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Principles of Gymnastics Coaching - Level 2

LEVEL 2

COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS & STRATEGIES
Unit Code:
L2.2.U1PG

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this unit the coach will be able to:-

  • Recognise and interpret competition requirements and protocols as they relate to both the gymnast and coach

Assessment Criteria:

  • List the competition requirements applicable for chosen athlete/discipline
  • Construct a routine that meets competition requirements
  • Describe the Code of Behaviour binding upon all coaches

 

UNDERSTANDING AND TEACHING GYMNASTIC ELEMENTS
Unit Code:
L2.2.U2PG

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this unit the coach will be able to:-

  • Apply concepts introduced within this unit to the teaching of Gymnastic Elements

Assessment Criteria:

  • List the key muscle actions involved in gymnastic elements
  • Describe key body actions involved in selected gymnastic elements
  • Identify whole body actions involved in selected gymnastic elements
  • List joint actions involved in selected gymnastic elements
  • Prepare a skill analysis utilizing the concepts introduced in this unit

 

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Unit Code:
L2.2.U3PG

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this unit the candidate will be able to:-

  • Formulate and implement a strength and conditioning program suitable to the needs of their athlete(s)

Assessment Criteria:

  • Define Strength and Conditioning
  • List methods used to develop strength and conditioning
  • Identify a variety of strength and conditioning activities appropriate to the needs and ability of selected athletes
  • Identify a variety of strength and flexibility activities to assist with the teaching of selected elements
  • Describe methods used to evaluate and modify a strength and conditioning program,

 

FLEXIBILITY
Unit Code:
L2.2.U4.PG

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this unit the coach will be able to:-

  • Formulate and implement a safe and progressive flexibility program, suitable for the needs of their athlete(s)

Assessment Criteria:

  • Define Flexibility
  • List methods used to develop Flexibility
  • Identify a variety of flexibility activities appropriate to the needs and ability of selected athletes
  • Identify a variety of flexibility activities to assist with the teaching of selected elements
  • Describe methods used to evaluate and modify a flexibility program

 

CO-ORDINATION AND AERIAL AWARENESS
Unit Code:
L2.2.U5.PG

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this unit the coach will be able to:-

  • Utilise a variety of teaching aids to teach the concepts of co-ordination and aerial awareness as they apply to the teaching of Gymnastic Elements

Assessment Criteria:

  • Identify methods used to develop aerial awareness
  • List activities used to develop the following concepts:
    - landing
    - saulting
    - twisting
  • Prepare a list of activities used to develop aerial awareness of selected gymnastic elements

 

INJURY PREVENTION AND RECOVERY
Unit Code:
L2.2.U6.PG

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this unit the coach will be able to:-

  • Recognize and apply safe injury/prevention/recovery techniques for their athletes(s)

Assessment Criteria:

  • Describe Injury
  • List activities and strategies used to prevent injury
  • Define recovery
  • Outline strategies used to aid recovery

 

POSTURE & PRESENTATION
Unit Code:
L2.2.U7.PG

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this unit the coach will be able to:-

  • Identify and apply sound body posture, to improve the presentation of their athletes

Assessment Criteria:

  • Define posture
  • Describe sound body posture for gymnastics activities
  • List activities used to develop body awareness and posture

 

HANDSTAND DEVELOPMENT
Unit Code:
L2.2.U8.PG

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this unit the coach will be able to:-

  • Utilise a variety of drills and activities to prepare a sound Handstand as well as progressions to teach extensions of the Handstand

Assessment Criteria:

  • Describe the correct posture of a Handstand
  • List pre-requisites to the teaching of a Handstand
  • Identify training aids used to teach Handstands
  • List drills and progressions used to teach Handstand extensions

 

THE SUPERVISORY ROLE OF THE LEVEL 2 COACH
Unit Code:
L2.2.U9.PG

Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this unit the coach will be able to:-

  • Evaluate and assist in the development of a Level 1 Coaching Course candidate

Assessment Criteria:

  • Describe the role of the mentor coach
  • List the Level 1 Post Course Requirements
  • Identify the steps required to supervise a level 1 candidate
  • List methods used to encourage and develop a level 1 candidate

 

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