Aerobic Gymnastics Level 2

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Aerobic Gymnastics Level 2

Aerobic 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 Aerobic Gymnastics Award, or have been signed off on the Level 3 Technical Modules for acrobatics, women’s, men’s, teamgym, or general gymnastics. 

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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:

Day 1 – none required

Days 2 and 3 - Minimum of one required. (For Acrobatics gymnastics you are required to bring three or four gymnasts) *

Day 4 - Minimum of three required. (For Acrobatics gymnastics you are required to bring a group of four) *

* Participants should be working towards the skills included on the course syllabus.

Day 5 Assessment - Minimum of three required. Please ensure one gymnast is able to perform the complete skills in your skills matrix box (with or without support).

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.

What Resources Are Included:

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

Price:

£565 for BG members (£689 for non-BG members).

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:

  • Physical preparation
  • Strength and endurance training
  • Conditioning programme

Difficulty elements:

  • Element pool group A: dynamic strength
  • Element pool group B: static strength
  • Element pool group C: jumps and leaps
  • Element pool group D: balance and flexibility
  • NAC and FIG code of difficulty elements

Practical elements:

  • Element pool group A: dynamic strength
  • Element pool group B: static strength
  • Element pool group C: jumps and leaps
  • Element pool group D: balance and flexibility
  • Artistic and technical gymnastic components
  • Choreography, composition and performance
  • Group level 1 routine
  • Technical skill, technical execution and physical preparation
  • Physical interactions, transitions and linking acrobatic elements A1 - A6

Floor Skills:

  • Cartwheel
  • Cartwheel quarter turn inwards
  • One handed cartwheel  
  • Round off
  • Forwards and backwards walkovers
  • Handspring
  • Back flic

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 Skills Matrix boxes below contain the skills which are to be demonstrated by at least one participant during the practical assessment. Learners should plan for the full Skills Matrix box and assessors will assign the conditioning, flexibility, skills and choreography to be delivered on the day of the assessment.

The assessment process is a total of 90 minutes and is set out in the following format:

- 5 minutes: Warm-up including a pulse raiser and mobilisation.

- 5 minutes: Flexibility and/or conditioning activity.

- 15 minutes: Skill delivery.

- 15 minutes: Choreography delivery.

- 5 minutes: Cool-down including stretching and session conclusion.

- 45 minutes: Self-reflection, questioning, logbook and practical result, feedback and action plan.

Box 1

Flexibility and/or conditioning as applicable (5 minutes each):
Acrobatic - Headspring
Group C - 1/1 balance turn

Skills progressions (15 minutes each):
Group B - ½ turn cossack jump to split
Group A - V support

Choreography (15 minutes):
4 x 8 count and 1 transition air, surface, floor, FIG group 1

Box 2

Flexibility and/or conditioning as applicable (5 minutes each):
Group A - L support 1/1 turn
Group A - Helicopter full turn to push up

Skills progressions (15 minutes each):
Group B - 1/1 turn pike jump
Group C - Double illusion

Choreography (15 minutes):
4 x 8 count and 1 transition air, surface, floor, FIG group 1

Box 3

Flexibility and/or conditioning as applicable (5 minutes each):
Group A - Straddle or L support 1/1 turn
Group C - 1/1 turn with leg at horizontal

Skills progressions (15 minutes each):
Group C - Split jump to splits
Group A - Helicopter to wenson

Choreography (15 minutes):
4 x 8 count and 1 transition air, surface, floor, FIG group 1

Box 4

Flexibility and/or conditioning as applicable (5 minutes each):
Group A - Straddle support 1/1 turn
Group A - High V to frontal splits

Skills progressions (15 minutes each):
Acrobatic - Flic flac
Group D - Free illusion

Choreography (15 minutes):
4 x 8 count and 1 transition air, surface, floor, FIG group 1

Box 5

Flexibility and/or conditioning as applicable (5 minutes each):
Group A - Straddle cut to L support
Group B - Scissor leap

Skills progressions (15 minutes each):
Acrobatic - Handspring
Group C - 3/1 spin

Choreography (15 minutes):
4 x 8 count and 1 transition air, surface, floor, FIG group 1

Box 6

Flexibility and/or conditioning as applicable (5 minutes each):
Group A - 1/1 turn V support
Group A - Explosive A frame to wenson

Skills progressions (15 minutes each):
Group B - Straddle jump to push up
Group C - 1/1 spin with leg at horizontal

Choreography (15 minutes):
4 x 8 count and 1 transition air, surface, floor, FIG group 1

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