Tumbling High Performance Coach Module 1 Practical

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Tumbling High Performance Coach Module 1 Practical

Tumbling High Performance Coach Module 1 Practical

After completion of this module you will be able to support participants working towards international competition. You will be able to coach participants in multiple twisting double somersault dismounts and understand the physical preparation required to successfully develop these skills.

You will already have completed a Performance Coach qualification in Tumbling gymnastics and enrolled (as a minimum) on the Professional Practice in High-Performance Coaching (PPiHPC). You can sign up the the PPiHPC here.

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Who is this Aimed at:

Performance Coaches (Level 4) that are supporting participants working towards senior international competitions and enrolled on, as a minimum, the PPiHPC course.

Coaches must complete an application process to be accepted onto the course.

What To Expect:

This course is a practical 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 over multiple sessions in a practical environment.

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 are expected to bring at least one gymnast who is working towards skills on this syllabus.

Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

A formal mentor is not required. However, you are encouraged to engage in mentoring with a coach of the same level or higher in your discipline.

What Resources Are Included:

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


On application.


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:
  • Tumbling - Senior Club Coach AND Theory - The Coaching Process AND Club Development - Anti doping education
  • Tumbling - Level 4 Certificate In Coaching Gymnastics - Senior Coach AND Theory - The Coaching Process AND Club Development - Anti doping education
  • Tumbling - Level 3 Technical Module 3 AND Theory - The Coaching Process AND Club Development - Anti doping education
  • Tumbling - Performance Coach AND Theory - The Coaching Process AND Club Development - Anti doping education
  • Tumbling - Performance Coach Module 1 AND Tumbling - Performance Coach Module 2 AND Club Development - Anti doping education AND Theory - The Coaching Process

Common Core Theory

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

Sport Specific Theory

  • Energy
  • Angular momentum
  • Motion in a circle
  • Projectile motion
  • Delivery and routine construction


  • Full in 1½ twist out pucked
  • Full in 1½ twist out stretched
  • Full in Double-full out pucked
  • Full in Double-full out stretched (stretched Miller)
  • Double‐full in Double‐full out (stretched Killer)

Assessment Method:

  • This part of our coaching framework is currently going through a period of change, therefore for the most up-to-date information on assessment please contact coaching@british-gymnastics.org

How Long Until I Am Fully Qualified:

  • On sign-off of the practical course you will receive a certificate and be eligible to coach the skills covered in the syllabus.
    For full High-Performance Coach status to be given the PPiHPC must also be completed in full, including assessment. 

When Is My Assessment?

Regular assessment opportunities will be provided throughout the calendar year and candidates must book onto these opportunities within the 2 year registration period. If you are unable to attend these please contact your course organiser. Any assessment organised without the consent from British Gymnastics will not be valid.

Learners are to select one skill from each of the groups below and create a plan which develops all selected skills (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. You will be required to practically demonstrate the development of two of your selected skills. 

On the assessment day the learner must bring a minimum of one gymnast to the assessment and their planning for all three pre-selected skills. The assessor and learner will discuss prior to the practical assessment which skills will be demonstrated in the session. To establish competency learners must be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • Practical development of ONE skill (from one ‘group’) to competition landing with appropriate matting for gymnasts’ wellbeing. 


  • Practical development of ONE skill (from a different ‘group’ than that used above) from rebound to pit (minimum) and discussion of performing final skill to competition landing. 

In the assessment the learner must: 

  • Carry out a specific warm up with all gymnasts (10 minutes maximum). 
  • Coach the two skills agreed through the Professional Discussion, in accordance with 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. 

Group 1

Full in full out pucked

Full in full out stretched

Full in 1½ twist out pucked

Full in 1½ twist out stretched

Group 2

Full in Double-full out pucked

Full in Double-full out stretched (stretched Miller)

Group 3

Double‐full in Double‐full out (stretched Killer)

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