Trampoline Gymnastics Level 1

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Trampoline Gymnastics Level 1

Trampoline Gymnastics Level 1

This course will qualify you to be an assistant coach for trampoline gymnastics. 

Trampoline gymnastics is an amazing discipline to coach. Participants perform spectacular routines made up of impressive somersaults, twists and  jumps. Your role is to support and develop these skills for participants to enjoy. You get to work with mixed age groups, and both male and female participants.

Many of our level 1 coaches are parents, teachers, gymnasts, or coaches of other disciplines. 

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Who is this Aimed at:

People who are engaged with gymnastics and wish to develop their knowledge further and get involved in coaching.

Pre Requisites:

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.

Delivery Method:

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.

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

Common Core Theory:

  • Ethical coaching responsibilities
  • Safety in coaching
  • Group organisation
  • Physical, cognitive and emotional development
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Basic nutrition and healthy living
  • Biomechanical principles
  • Erection and dismantling of apparatus
  • Principles of supporting and spotting

Fitness and Well-being - Physical Preparation:

  • Warm up
  • Flexibility training
  • Basic conditioning
  • Additional conditioning exercises

Individual Skills:

  • Landings and controlling the trampoline bed
  • Jumping and stopping: straight, tucked, piked and straddled jumps
  • Seat landings; front landings and back landings
  • Jump with ½ and full twist
  • Twists into body landings
  • Twists from body landings
  • Twists between body landings
  • Forwards and backwards rolls
  • Hands and knees turnover to back
  • ¾ forwards somersault to back
  • Simple drills and routines using the above skill

Note: Level 1 coaches are not qualified to support somersaults without another assistant coach. However with additional training, the assistant coach may assist a more highly qualified coach to support somersaults.


Assessment Method:

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

Note: One individual skill and one linked combination will be chosen by your assessor.

You need to bring at least three participants to the practical assessment

Box 1


Hands and knees turnover to back landing

¾ forwards somersault to back

Front landing, to feet, straddle jump, seat landing, to feet

½ twist jump, front landing, to feet, straddle jump, seat landing, to feet

Full twist, straddle jump, ½ twist to seat landing, ½ twist to feet, ½ twist jump

Box 2

½ twist to back landing, to feet

¾ forwards somersault to back

Seat landing, full twist to feet

Straddle jump, seat landing, to feet, ½ twist jump, tuck jump

½ twist jump, pike jump, back landing, ½ twist to feet

Full twist, straddle jump, ½ twist jump, tuck jump, seat landing, ½ twist to feet

Box 3

½ twist to back landing

¾ forwards somersault to back

Hands and knees turnover to back landing

½ twist jump, tuck jump, pike jump, back landing, to feet

Seat landing, ½ twist to feet, tuck jump, pike jump, back landing, ½ twist to feet

Tuck jump, seat landing, ½ twist to feet, ½ twist jump, pike jump

Box 4

Forwards roll

Seat landing to front landing

¾ forwards somersault to back

Straddle jump, seat landing, ½ twist to seat landing, ½ twist to feet, tuck jump

Pike jump, back landing, ½ twist to feet, tuck jump, ½ twist jump

½ twist jump, pike, ½ twist to front landing, to feet

Assessment process

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

Download this Skills Matrix TRA National Development Plan 2019.pdf

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The courses below are in date order, soonest displayed first.

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10 Jan 2021
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