Who is this Aimed at:
Senior Club coaches (or equivalent) coaches who are supporting gymnasts working towards more advanced international 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
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Candidates chose one skill to show from each of the three pieces of apparatus.
Candidates must prepare session plans that show the required conditioning and progressions for the skills they select.
They must also provide their own gymnasts for the assessment.
The practical assessment will take approximately 90 minutes (15 minutes to set up & warm up; 20 minutes for each piece of apparatus and 15 minutes for debrief).
Candidates should arrive 20 minutes before the advertised start time to ensure the assessment runs to schedule.
- All tumbles to include three elements (e.g. Round off, flick double back 360 in).
- Shapes for tumble are optional.
Download this Skills Matrix
Old Skills Matrix
- 1.1 360 in, 180 out (straight)
- 1.2 360 in, 540 out (pucked or straight)
- 1.3 Double pike 540 out (note that the shape will open to straight for the 540 out)
2.0 Trampette Vault
- 2.1 Handspring straight front salto 540
- 2.2 Tsukahara straight 360
- 2.3 Kazamatsu
- 3.1 Double back (180, 180)
- 3.2 Double back (360 in)
- 3.3 Double back (360 out)
- 3.4 Double back (360, 360)
- 3.5 Double front 180 (in or out)
- 3.6 Double back transition
Download the relevant sample paper for this qualification below.