Men's Artistic Level 2

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Men's Artistic Level 2

Men's Artistic Level 2

A level 2 qualification is the second stage of the coaching pathway for this discipline.

As a level 2 coach you will be able to work independently to help participants develop their skills, strength and co-ordination. You are able to lead your own sessions, mentor and oversee fellow coaches, and open your own club. You can also help participants develop the skills required to compete in entry-level competitions.

You can attend this course if you have completed a UKCC Level 1 in General Gymnastics, Men's Artistic Gymnastics, Women's Artistic Gymnastics, or if you have completed a UKCC Level 2 in General Gymnastics or Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

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Who is this Aimed at:

Level 1 coaches who wish to further their knowledge and skills within gymnastics coaching, and operate independently taking responsibility of sessions.

Learners can attend the course at 17 years of age, however they will not receive the qualification and therefore will not be able to use the qualification until they turn 18 years old.

What To Expect:

An informative programme that builds on competencies learned at level 1 and develops;

  • the ability to prepare for, deliver and review a coaching session(s)
  • the understanding of responsibilities associated with running a club

Delivery Method:

Online, theory and practical delivery supported by mentored hours:

Before and throughout the course - eLearning activities

Day 1 - Classroom

Day 2 - Practical

Day 3 - Practical

Day 4 - Practical and formative assessment

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

Day 1 – none required

Days 2 and 3 - Minimum of one required. (For Acrobatics gymnastics you are required to bring three or four gymnasts) *

Day 4 - Minimum of three required. (For Acrobatics gymnastics you are required to bring a group of four) *

* Participants should be working towards the skills included on the course syllabus.

Day 5 Assessment - Minimum of three required. Please ensure one gymnast is able to perform the complete skills in your skills matrix box (with or without support).

Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

Your mentor will be someone to help you throughout the course to develop your sport gymnastics knowledge and the delivery methods such as the ‘How to Coach’ skills.

Before you enrol onto the course you will need to find a mentor. Your mentor is required to hold a level 2 qualification, or equivalent, and have begun their level 3 qualification within the same discipline.

What Resources Are Included:

1st4sport logbook, a discipline specific resource pack and online resources.

Price:

£565 for BG members (£689 for non-BG members).

Course costs include the delivery and initial assessment, any further assessments will incur additional charges.

Outcomes:

At the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Recall the course programme and when assessment takes place
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of a level 2 coach
  • Identify to whom level 2 coaches are responsible
  • Differentiate between athlete-centred and coach-centred behaviours and philosophies
  • Identify your own basic coaching philosophy
  • Define a hazard and a risk
  • Assess risks in a gymnastics context
  • Understand apparatus set up & use
  • Complete a participant profile form
  • State the benefits of planning
  • Produce a progressive, structured, and athlete-centred session plan
  • Select and use a variety of evaluation strategies
  • Recognise that people learn in different ways, so the coaching style needs to be varied to accommodate the learners
  • Explain the ways in which people may prefer to receive information
  • Identify relevant coaching styles to be used at various stages of the skill learning process
  • Link coaching skills to coaching styles
  • Review others’ coaching practice
  • Self-reflect

Learner must be at least 17 years old on the first day of the course

  • Learner must hold one of the following awards:
  • Artistic Gymnastics - UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach
  • Artistic Gymnastics - UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Gymnastics
  • Artistic Gymnastics - Assistant Coach
  • Artistic Gymnastics - Grade 5/Ass/Lev1
  • Artistic Gymnastics - Class 5 Cycle 3/4
  • Artistic Gymnastics - Class 4 Part 1
  • Mens Artistic - UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Gymnastics
  • Mens Artistic - UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach
  • Mens Artistic - Assistant Coach
  • Mens Artistic - Grade 5/Ass/Lev1
  • Mens Artistic - Class 5 Cycle 3/4
  • Mens Artistic - Class 4 Part 1
  • Womens Artistic - UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach
  • Womens Artistic - UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Gymnastics
  • Womens Artistic - Assistant Coach
  • Womens Artistic - Grade 5/Ass/Lev1
  • Womens Artistic - Class 5 Cycle 3/4
  • Womens Artistic - Class 4 Part 1
  • Womens Artistic - Level 2 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Coach
  • Womens Artistic - UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics
  • Womens Artistic - UKCC Level 2 Coach
  • Womens Artistic - Coach
  • Womens Artistic - Club Coach
  • Womens Artistic - Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics - Club Coach
  • Womens Artistic - UKCC Level 3 Coach
  • Womens Artistic - Level 4 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Senior Coach
  • Womens Artistic - Senior Club Coach
  • Womens Artistic - High-Performance Coach
  • General Gymnastics - UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach
  • General Gymnastics - UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Gymnastics
  • General Gymnastics - Assistant Coach
  • General Gymnastics - Grade 5/Ass/Lev1
  • General Gymnastics - Class 5 Cycle 3/4
  • General Gymnastics - Class 4 Part 1
  • General Gymnastics - Coach
  • General Gymnastics - Level 2 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Coach
  • General Gymnastics - UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics
  • General Gymnastics - UKCC Level 2 Coach
  • General Gymnastics - Level 3 Add on Module
  • General Gymnastics - Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics - Club Coach
  • General Gymnastics - Club Coach
  • General Gymnastics - Senior Club Coach
  • Womens Artistic - Level 3 Add on Module
  • Artistic Gymnastics - Level 1 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Assistant Coach
  • Womens Artistic - Level 1 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Assistant Coach
  • Mens Artistic - Level 1 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Assistant Coach
  • General Gymnastics - Level 1 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Assistant Coach

Online:

  • Coaching Philosophy – part 1 and 2
  • Coaching style      
  • Safety management
  • Planning
  • Fitness and training theory – part 1 and 2
  • Preparation for assessment

Common Core Theory:

  • Ethical coaching responsibilities
  • Safety in coaching
  • Group organisation
  • Physical development
  • The growing and developing gymnast
  • Fitness and training theory
  • Basic nutrition and healthy living
  • Development of talent
  • Physical training profile norms
  • Post course and preparation for assessment
  • Revision of biomechanics level 1
  • Biomechanics level 2

Practical Delivery:

  • Physical preparation 
  • Dance and choreography
  • Rebound as an aid to teaching gymnastics 
  • Elements syllabus

Floor Skills: 

  • Top planche
  • Straddle lift to handstand
  • Hecht dive roll 
  • Handspring
  • Handspring to 1 leg
  • Flyspring
  • Headspring
  • Backwards roll, straight arms 
  • Forwards somersault
  • Flic
  • Backwards somersault
  • Round off flic, backwards somersault to stand
  • Free cartwheel 

Pommel Skills:

  • Forwards scissor
  • Backwards scissor
  • Double leg circles
  • Loops 
  • Bucket work 

Ring Skills: 

  • Still inlocation 
  • Muscle up to half lever
  • Back lever
  • Front lever
  • Handstand development 
  • Bent arm bent body press
  • Inlocation 1
  • Inlocation 2
  • Dislocation
  • Backwards somersault straight

Vault Skills: 

  • Flight 1 and 2: forward
  • Vaulting table contact: technique 1 and 2
  • Floor contact 
  • Handspring vault 

Parallel Bar Skills:

  • Russian v
  • Manna
  • Swing to handstand
  • Full pirouette in handstand
  • Front uprise to straddle sit
  • Shoulder roll to straddle sit
  • Drop upstart
  • Float upstart
  • Swing in hang
  • Face vault dismount 
  • Flank vault dismount 
  • Forwards somersault preparation 
  • Backwards somersault preparation 

High Bar Skills:

  • Clear back hip with release to dismount
  • Float upstart
  • Cast to handstand
  • Upstart to handstand
  • Undershoot from front support 
  • Straddle sole circle/stoop circle
  • Undershoot from straddle and stoop on 
  • Preparation for swinging on a bar
  • Cast from hang into swing
  • Basic swinging/shaping 
  • Three quarter long swing 
  • Back long swings
  • Giant swing forwards

Assessment Method:

Practical – including planning and delivering an allocated skills matrix box.

Logbook – including both written and delivered tasks.

Typically it takes six months to become qualified. However, you have up to two years from day 1 of the course to complete if your first attempt at assessment is not successful.

When Is My Assessment:

Your assessment date has been pre-set as per the course dates. See the ‘find a course’ page for available courses and dates.

The Skills Matrix boxes below contain the skills which are to be demonstrated by at least one participant during the practical assessment. Learners should plan for the full Skills Matrix box and assessors will assign the physical preparation activity and choose two skills to be delivered on the day of the assessment.

The assessment process is a total of 90 minutes and will follow this format:

- 5 minutes: Warm-up including a pulse raiser and mobilisation.

- 5 minutes: Physical preparation activity (delivered either before the skill delivery section or after as part of the cool-down).

- 15 minutes: Skill 1 delivery.

- 15 minutes: Skill 2 delivery.

- 5 minutes: Cool-down including stretching and session conclusion.

- 45 minutes: Self-reflection, questioning, logbook and practical result, feedback and action plan.


Box 1

Physical Preparation (5 minutes each):

ROM exercises for japana
Conditioning exercises for top planche
Conditioning exercises for the upstart action
Conditioning exercises for straddle ½ lever

Skills (15 minutes each):

Floor: Round off back flic
Pommel: Forward shear
Rings: Muscle up to ½ lever
Vault: Handspring vault

Box 2

Physical Preparation (5 minutes each):

ROM exercises for forward splits
Conditioning exercises for Russian lever
Conditioning exercises for handstand
Conditioning exercises for basic swings on rings

Skills (15 minutes each):

Parallel Bars: Swing in hang with bent legs
High Bar: Backwards giants in loops and gloves
Floor: Running forwards somersault tucked
Pommel: Backwards shear

Box 3

Physical Preparation (5 minutes each):

ROM exercises for side splits
Conditioning exercises for straddle lift to handstand
Conditioning exercises for manna
Conditioning exercises for single leg pendulum swings on pommels

Skills (15 minutes each):

Rings: Bent arm body press to handstand
Vault: ¾ straight front to back lie onto a safe platform
Parallel Bars: Static forwards pirouette
High Bar: Forwards giants in loops and gloves

Box 4

Physical Preparation (5 minutes each):

ROM exercises for Y balance
Conditioning exercises for back planche on rings
Conditioning exercises for front planche on rings
Conditioning exercises for handstand

Skills (15 minutes each):

Floor: Handspring to one foot, handspring to two feet
Pommel: Double leg circle on mushroom
Rings: Backwards somersault tucked dismount
Vault: Handspring to back lie on safety modules

Box 5

Physical Preparation (5 minutes each):

Conditioning exercises for cast to handstand
Conditioning exercises for forwards shear
Conditioning exercises for handstand on rings

Skills (15 minutes each):

Parallel Bars: Drop upstart
High Bar: Straddle sole circle
Floor: Round off flic backwards somersault tucked
Pommel: Double leg circle on flat low horse

Box 6

Physical Preparation (5 minutes each):

ROM exercises for arabesque
Conditioning exercises for bent arm strength
Conditioning exercises for mid-body tension
Conditioning exercises for top planche

Skills (15 minutes each):

Rings: Cast from inverted hang into basic swing
Vault: Handspring
Parallel Bars: Forwards uprise to straddle support
High Bar: Backwards giants in loops and gloves

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