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.
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.
This can be found on the specific course page when you move to enrolment.
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:
- Mens Artistic - Club Coach
- Mens Artistic - Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics - Club Coach
- Mens Artistic - UKCC Level 3 Coach
- Mens Artistic - Level 3 Coach Cycle 6
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- 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.
Acro only: learners are required to bring the current Code of Points with them to the assessment for the Sports Specific theory paper.
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 to select one skill from each apparatus (six in total) from the boxes below and create a plan which develops all selected skills (15 minutes per skill). The plan must give details of the prerequisites of the skill, carefully selected progressions, and the specific physical training and preparation which would be needed by the gymnasts to perform the skill. The appropriate use of support and apparatus/training aids during the learning phases should also be indicated.
On the assessment day the learner must bring a minimum of 1 x gymnast who can demonstrate all pre-selected skills, and the respective planning for the skills. The learner and assessor will have a Professional Discussion prior to the assessment to establish which three skills from the plans will be delivered in the assessment. The learner must ensure the gymnast(s) are physically prepared to demonstrate the skills selected and planned for, and a copy of the session plans must be handed to the assessor at the start of the assessment. The learner should be prepared to deliver a fourth skill if requested by the assessor.
In the assessment the learner must:
- Carry out a specific warm up with all gymnasts (10 minutes maximum)
- Coach the three skills agreed through the Professional Discussion, in accordance to the pre-prepared session plans (45 minutes maximum)
- Carry out an appropriate cool down for all the gymnasts (5 minutes maximum)
- Dismiss the gymnasts in an appropriate manner
The assessment debrief and outcome will be conducted after the practical assessment.
Download this Skills Matrix
Circle or Wende
Flair or Czechkehre
Whip Back into Salto
Back Salto Punch Front
Double Back Salto
Back Salto 3/2 Turn
Back Salto 2/1 Turn
Front Salto Straight 3/2 Twist
Front Salto Straight 2/1 Twist
1¼ Front Salto
Handstand on Swinging Rings
Stemme Forwards to Support
Stemme Backwards to Straddle Lever
Stemme to Handstand
Dynamic Felge to Support
Double Back Tucked
Stretched Back Salto 1/1 or 2/1
Double Back Tuck 1/1 Twist Dismount
Back Stemme to Handstand
Backup Cut to Catch
Cast to Support
Moy to Catch
Back Giant ½
Undersomersault to Handstand (A & B)
Shear Forward with Hop Travel
Forward Travel in Cross Support
Backward Travel in Cross Support
Circle on One Handle
Circle Between Handles
Direct Stockli 'B'
Circle and Stockli on One Handle
Circle or Straddle to Handstand
Flair to Handstand
Handspring Front Salto Tucked
Healy Turn to L-grip
Endo Circle ½ Turn
Stalder Circle ½ Turn
Stoop in Dislocation
Back Salto ½ Turn
Front Salto 1/1 Turn
Double Back Dismount
Squat to Handstand
Download the relevant sample paper for this qualification below.