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Tumbling Gymnastics Level 2

Tumbling 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, 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 will need to have already completed a UKCC Level 1 Tumbling 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

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
  • Revision of biomechanics level 1
  • Biomechanics level 2

Practical Delivery:

  • Linked handsprings
  • Round off flics
  • Whip
  • Whips/flic series
  • Tuck backwards somersault
  • Pike backwards somersault
  • Straight backwards somersault
  • Straight back 180°
  • Tuck forwards somersault
  • Pike forwards somersault
  • Straight forwards somersault
  • Barani
  • Arabian

Rebound Only:

  • Double twist
  • Double somersaults 

Assessment Method:

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

Logbook – including both written and delivered tasks.

Theory papers – including a common core and sport specific papers typically multiple choice.

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 (in full) by at least one of the participants during the learner's practical assessment. 

The learner will be required to:

  • deliver activities within either the warm up or cool down; the assessor will allocate this at the beginning of the assessment.
    • the warm up must be for a group of participants and focus on muscle activation and flexibility activities
    • the cool down must be for a group of participants and focus on post training conditioning aimed to increase the participants leg power for tumbling
  • deliver skills from groups 1 and 2, one of the skills from group 3, and the skill from group 4 from your allocated skills box; 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

Group 1:
Round off flics straight backwards somersault

Group 2:
Eight element series including four flics, two whips, finishing with a tucked somersault

Group 3:
Straight backwards somersault 180°
Tucked arabian somersault

Group 4:
Rebound double backwards somersault tucked

Box 2

Group 1:
Round off flics straight backwards somersault

Group 2:
Eight element series including four flics, two whips, finishing with a tucked somersault

Group 3:
Straight backwards somersault 180°
Tucked arabian somersault

Group 4:
Rebound double backwards somersault tucked

Box 3

Group 1:
Round off flics straight backwards somersault

Group 2:
Eight element series including four flics, two whips, finishing with a tucked somersault

Group 3:
Straight forwards somersault 180°
Straight backwards somersault 180°

Group 4:
Rebound backwards somersault 720°

Box 4

Group 1:
Round off flics straight backwards somersault

Group 2:
Eight element series including four flics, two whips, finishing with a tucked somersault

Group 3:
Tuck forwards somersault in series
Straight backwards somersault 180°

Group 4:
Rebound double backwards somersault piked

Box 5

Group 1:
Round off flics straight backwards somersault

Group 2:
Eight element series including four flics, two whips, finishing with a tucked somersault

Group 3:
Barani
Tucked forward somersault in series

Group 4:
Rebound backwards somersault 720°

Box 6

Group 1:
Round off flics straight backwards somersault

Group 2:
Eight element series including four flics, two whips, finishing with a tucked somersault

Group 3:
Piked forward somersault in series
Straight backwards somersault 180°

Group 4:
Rebound backwards somersault with double twist

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