Rhythmic Gymnastics Level 2

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Rhythmic Gymnastics Level 2

Rhythmic Gymnastics 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, flexibility 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 will need to have already completed a UKCC Level 1 Rhythmic Gymnastics Award. 

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Pre-requisites
Syllabus
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Skills Matrix
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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.

Delivery Method:

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:
  • Rhythmic - UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Gymnastics
  • Rhythmic - UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach
  • Rhythmic - Assistant Coach
  • Rhythmic - Grade 5/Ass/Lev1
  • Rhythmic - Class 5 Cycle 3/4
  • Rhythmic - Class 4 Part 1
  • Rhythmic - Level 1 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Assistant Coach

Online:

  • Coaching Philosophy – part 1 and 2
  • Coaching styles
  • 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
  • Biomechanics level 2
  • Revision of biomechanics level 2

Judging:

  • The rhythmic programme
  • Difficulty
  • Execution
  • Dress and apparatus
  • Deductions
  • Composition
  • FIG judge’s sheet examples - difficulty

National Development Plan 2010 Onwards:

  • Structure and regulations
  • Club grades

Practical Delivery: 

  • Stamina, strength and suppleness
  • Stamina
  • Running
  • Strength
  • Suppleness (flexibility)
  • Ballet, dance and posture training
  • Arm positions
  • Leg positions
  • Basic ballet exercises at the barre
  • Centre work

Composition of Exercises:

  • Choreography
  • Dynamic aspects
  • Music
  • Spatial aspects
  • Sequence construction
  • Forwards roll
  • Cartwheel

Body Difficulties:

  • Jumps and leaps
  • Balances
  • Rotations

Apparatus:

  • Apparatus requirements
  • Swing and throwing
  • Throwing and catching
  • Changes of plane
  • Ribbon
  • Clubs

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 and activities which are to be demonstrated by at least one participant during the practical assessment. Learners should plan for the full Skills Matrix box, demonstrating clear progression and development activities for the body and apparatus skills included. Assessors will choose which physical preparation activities and two skills will be delivered on the day of assessment.

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

- 5 minutes: Warm-up including pulse raiser and mobilisation activities relating to the body skill in the allocated Skills Matrix box.

- 5 minutes: Physical preparation activity.

- 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 (strength and/or flexibility as applicable):

5 minutes for each body skill, apparatus fundamental and throw listed below.


Skills (15 minutes each):

Apparatus: Rope

1 x leap (from the Level 2 syllabus) and rope fundamental.

1 x rope fundamental (different to the above) without body difficulty.

1 x small throw of the rope.

A linked sequence (lasting approx. 30 seconds) including all skills listed above and dance elements.

Box 2

Physical preparation (strength and/or flexibility as applicable):

5 minutes for each body skill, apparatus fundamental and throw listed below.


Skills (15 minutes each):

Apparatus: Hoop

1 x rotation (from the Level 2 syllabus) and hoop fundamental.

1 x hoop fundamental (different to the above) without body difficulty.

1 x small throw of the hoop.

A linked sequence (lasting approx. 30 seconds) including all skills listed above and dance elements.

Box 3

Physical preparation (strength and/or flexibility as applicable):

5 minutes for each body skill, apparatus fundamental and throw listed below.


Skills (15 minutes each):

Apparatus: Ball

1 x balance (from the Level 2 syllabus) and ball fundamental.

1 x ball fundamental (different to the above) without body difficulty.

1 x small throw of the ball.

A linked sequence (lasting approx. 30 seconds) including all skills listed above and dance elements.

Box 4

Physical preparation (strength and/or flexibility as applicable):

5 minutes for each body skill, apparatus fundamental and throw listed below.


Skills (15 minutes each):

Apparatus: Clubs

1 x leap (from the Level 2 syllabus) and clubs fundamental.

1 x clubs fundamental (different to the above) without body difficulty.

1 x small throw of 2 clubs.

A linked sequence (lasting approx. 30 seconds) including all skills listed above and dance elements.

Box 5

Physical preparation (strength and/or flexibility as applicable):

5 minutes for each body skill, apparatus fundamental and throw listed below.


Skills (15 minutes each):

Apparatus: Ribbon

1 x rotation (from the Level 2 syllabus) and ribbon fundamental.

1 x ribbon fundamental (different to the above) without body difficulty.

1 x small toss of the ribbon.

A linked sequence (lasting approx. 30 seconds) including all skills listed above and dance elements.

Box 6

Physical preparation (strength and/or flexibility as applicable):

5 minutes for each body skill, apparatus fundamental and throw listed below.


Skills (15 minutes each):

Apparatus: Rope

1 x balance (from the Level 2 syllabus) and rope fundamental.

1 x rope fundamental (different to the above) without body difficulty.

1 x small throw of the rope.

A linked sequence (lasting approx. 30 seconds) including all skills listed above and dance elements.

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