Womens artistic

Level two

Course Details


Course attendees must be at least 14 years old & hold either coach or freelance coach membership with UK Gymnastics

Course Duration

1 Day - Practical followed by an assessment carried out during the day.

Do I need to bring participants

Please bring a gymnast with you if possible.

What resources are included

​1st4Sport logbook, discipline specific resource pack, and online resources. 


£175 (Must also hold UK Gymnastics Coach or Freelance Coach Membership) 

Should a futher assessment be required this may an incur additional charge


By the end of this course you will:

  • Begin to apply the 'How to Coach' skills

  • Understand how to use and build up progressions for discipline specific skills

  • Know your ethical coaching responsibilities

  • Know your safety responsibilities

  • Know how to move and set up equipment safely for your session

  • Recognise muscles and how they work

  • Describe the principles of group organisation and communication

  • Appreciate the principles of safe support

  • Know the structure and purpose of preparation for activity

  • Understand basic biomechanical principles

  • Appreciate the need for different learning styles

Course Syallbus

Common Core

  • Ethical coaching responsibilities

  • Safety in coaching

  • Group organisation

  • Physical development

  • The growing and developing gymnast

  • Fitness and training theory

  • Basic nutrition and healthy living

  • Development of talent

  • Physical training profile norms

  • Post course and preparation for assessment

  • Revision of bio-mechanics level 1

  • Bio-mechanics level 2

Practical Delivery

  • Warm up, cool down and physical preparation 

Dance & Choreography

  • Head, foot and arm positions, and good posture in classical dance

  • Ballet barre elements including: demi plie, full plie, battement tendu and grande battlement

  • Dance elements including: chasse, split leaps and pirouettes/turns

Vault Skills

  • Run up and take off, landing drills

  • ¾ somersault to back onto a safe landing

  • Handspring to back lie and handspring vault 

  • Jumps and landings from platforms of varying height, taking due care and attention of the age and stage of development of the participants. Jumps to include previously learned body shapes moving forwards and backwards

Bar Skills

  • Low bar skills: Clear hip circle backwards; clear hip circle to float; short and float upstarts; upstart to handstand; cast to handstand in undergrasp and overgrasp; stoop and straddle sole circle

  • High bar skills: Various types of handgrip; body shaping (arch to dish); traversing along the bar; cast from hang into basic swing (trolley swing); correct dismounting technique; recovery skills

  • Transitions: Squat on low bar jump to hang/swing on high bar

  • Polished bar skills: Shaped swings with amplitude towards the vertical and supported swings passing over the bar in gloves and loops; forwards and backwards giants in gloves and loops

  • Dismounts: Undershoot from front support; undershoot from straddle/stoop on

Beam Skills

  • Adaptations for hands, feet and transferring skills from floor to beam:

  • Walk runs and pivots

  • Changing level: from sit to stand, astride sit, swing to squat on

  • Handstand on beam - cross and side positions 

  • Basic skills on beam, cartwheel, forwards and backwards walkovers, lunge shape for landing 

  • ¾ turn to backwards somersault dismount

Floor Skills

  • Static elements and advanced levers:russian lever; top planche. Development of sideways/forwards splits and japana; japana through side splits to front prone lying

  • Handstands: Straddle lift to handstand; backwards roll to front support; backwards roll to handstand with straight arms

  • Dynamic movements: Flighted forwards roll, headspring, handspring; flyspring and combinations of these skills, free cartwheel – free walkover, flic, round off, running forwards somersault tucked, round off flic, backwards somersault tucked

  • Physical Preparation: As a pre-requisite to the elements listed above

Jumps & Leaps for Beam & floor

  • Split leap

  • Stretched jump with turn leading to 2/1 turn 

  • Split, stag, tuck, 1/1 straddle and W jumps

  • Straddle jump with 1/1 turn 

  • Sissone

  • Up to 1/1 spins

  • Arabesque

  • Using lines to aid dance and basic element training

  • Using beam to develop balance

  • Correct body alignment


  • The safe use of the rebound situation as an aid to teaching gymnastics elements listed in the syllabus. 

  • The level 2 coach must demonstrate proficiency in the following topics:

  • Safety: in the erection, use, dismantling and storing of rebound equipment including the trampette and trampoline. Safety in the use of elastic rebound equipment, including fast track, air track, trampette and trampoline as an aid to teaching gymnastics skills within the syllabus

  • Trampoline: introduction to correct techniques for front drop; seat drop; back drop; jumps with half and full turn and combinations of these skills as core elements for the teaching of gymnastic elements

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