This course is designed to teach coaches how to safely and effectively teach others how to perform a wide variety of gymnastics movements. The course is a combination of hands-on learning in the gym and discussions on how to incorporate gymnastics training into a comprehensive training plan. This course is perfect for gymnastics coaches, functional fitness coaches, and coaches working with athletes of all ages looking to improve gymnastics ability.
One week prior to the course, participants will receive online course materials to review, allowing for more time to work on areas of need during the face-to-face portion of the course. Over the course of two days, you will understand more about key positions and exercises such as ring swings, butterfly pull-ups, toes to bar, muscle-ups, hollow, backwards rolls on a bar, pistol squats, rope climbing, backflip progressions, and handstand push-ups. You will also learn some helpful tips on hand care and warming up. Come join us for a fun and informative course all about gymnastics!
WHY THIS COURSE IS THE BEST IN THE FIELD
Performing gymnastics and teaching others to excel in gymnastics are separate skills. Our coaches are not just excellent gymnasts; they are experienced coaches who understand how to best teach skills and how to adjust technique to an athlete’s body, experience, and training background.
Class sizes are small; we have a low instructor-participant ratio, allowing our coaches to provide individualized attention and instruction. Our coaches are very talented gymnasts and expert coaches who are excited to give you the tools you need to be successful in your environment.
We also provide pre-course materials that help to prepare coaches for the course and guide them after the course has concluded.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this course, you will:
• Learn how to successfully and efficiently complete, teach, and scale a variety of gymnastics skills.
• Have honed your coaches eye to better detect movement and skill errors.
• Understand what muscles should be activated in each exercise and what is required (e.g., flexibility, strength) to perform a given exercise.
• Expand your arsenal of cues to more effectively get athletes into proper positions.
• Improve your ability to maintain a safe environment by learning to correctly spot athletes in gymnastics movements.
• Know how to assess individuals to determine their readiness for more challenging exercises.
• Understand the sport of gymnastics better.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM TAKING THIS COURSE?
This course is intended for coaches or trainers working with competitive gymnasts, functional fitness athletes, or have clients interested in doing gymnastics movements who are looking to improve their ability to coach gymnastics. No previous experience with gymnastics in required, but participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the basic skills using the online course materials distributed prior to the course.
Two days from 9:00 - 17:00
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING TO THE COURSE
Please bring training clothes, preferably close-fitting pants/tights and a tight shirt for training.
You should also bring a laptop or notebook for notetaking, snacks, and water.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO PRIOR TO THE COURSE TO PREPARE
Please read the pre-course material (sent to you a week before the course starts) and try out the training exercises, making note of anything you could not perform or did not understand.