Who is this Aimed at:
People who are engaged with gymnastics and wish to develop their knowledge further and get involved in coaching.
Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the course.
What To Expect:
An informative course that develops all aspects of coaching, including ‘how to coach’ as well as discipline specific practical experience and knowledge.
Practical tutor led days, online activities and mentored hours:
Day 1 – Practical
Day 2 – Practical
Day 3 – Assessment
Do I Need To Bring Participants:
Days 1 and 2 - Minimum of one required
Day 3 Assessment - Minimum of three required
For Acrobatics gymnastics you are required to bring a minimum of one pair for days 1 and 2, and a minimum of 3 participants for the assessment.
If you are undertaking a Preschool qualification, participants will be provided for you.
Do I Need To Find A Mentor:
Your mentor will be someone to help you throughout the course and to support your development of 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 minimum of a level 2 coaching qualification, or equivalent, within the same discipline.
What Resources Are Included:
1st4Sport logbook, discipline specific resource pack, and online resources.
£319 for British Gymnastics members who hold a minimum of Silver membership at the time of enrolment onto the course (£419 for all other candidates).
Course costs include the delivery and initial assessment; any further assessments will incur additional charges.
By the end of this course you will:
- Begin to apply the 'How to Coach' skills
- Understand how to use and build up progressions for discipline specific skills
- Know your ethical coaching responsibilities
- Know your safety responsibilities
- Know how to move and set up equipment safely for your session
- Recognise muscles and how they work
- Describe the principles of group organisation and communication
- Appreciate the principles of safe support
- Know the structure and purpose of preparation for activity
- Understand basic biomechanical principles
- Appreciate the need for different learning styles
Practical – including planning and delivering an allocated skills matrix box
Logbook – including both written and delivered tasks
How Long Until I Am Fully Qualified:
Typically it takes four months to become qualified. However, you have up to one year from Day 1 of the course to complete the qualification 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.
You will be assessed on your ability to:
- Plan a session for all skills within your allocated skills box, issued four weeks prior to the assessment
- Deliver the warm up, two of the skills and the cool down from your planned session
You need to bring at least three participants to the practical assessment
This skills matrix is valid for courses starting from 04/06/2016
Download this Skills Matrix
Skills matrix for courses starting before 04/06/16
Vault: Squat on, jump off
Bars: Cast to backwards hip circle
Beam: Four different balances from the syllabus
Floor: Forwards roll to straddle sit and stand
Vault: Squat through
Bars: Turning swings
Beam: A selection of turns from the syllabus
Floor: Forwards walkover
Floor: Jump 1/1 turn
Briefing and set up - 10 mins
Warm up - 5 mins
1st Skill delivery - 10 mins
2nd Skill delivery - 10 mins
Cool down - 5 mins
Self-reflection - 5 mins
De-brief - 15 mins
Vault: Handspring to flatback
Bars: Cast towards handstand
Beam: Four jumps and leaps from the syllabus
Floor: Backwards walkover
Landing: For apparatus of your choice
Vault: Using the trampette for a range of skills from the syllabus
Bars: Upwards circle
Beam: Split leap
Floor: Handstand to bridge
Flexibility: Circuit of your choice