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Trampoline Helper

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After completion of this one-day course, you will be able to assist in the delivery of a trampoline gymnastics session. You will understand what makes a great Helper and how you can assist your Lead Coach in delivering safe, fun and participant-centred sessions.

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Who is this Aimed at:

This is an introductory course aimed at anyone interested in learning more about how to effectively help in a trampoline and gymnastics session. This course is ideal for older participants, parents, and volunteers, and will provide you with the key skills needed to help your Lead Coach to run effective and participant-centred sessions. Completion of this course will allow you to help across a variety of recreational contexts, in clubs, schools or leisure centre facilities, with all ages from preschool to adults, including disabled participants.

Pre Requisites:

Learners must be at least 13 years old on the first day of the course.

What To Expect:

This course is designed to give you an awareness of different gymnastics disciplines and the fantastic opportunities gymnastics has to offer.

The course is made up of various online learning resources and a practical day:

Practical day: You will learn what makes a great Helper; including the key skills of a Helper and how to safely develop the gymnastics skills on your syllabus. There will be group-based activities, discussions and reflections, and lots of time dedicated to getting hands on experience, to help you feel confident in your role.

Throughout the day you will work with your peers developing your participant-centred approach to helping and practising manual supporting techniques with each other.

Please note on this course you will cover not only trampoline-based activities but also floor-based gymnastics skills, working on balance apparatus, using hand apparatus and group work activities. See syllabus tab for more details.

eLearning: You will have access to eLearning modules that explore the role of a Helper, how you may be used within a session, the key people you may work with as a Helper and Duty of Care. Completion of this eLearning is not compulsory, but we highly recommend you engage with this, as you will be expected to demonstrate the skills and responsibilities covered when working at your club or facility.

Please note: This course covers elements of Duty of Care, safeguarding and welfare, bullying and poor practice, relevant to the role of a Helper.  For some of our younger learners this may be the first time they have come encountered these topics, therefore and adult may want to supervise and support the completion of this module.

Discipline specific resources: To support the safe development of trampoline and gymnastics skills from your syllabus, you will be provided with a Syllabus Pack on course, and access to apparatus videos via BG Academy.

This is a one-day training course and therefore it is expected that learners will continue to engage in developmental activities once they return to their club or facility.

Delivery Method:

1-day practical course with non-compulsory eLearning and discipline specific resources.

Duration:

Practical day: 8 hours 

eLearning: 2 hours (approx.) 

Do I Need To Bring Participants:

You do not need to bring participants with you to be course demonstrators. If physically able you will be expected to join in during the practical parts of the course and act as a demonstrator for your peers. Please come dressed prepared to participate in physical activity. We recommend sports attire; no crop tops or hoodies, jewellery should be removed, and long hair tied up. Please ensure you bring socks for working on rebound equipment.

Do I Need To Find A Mentor:

No mentor is required.

What Resources Are Included:

  • Handbook & Activity Pack
  • Syllabus Pack
  • Apparatus videos
  • eLearning modules

Price:

Member price £85 

Non-member price £110

How Will I Be Assessed:

There is no formal assessment, however you must attend the whole practical day.

How Long Before I Get Qualified:

Once you have completed the practical course.

Outcomes:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities a Helper might have during a session.
  • Understand how the effective use of the key skills and qualities of a Helper can positively influence a participant’s enjoyment and development.
  • Demonstrate basic technical knowledge relevant to your syllabus, to support the development of participants.
  • Understand the importance of continually developing your technical knowledge and working with other coaches and instructors.
  • Recognise your role in maintaining a safe environment.
  • Understand the importance of raising concerns regarding health, safety, safeguarding or welfare.
  • Explain your syllabus and any regulations regarding your accreditation.

Trampoline

- Jumping (e.g. straight, tuck, star, straddle, pike, ½ twist, full twist)

- Seat landing (e.g. seat landing to feet, seat landing half twist to seat landing (swivel hips), to feet, seat landing full twist to feet)

- Back landing (e.g. back landing to feet, back landing, half twist to feet, half twist to back landing to feet)

- Front landing (e.g. front landing to feet, front landing half twist to feet, half twist front landing to feet)

Other rebound equipment

- Use of springboard

- Use of trampette

- Use of fast track or air track

Floor-based activity

- Locomotion (e.g. walking, running, skipping, hopping)

- Shapes (e.g. straight, tuck, pike, straddle)

- Positions (e.g. dish, arch, landing, shoulder stand)

- Supports (e.g. front, back, pike and straddle lever)

- Balances (e.g.stork, Y-balance, arabesque)

- Jumps and leaps (e.g. jump 1/1/ turn, straddle jump, split leap)

- Bridge

- Rolling (e.g. log roll, forward roll, backward roll)

- Weight on hands (e.g. headstand, handstand, cartwheel)

Balance apparatus e.g. benches and beams

- Mounting (e.g. stepping on, climbing on)

- Balances (from floor syllabus)

- Locomotion (e.g. dip steps and kicks)

- Jumps and leaps (from floor syllabus)

- Weight on hands (participant hip height only)

- Dismounting (jumps from the syllabus)

Hand apparatus

- Use of balls

- Use of bean bags

- Use of hoops

- Use of ribbons

- Use of ropes

Group work

- Low-level balances and counterbalances

Syllabus regulations overview:

- Turnover skills, and any methodicals in the teaching of these skills, are not permitted.

- When combining movements with hand apparatus the skill should still be performed as per the syllabus e.g. no free rolls or one-armed cartwheel.

- Helpers are not permitted to put out or dismantle a trampoline unless assisting the Lead Coach/qualified member of staff.

There is no formal assessment, however you must attend the whole practical day.

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