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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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.

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:

For most of our UKCC Level 2 courses the below participants are required:

Day 1 – none required

Days 2 and 3 – minimum of one required

Day 4 – ideally three

Practical assessment – minimum of three required

For trampoline gymnastics a minimum of three participants are required for the final assessment.

If you are undertaking a Preschool qualification, participants are provided for you.

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.

*For pre-school, mentors are required to be experienced level 2 coaches, as there is no level 3 qualification.

What Resources Are Included:

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

Price:

£499 for British Gymnastic members who hold a minimum of a Gold membership at the time of enrolment onto the course (£619 for all other candidates).

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 below skills boxes contain the skills which are to be demonstrated by at least one of the participants during the learner's practical assessment. 

The learner will be required to:

  • deliver both activities within either the warm up or cool down (including pulse raiser/lower); the assessor will allocate this at the beginning of the assessment. For group activities the learner may be required to deliver to their own and another learner's participants
  • the warm up must include aerobic activity and flexibility activities relating to a body skill being taught
  • the cool down must include a strength circuit related to a body skill that has been taught followed by a cool down and dismissal
  • deliver either: a section of a pre-prepared sequence (including dance steps and a body skill) or body skill linked with an apparatus skill from the fundamental groups of the apparatus; the assessor will allocate this at the beginning of the assessment.

The learner will be allocated one of the following skills boxes for their practical assessment.

Box 1

Warm up and class organisation

Show the relevant coaching techniques (through
breakdown & build up) for the body & apparatus
skills below:

Apparatus - ROPE
1 x Leap - level 2 resource pack and rope fundamental
1 x Rope fundamental (different to the above)
without body difficulty
1 x Small throw of rope
1 x Series of dance steps with a fundamental
Coach 30 sec (max) linked sequence – ROPE
To include all the skills listed above, sequence
must include linking elements and dance steps

Cool down to assist box 2

Box 2

Warm up to assist box 1

Show the relevant coaching techniques (through
breakdown and build up) for the body and apparatus
skills below:

Apparatus - HOOP
1 x Rotation- level 2 resource pack and hoop fundamental
1 x Hoop fundamental (different to the above)
without body difficulty
1 x Small throw of hoop
1 x Series of dance steps with a fundamental
Coach 30 sec (max) linked sequence - HOOP
To include all the skills listed above, sequence
must include linking elements and dance steps

Cool down and class organisation

Box 3

Warm up and class organisation

Show the relevant coaching techniques (through
breakdown and build up) for the body and apparatus
skills below:

Apparatus - BALL
1 x Balance- level 2 resource pack and ball fundamental
1 x Ball fundamental (different to the above) without
body difficulty
1 x Small throw of ball
1 x Series of dance steps with a fundamental
Coach 30 sec (max) linked sequence - BALL
To include all the skills listed above, sequence
must include linking elements and dance steps

Cool down assist box 4

Box 4

Warm up to assist box 3

Show the relevant coaching techniques (through
breakdown and build up) for the body and apparatus
skills below:

Apparatus – CLUBS
1 x Leap - level 2 resource pack and clubs fundamental
1 x Clubs fundamental (different to the above)
without body difficulty
1 x Small throw of 2 clubs
1 x Series of dance steps with fundamental
Coach 30 sec (max) linked sequence - CLUBS
To include all the skills listed above, sequence
must include linking elements and dance steps

Cool down and class organisation

Box 5

Warm up and class organisation

Show the relevant coaching techniques (through
breakdown and build up) for the body and apparatus
skills below:

Apparatus - RIBBON
1x Rotation level 2 resource pack and ribbon fundamental
1 x Ribbon fundamental (different to the above)
without body difficulty
1 x Small toss of ribbon
1 x Series of dance steps with a fundamental
Coach 30 sec (max) linked sequence -RIBBON
To include all the skills listed above, sequence
must include linking elements and dance steps

Cool down to assist box 6

Box 6

Warm up to assist box 5

Show the relevant coaching techniques (through
breakdown and build up) for the body and apparatus
skills below:

Apparatus - ROPE
1 x Balance - level 2 resource pack and rope fundamental
1 x Rope fundamental (different to the above)
without body difficulty
1 x Small throw of rope
1 x Series of dance steps with a fundamental
Coach 30 sec (max) linked sequence - ROPE
To include all the skills listed above, sequence
must include linking elements dance steps

Cool down and class organisation

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