Acrobatic Gymnastics Level 2

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Acrobatic Gymnastics Level 2

Acrobatic 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 Acrobatic Gymnastics Award, or have been signed off on the Level 3 General Gymnastics Technical Module.

 

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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:

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.

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:
  • AcrobaticGymnasticsAerobicGymnasticsGeneralGymnasticsMensArtisti - Grade 5/Ass/Lev1
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - Class 5 Cycle 3/4
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - Class 4 Part 1
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - Assistant Coach
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - Level 1 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Assistant Coach
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - UKCC Level 1 Assistant Coach
  • General Gymnastics - Level 3 Technical Module 3 AND General Gymnastics - Level 2 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Coach
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Gymnastics
  • General Gymnastics - UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics AND General Gymnastics - Level 3 Technical Module 3
  • General Gymnastics - UKCC Level 2 Coach AND General Gymnastics - Level 3 Technical Module 3
  • General Gymnastics - Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics - Club Coach AND General Gymnastics - Level 3 Technical Module 3
  • General Gymnastics - Club Coach AND General Gymnastics - Level 3 Technical Module 3
  • General Gymnastics - Level 3 Coach Cycle 6 AND General Gymnastics - Level 3 Technical Module 3
  • General Gymnastics - Level 4 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Senior Coach AND General Gymnastics - Level 3 Technical Module 3

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

Dance Skills:

  • Posture
  • Arm positions
  • Basic dance exercises
  • Spins

Individual – Flexibility:

  • Standing drop back to bridge
  • Handstand to bridge to stand
  • Backwards walkover
  • Forwards walkover
  • Backwards walkover to splits
  • Forwards elbow walkover to splits
  • Change leg walkover
  • One-handed walkover (forwards & backwards)
  • Valdez (inc. One-handed)
  • Jump 360° to splits
  • Healy turn

Individual – Stand skills:

  • Wine glass
  • Arabesque
  • Headstand with straight legs
  • Straddle 1/2 lever
  • Half lever
  • Tucked top planche
  • Chest balance

Individual – Agility:

  • Forwards roll to straddle stand
  • Backwards roll to straddle stand
  • Dive forwards roll & Hecht dive forwards roll
  • Backwards roll to handstand
  • Headspring
  • Headspring with 180° to front support
  • Cartwheel chassé cartwheel
  • Cartwheel, chassé, round off, stretch jump
  • Teach hurdle step
  • Free cartwheel
  • Handspring
  • Two handsprings connected
  • Round off leading into jumps
  • Round off, stretch jump, backwards roll
  • Round off, jump half turn, cartwheel
  • Round off, jump 1/2 turn, round off
  • Flic
  • Flic walkout (and to knee)
  • Cartwheel 1/4 turn, flic
  • Round off to lead into flic
  • Round off, flic
  • Round off, flic, flic
  • Handspring, round off, flic

Pairs – Balance:

  • Front angel (base standing)
  • Back angel (base standing)
  • Stand on one foot (base kneeling)
  • Handstand on knees (base in squat)
  • Handstand on knees (base in lunge)
  • Hand-to-hand balances – base in short arm (supine and standing)
  • Handstand on shoulders
  • Stand in short arm – base standing
  • Straddle and half lever on long arm (supine and standing)
  • Two-on-two straddle lever on arms
  • Straddle lever on hand and head of base
  • Motions of base to splits for various top positions
  • Motions of base to straddle sit for various top positions

Pairs – Dynamic:

  • Backwards roll to assisted jump
  • Assisted stretched, star and tuck jumps
  • Assisted jump 360°
  • Front somersault from bases shoulder (forwards turnover)
  • Top jumps to cradle (with 180° and 360° turn)
  • Jump to wrap from floor
  • Pitch stretch jump 
  • Pitch stretch jump to catch in bases hands

Women’s Groups – Balance:

  • Bases in lunge (top standing and handstand)
  • Top in splits
  • Top in plank / log
  • Straddle lever on bases side-by-side
  • Saucepan
  • Bridge balance
  • Half column
  • Spaghetti balance (top standing and top in straddle lever)

Women’s Groups – Dynamic:

  • Pitched stretch jump from platform to floor
  • Pitched stretch jump from platform back to platform
  • 1/4 somersault from platform to back landing in cradle
  • 1/4 somersault from platform to front landing in cradle
  • Back somersault from sitting on platform to floor
  • Back somersault from standing on platform to floor
  • Pitch stretch jump 
  • Pitch 1/4 somersault to back landing in cradle
  • Pitch 1/4 somersault to front landing in cradle
  • Supported handspring
  • Round off to back, landing in cradle
  • Round off to log
  • 3/4 somersault from cradle to floor (forwards and backwards)
  • Cradle to cradle (up to 540° twist)

Men’s Groups – Balance:

  • Two bases standing, third base standing on shoulders, top in supported handstand on floor
  • Base (1) supine with legs raised supporting base 2 & 3 in stand on knees, top standing in short/long arm of base 1
  • Base (1) supine with legs raised supporting base 2 & 3 in stand on knees, top handstand on floor to base 3
  • Base (1) supine with legs supporting base 2 & 3 in handstand on knees, top in lever on base 1
  • Bases 1, 2 & 3 in half column, top supported handstand on floor

Men’s Groups – Dynamic:

  • Platform stretch jump (3 bases)

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.
  • deliver one activity from each category listed: individual, pair and group. The assessor will allocate these at the beginning of the assessment. The group composition does not have to adhere to competition gender requirements, e.g. a trio or four can be a mixture of male and female participants.

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

Box 1

Warm up or cool down and class organisation

Physical preparation for your:

  • Selected individual skill and
  • Selected pair or group work

Skills:

Individual:

  1. Backwards walkover
  2. Flic to knee
  3. Round off flic
  4. Straddle 1/2 lever

Pair:

  1. Handstand on Knee (Base in lunge)
  1. Pitch stretch jump

Group:

  1. Half column
  2. Back somersault from standing on platform to floor

Box 2

Warm up or cool down and class organisation

Physical preparation for your:

  • Selected individual skill and
  • Selected pair or group work

Skills:

Individual:

  1. Change leg walkover
  2. Dive forward roll
  3. Round off flic
  4. Handstand with 360° turn

Pair:

  1. Angel on hands, motion down to splits
  2. Pitch stretch jump to catch in bases hands

Group:

  1. Saucepan
  2. Pitch or Platform, 1/4 somersault to catch in cradle

Box 3

Warm up or cool down and class organisation

Physical preparation for your:

  • Selected individual skill and
  • Selected pair or group work

Skills:

Individual:

  1. Valdez
  2. Handspring
  3. Round off flic
  4. 1/2 lever - legs together

Pair:

  1. Top standing on shoulders, base motion down to split
  2. Pitch stretch jump to catch in bases hands

Group:

  1. Base (1) supine with legs raised supporting bases 2 & 3 in stand on knees, top standing in hands of base 1
  2. Back somersault from standing on platform to floor

Box 4

Warm up or cool down and class organisation

Physical preparation for your:

  • Selected individual skill and
  • Selected pair or group work

Skills:

Individual:

  1. Healey turn
  2. Handspring
  3. Round off flic
  4. Tucked top planche

Pair:

  1. Straddle 1/2 lever, base supine
  2. Pitch stretch jump to catch in bases hands

Group:

  1. Half column
  2. Back somersault from sitting on platform to floor

Box 5

Warm up or cool down and class organisation

Physical preparation for your:

  • Selected individual skill and
  • Selected pair or group work

Skills:

Individual:

  1. Forward elbow walkover to splits
  2. Free cartwheel
  3. Round off flic
  4. Handstand with 360° turn

Pair:

  1. Top standing on shoulders, base motion down to straddle sit
  2. Pitch stretch jump to floor

Group:

  1. Base in Lunge, Middle Straddle lever on back of leg and top standing on Shoulders (Spaghetti)
  2. Pitch or platform, 1/4 somersault to land in cradle

Box 6

Warm up or cool down and class organisation

Physical preparation for your:

  • Selected individual skill and
  • Selected pair or group work

Skills:

Individual:

  1. Forward elbow walkover to splits
  2. Flic walkout
  3. Two handsprings
  4. Free Cartwheel

Pair:

  1. Top standing on shoulders, base motion down to splits
  1. Pitch stretch jump to catch in bases hands

Group:

  1. Two bases standing, third base standing on shoulders, top in supported handstand on floor
  2. Back somersault from sitting on platform to floor

Download this Skills Matrix Acro L2 Skills Matrix (01.08.17-14.03.2018) Acro L2 Skills Matrix (pre 01.08.2017)

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