TeamGym Senior Club Coach

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TeamGym Senior Club Coach

TeamGym Senior Club Coach

As a Senior Club Coach in TeamGym you will be able to support participants working towards more advanced competitions. You will learn about the psychological pressures and physical requirements of the participants you are coaching. You will be able to coach participants in dynamic jumps, balance and flexibility elements, and exciting apparatus skills.  You will develop the ability to coach participants at junior level National and International competitions. 

You will already hold a complete Level 3 TeamGym qualification.

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Skills Matrix
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Who is this Aimed at:

Level 3 (or equivalent) coaches who are supporting gymnasts working towards more advanced competitions.

What To Expect:

This course is a practical and theoretical course. It focuses on the technical aspects of the syllabus skills, how to support progress and how to physically prepare participants for the skills covered within the syllabus. It also explores the underpinning scientific theories and concepts which can be applied to the gymnast’s training and competition environment.

Delivery Method:

The course is delivered by multiple sessions in both the classroom and gym.

The number of course days will vary from course to course; see application stage and course page for further details.

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

You should be able to bring at least one gymnast who (as a minimum) is working towards the skills in the syllabus.

Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

A formal mentor is not required however we suggest you have a network of people who you can learn from as good practice in your Continued Professional Development.

What Resources Are Included:

You will receive Common Core and Sport Specific resource packs, and a Logbook.

Price:

This can be found on the specific course page when you move to enrolment.

Outcomes:

By the end of the course learners will understand:

  • Technical skills from the syllabus
  • The discipline’s competition structure and the requirements involved at various competitive levels
  • Different Strength and Conditioning concepts relevant to the age and stage of maturation a gymnast goes through
  • Practical Strength and Conditioning strategies
  • The prevention and management of injuries
  • The coaching process, and how to be an effective coach in a Performance setting
  • Application of key sport psychology strategies to holistically support your gymnasts
  • Nutritional advice for gymnasts

Learner must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the course

  • Learner must hold one of the following awards:
  • TeamGym - Club Coach
  • TeamGym - Senior Club Coach
  • TeamGym - Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics - Club Coach
  • TeamGym - UKCC Level 3 Coach
  • TeamGym - Level 3 Coach Cycle 6

Floor:

  • Balances
  • Straddle to handstand
  • Headstand to elbow planche
  • Handstand to elbow planche
  • Pirouettes with variation
  • Various standing balances
  • Jumps, Leaps & Hops
  • Butterfly
  • Various jumps to lay
  • Various competitive level jumps and leaps

Tumble:

  • Backwards:
  • Double back (tuck / pike)
  • Single somersaults with unlimited twists
  • Whips
  • Forwards
  • Double front (preps)
  • Single somersaults with unlimited twists (step outs and punches)

Trampette:

  • Single somersaults with unlimited twists
  • Double somersault with 180 out (tuck / pike / straight)
  • Double somersault with 180 in (tuck / pike / straight)
  • Double somersault with 540 (pucked)

Trampette Vault:

  • Handsprings with unlimited twists (on and off)
  • Handspring front somersault 180 (tuck / pike / straight)
  • Tsukahara (tuck, pike, straight)

Common Core:

  • Coaching process
  • Coaching theory
  • Nutrition
  • Flexibility theory
  • Age and stage of maturation
  • Psychology
  • Injury prevention
  • Anti-doping

Sport Specific:

  • Biomechanics
  • Judging

Assessment Method:

  • Practical – including planning and delivering a practical session including the skills from the skills matrix.
  • Theory – including sport specific and common core written papers (1 ½ hours per paper).
  • Logbook – including a range of tasks relating to both practical and theory aspects of the course.

How Long Until I Am Fully Qualified:

  • On sign-off of the course assessments you will receive a British Gymnastics Senior Club Coach certificate and be eligible to coach the skills covered within the syllabus.

When Is My Assessment:

  • You have up to 2 years from day 1 of the course to arrange and complete your assessment.

Learners should prepare all the skills within their allocated box. The assessor will select the three pieces of apparatus to be demonstrated during the assessment. The learner may select either the handspring front somersault tucked or the Tsukahara tucked vault option.

Box 1

3 of the 4 skills listed will be chosen for assessment:

1. Floor: Straddle press to handstand
2. Tumble: Handspring, straight 360, straight 180
3. Trampette: Double pike 180
4. Trampette Vault: Handspring straight front 180 or straight Tsukahara

Box 2

3 of the 4 skills listed will be chosen for assessment:

1. Floor: Headstand to elbow planche
2. Tumble: Double back somersault (piked)
3. Trampette: Double straight 180
4. Trampette Vault: Handspring tuck front 180 or tucked Tsukahara

Box 3

3 of the 4 skills listed will be chosen for assessment:

1. Floor: Handstand to elbow planche
2. Tumble: Double back somersault (tucked)
3. Trampette: (full in, half out pucked)
4. Trampette Vault: Handspring pike front 180 or piked Tsukahara

Box 4

3 of the 4 skills listed will be chosen for assessment:

1. Floor: Handstand to planche
2. Tumble: Whip, flic, double back somersault (tucked)
3. Trampette: 180 in, back out piked
4. Trampette Vault: Handspring straight front 180 or straight Tsukahara

Box 5

3 of the 4 skills listed will be chosen for assessment:

1. Floor: Butterfly
2. Tumble: Whip, flic, double back somersault (piked)
3. Trampette: 180 in, back out piked
4. Trampette Vault: Handspring pike front 180 or piked Tsukahara

Download this Skills Matrix Old Skills Matrix

Download the relevant sample paper for this qualification below.

Sample Paper

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