Acrobatic Gymnastics Senior Club Coach

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Acrobatic Gymnastics Senior Club Coach

Acrobatic Gymnastics Senior Club Coach

As a Senior Club Coach in Acrobatic gymnastics, you will be able to support gymnasts working towards more advanced competitions. You will learn about the psychological pressures and physical requirements of the gymnasts you are coaching. You will be able to teach critical skills and develop gymnasts ready for junior level National and International competition.

You will already hold a complete Level 3 qualification.

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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:
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Gymnastics - Club Coach
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - UKCC Level 3 Coach
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - Club Coach
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - Adv/Grade 3
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - Area/County/Grade 2
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics - Class 3

Common Core Theory:

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

Individuals:

  • Leaps and jumps
    (1/1 turn wolf jump, 1/1 turn tuck jump, split leap, split change, sissone, sheep jump)
  • Top Planche
  • Limber to knees
  • Backward walkover ½ turn forward walkover
  • Headspring and handspring to straddle sit
  • Flick to a variety of finish positions (incl. chest roll)
  • One hand flick
  • Free cartwheel to a variety of finish positions or another skill
  • Side somersault
  • Arabian dive roll
  • Arabian somersault
  • 360° twisting straight somersault (incl. different landing positions)

Pairs – Balance (incl. mounts/dismounts for all):

  • Two on one handstand on long one arm support of base
  • One arm handstand on long one arm, or head support of base
  • One arm Flag handstand on long one arm or head support
  • One foot supports on long arm
  • Base motions to sit or split with top in one arm
  • Base motions to sit with top on head
  • Base motions with 270-360° turn

Pairs – Dynamic:

  • Foot pitch 2/4 somersault with 180° turn to catch in handstand
  • Radochla: 3/4 somersault from handstand to catch in front angel
  • Radochla: 4/4 somersault from handstand to catch in bent arm handstand
  • Double tuck or pike somersault from pitch
  • Double tuck or pike somersault from stand in hands
  • 180° twisting straight somersault dismount from stand in hands
  • 360° twisting straight somersault dismount from stand in hands
  • Tsukahara Dismount: 6/4 somersault dismount from handstand on bent arms
  • 5/4 straight somersault to wrap from stand in hands

Women’s Group – Balance:

  • ½ column with two on one long arm handstand
  • Box balance
  • Dead ant: Base lying supporting middle, top balancing on feet of middle
  • Bridge on bridge – Long arm support
  • Bridge on bridge with support on hips
  • Tepee balance (incl. a variety of top motions e.g. combinations of straddle to handstand, Mexican, planche and crocodile)
  • Double shoulder stand support with top on feet or knees
  • Linked handstand support with top on feet or knees
  • Motions of the top in these balances (covered on-course)
  • Linking balances and motions based on Special requirements for group balance exercises in COP (covered on-course)

Women’s Group – Dynamic:

  • 5/4 somersault from platform to cradle
  • 7/4 somersault from platform to cradle
  • Somersault from platform to re-catch on platform
  • Double somersault dismount
  • 4/4 somersault to catch in splits on shoulders of bases
  • 3/4 somersault to catch in log on straight arms
  • Round-off swing to handstand (cannonball to handstand) 3/4 somersault to cradle
  • Round-off swing to handstand (cannonball to handstand) to Tsukahara dismount (6/4 somersault dismount)

Men’s Group – Balance:

  • Three-man column with support from 4th man at side
  • Support with bases in splits, middle on shoulders of bases and top in short arm handstand
  • Bases side-by-side, middle on heads of bases and top on either the head or the back of the neck of the 3rd base in straddle on straddle, crocodile on straddle, or planche on planche
  • Bases standing, middle on shoulders of bases and top in any position on either long arm handstand, or one arm short arm, or 1 arm on head

Men’s Group – Dynamic:

  • Change base platform-to-platform double backwards somersault
  • Two-man platform with 3rd base standing and top in hands of 3rd base, pitch to dismount and to re-catch
  • Three-man pitched dismount from platform to 8/4 tuck somersault and to re-catch on platform

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 to select one skill from each of the categories below and create a plan which develops all selected skills (15-20 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 during the learning phases should also be indicated.

On the assessment day the learner must bring a minimum of 1 x pair and 1 x group to the assessment, and their planning for all pre-selected 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. Assessors will pick skills from the learner’s plan based on the partnerships brought to assessment. The learner must ensure the gymnasts/partnerships 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.

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 (45-50 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.

Individuals

360° twisting straight somersault to knee

Backward walkover ½ turn forward walkover

One hand flick

Side somersault

Free cartwheel to a variety of finish positions or another skill

360° twisting straight somersault to split

Flick to a variety of finish positions (incl. chest roll)

Headspring to straddle sit

Pairs – Balance

Two on one handstand on long one arm support of base

One arm handstand on long one arm, or head support of base

One foot supports in long arm

One arm Flag handstand on one long arm or head support

Pairs – Dynamic

360° twisting straight somersault dismount from stand in hands

Foot pitch 2/4 somersault with 180° turn to catch in handstand

5/4 straight somersault to wrap from stand in hands

Double pike somersault from pitch or stand in hands

Women’s Group – Balance

Bridge on bridge – Long arm support

Dead ant: Base lying supporting middle, top balancing on feet of middle

Women’s Group – Dynamic

4/4 somersault to catch in splits on shoulders of bases

Double somersault dismount

Men’s Group – Balance

Support with bases in splits, middle on shoulders of bases and top in short arm handstand

Bases standing, middle on shoulders of bases and top in any position on either long arm handstand, or one arm short arm, or 1 arm on head

Men’s Group – Dynamic

Three-man pitched dismount from platform to 8/4 tuck somersault and to re-catch on platform

Two-man platform with 3rd base standing and top in hands of 3rd base, pitch to dismount and to re-catch

Download this Skills Matrix

Download the relevant sample paper for this qualification below.

Sample Paper

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