekly tumbling staff conference calls


LEVEL 1 (Entry Level) Instructor

90-min class: $25-30

60-min class: $16-$20

Application Process:

We are continuously seeking skilled individuals to join our crews. The application process is an ongoing, rolling process. To be considered for a Tumbling Instructor Position, you will need to submit a resume to our office or apply through one of our Indeed or LinkedIn job listings. If applicable, you will be notified of an interview. 


All employment opportunities are contingent upon the applicant successfully passing a background check. To ensure the safety of our participants, a background check will be required to work with high school and middle school student-athletes. 

EEO/AA Policy:

Core Athletics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We recognize and reward instructors who go above and beyond for their classes!


Every instructor receives free Core Athletics shirts to wear at classes. Every instructor also receives a 10% employee discount on our online merchandise.


Our instructor rates are very competitive across our industry.


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Tumbling Instructor 




Tumbling Department


Greater Metro-Detroit Area

(on-site school locations)


Regular (year-round)


$25-$30 per 90-min class


Initial Application

Your submission of our Tumbling Instructor Application Form is considered your Initial Application. This form includes your resume and additional information.

PLEASE NOTE: Some positions may be offered based solely on initial applications or virtual interviews. In other situations, applicants may be asked to attend additional virtual group interviews. Applicants will be required to attend an in-person spotting evaluation before final decisions are made. 


Virtual Interview

If applicable, you will be contacted by a recruiter to schedule a virtual interview with our team.


In-Person Spotting Evaluation

If applicable, you will receive an invite to a spotting evaluation. Candidates will be required to show their spotting capabilities (up to the candidates' abilities). Evaluation details will be disclosed in your invite.


Job Offer

If applicable, our office will notify you of a job offer.