Acrobatic Gymnastics High Performance Coach

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Acrobatic Gymnastics High Performance Coach

Acrobatic Gymnastics High Performance Coach

This prestigious qualification will provide you with the skills and mastery to achieve excellence on an international scale in acrobatic gymnastics. You will gain a wider knowledge and understanding of both the theoretical and practical acrobatic skills.

You will develop the skills to coach the latest trends and techniques, and you will work with ambitious participants who want to compete nationally and on the world stage. 

You will already have completed a Senior Club Coach qualification in acrobatic gymnastics. 

 

 

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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.

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

Common Core Theory:

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

Individual Elements:

  • Study of FIG tables of difficulty

Pair Balance Elements:

  • Top planche
  • One arm handstand on straight arm support
  • Diamidov to handstand
  • Reverse through to handstand on long arm support
  • Flag handstand on long arm support
  • One arm Mexican handstand
  • Motions of the base to include spiral and roll up and down and slide to splits
  • Lever up and down to two on two on long arm and with motions of the base
  • Lever up and down to two on one on long arm and with motions of the base
  • Neck balance and balance on foot with base in bridge
  • Study of the handstand table in the FIG code
  • Complex entries and exits from balances
  • Study of the FIG tables of difficulty

Pair Dynamic Elements:

  • Boosted overhead double somersault
  • Linked moves to and from wrap
  • Half turn of the base to catch
  • 360° re-catch from angel to angel position
  • Round off 360° with ¼ to catch in cradle
  • Round off to cannonball
  • Swing to somersault dismount
  • Double arabian dismount
  • Double pike dismount
  • Study of the FIG tables of difficulty

Women’s Group Balance Elements:

  • Two bases on the floor
  • One base with two tops
  • One base supporting on a variety of positions
  • Middle of the shoulders of base
  • Middle of feet of base
  • Middle on hands of base, or base in handstand
  • Motions of top, middle and base
  • Transitions
  • Study of the FIG tables of difficulty

Women’s Group Dynamic Elements:

Advanced forwards and backwards somersaults to a range of caught positions:-

  • Cradle
  • Overhead log
  • Supported handstand
  • Handstand on platform
  • Splits on partners
  • Wrap
  • Stand on platform
  • Advanced somersaults performed as boosted elements
  • Double somersaults with twist
  • Linked elements
  • Study of the FIG tables of difficulty

Men’s Group Balance Elements:

  • Four-man column
  • Supports with third base on necks of bases one and two
  • Supports with base one in splits and bridge
  • Supports with base one in rear support
  • Motions of middle and bases
  • Mounts with the top in a position of value
  • Study of the FIG tables of difficulty

Men’s Group Dynamic Elements:

  • Advanced pitches from two bases to one and from one base to two to stand and to handstand
  • Pitching from pyramid start positions
  • Dismounts of the middle
  • Dynamic pitches from double paired start
  • Pendulum with somersault off and to catch
  • Somersaults from swing to catch by third base
  • Turntable
  • Catching on a pyramid
  • Double somersault with twist to re-catch on platform
  • Links
  • Study of the FIG tables of difficulty

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 (2 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.

  • For practical assessment learners are required to choose 4 skills from the syllabus, of relevant difficulty, to prepare and deliver with their gymnasts in presence of a BG recognised assessor.
  • This includes two pairs and two group skills, and one balance and one dynamic skill.
  • On the day the assessor will select the required skills to be demonstrated.

A

Pair - 1 arm mexican handstand on straight arm support

Pair - Boosted overhead double somersault to wrap

WG - Bases in bridge, top straddle to planche press to mexican

WG - Handspring boosted double front to catch in wrap by one base

MG - Four-man column, top in lever

MG - Triple base double straight to floor

 

B

Ind - Healy turn

Ind - Side somersault

Pair - One arm handstand on long arm or head of Base, Base standing

Pair - 2/4 somersault to catch in handstand with 180° turn

WG - Straddle up to handstand on box balance

WG - Round-off to swing to handstand with 6/4 somersault dismount

MG - Three-man column with support from fourth man at side

MG - Double platform straight somersault to re-catch on platform

C

Pair - Reverse through to 1 arm handstand on long arm support

Pair - 360° re-catch from angel to angel position

WG - Middle in back angel on base, lift to horizontal, top straddle to planche on middle

WG- Pitch 8/4 somersault to catch in splits on bases shoulders

MG - Supports with base 1 bridge and the others in tower, top one arm lever to croc on head

MG- Two pairs somersault to catch in three high 

D

Pair - Flag handstand on long arm support 270° spiral

Pair - Round-off 360° with ¼ to catch in cradle

WG - Three high slide to splits, top in planche

WG - Pitch 360° to re-catch on platform, full in back pike dismount

MG - Bases side by side in splits middle on shoulders, top on head, middle transitions to lever on head of bases, whilst top in position of value

MG - Full in back somersault change base

E

Pair - Motions of the base to include spiral and roll up and down and slide to splits

Pair - Double arabian dismount

Women’s Group - Middle of feet of base top straddle to mexican on middles feet

Women’s Group - Double straight boosted somersault

Men’s Group - Three high on bridge climb down to semi column top in a position of value

Men’s Group - Somersaults from swing to catch by 3rd base

F

Pair - Straddle lever up to 2 on 1 on long arm and with motion of the base to splits or sit

Pair - Double pike dismount

WG - Tepee balance, top straddle up to hyper mexican

WG - Pitch double straight dismount

MG - Mounts with the top in a position of value

MG - Double somersault with twist to re-catch on platform

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