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TABLE OF CONTENT S


Introduction.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Before you start ....................................................................................................................................... 3
Week 1 Review What You Know ...................................................................................................... 4
Learn Something New ......................................................................................................... 5
Shadow Coach .................................................................................................................... 7
Reflection ............................................................................................................................. 7
Week 2 Review What You Know ...................................................................................................... 8
Learn Something New ......................................................................................................... 9
Create and Plan ................................................................................................................. 14
Coach ................................................................................................................................ 15
Reflection ........................................................................................................................... 15
Week 3 Review What You Know .................................................................................................... 16
Learn Something New ....................................................................................................... 17
Create and Plan ................................................................................................................. 18
Coach ................................................................................................................................ 19
Reflection ........................................................................................................................... 19
Week 4 Review What You Know .................................................................................................... 20
Learn Something New ....................................................................................................... 20
Create and Plan ................................................................................................................. 22
Coach ................................................................................................................................ 22
Reflection ........................................................................................................................... 23
Week 5 Review What You Know .................................................................................................... 24
Learn Something New ....................................................................................................... 25
Create and Plan ................................................................................................................. 25
Coach ................................................................................................................................ 27
Reflection ........................................................................................................................... 27
Week 6 Review What You Know .................................................................................................... 28
Learn Something New ....................................................................................................... 28
Create and Plan ................................................................................................................. 30
Coach ................................................................................................................................ 31
Reflection ........................................................................................................................... 31
Week 7 Review What You Know .................................................................................................... 32
Learn Something New ....................................................................................................... 33
Create and Plan ................................................................................................................. 33
Coach ................................................................................................................................ 34
Reflection ........................................................................................................................... 34
Week 8 Review What You Know .................................................................................................... 35
Learn Something New ....................................................................................................... 35
Create and Plan ................................................................................................................. 37
Coach ................................................................................................................................ 38
Reflection ........................................................................................................................... 38
Week 9 Review What You Know .................................................................................................... 39
Learn Something New ....................................................................................................... 39
Create and Plan ................................................................................................................. 41
Coach ................................................................................................................................ 42
Reflection ........................................................................................................................... 42
Week 10 Review What You Know .................................................................................................... 43
Learn Something New ....................................................................................................... 43
Create and Plan ................................................................................................................. 44
Coach ................................................................................................................................ 45
Reflection ........................................................................................................................... 45
Looking at the bigger picture ................................................................................................................. 46
Final assessment .................................................................................................................................. 48

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WEEK 5 – Review What You Know

Locomotion and Spring

Define locomotion.










Describe efficient running technique.









Explain how the principles of spring are the reverse of the principles of landing.









Name 3 skills requiring spring in your sport.

1.

2.

3.





Gives 6 examples for each of the following:


Locomotions – ANIMAL WALKS
1. 4.

2. 5.

3. 6.

Locomotions – NON-ANIMAL WALKS (e.g. walking forward)
1. 4.

2. 5.

3. 6.

Springs – ANIMAL WALKS
1. 4.

2. 5.

3. 6.

Springs – NON-ANIMAL WALKS (e.g. walking forward)
1. 4.

2. 5.

3. 6.

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WEEK 5 – Learn Something New

Using Circuit s

Your Gymnastics Foundations manual has many suggestions for using circuits. A circuit may or
may not use equipment, but it always includes a variety of activities or exercises that allow a
group of gymnasts to be continuously active while they develop skills and/or fitness. Besides
being used to reinforce learning and to develop fitness, circuits are also a great way to add
variety to your program and to challenge your participants.


Guidelines

A circuit must have enough activities to keep all the participants in the group active. As a
rule, there should be at least 1 more activity than there are participants.

The activities should require no spotting and must be safe.

The pathways between activities must be clearly designated to prevent collisions.

Explanations must be simple, clear and quick so that the gymnasts can start quickly.

Start the gymnasts at different activities in the circuit to avoid long line-ups.

Suggest that if a line-up occurs, they skip that activity and go to the next activity.

Activities should be easy to change to vary the circuit and make it more challenging, or to
offer easier options for those having difficulty, to add novelty, etc.




WEEK 5 – Create and Plan

Your task this week is to design a circuit for practising either locomotion or spring. Of course,
landing on the feet and hands will be required as well! Use the space below, to design a
locomotion or spring circuit for a group of 6 to 8 participants who are just starting out in your
sport.


Age of participants: Locomotion  Spring 

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Final assessment

You have now completed your practical coaching experience. How do you feel about your
experience and how do you feel about your coaching capabilities? Complete the Coaching Self-
Assessment questionnaire and the questions on the following page to find out.


COACH SELF-ASSESSMENT

On the form below, rate your level of confidence on a scale from 1 (low) to 5 (high).

How confident do you feel in your ability to:
  

Planning: 1 2 3 4 5

Plan warm-up and cool-down activities

Plan gymnastics games

Plan activities to develop physical abilities

Plan activities to develop motor abilities

Plan activities to develop the FMPs

Plan circuit-type activities to maximize the time
and space available



Plan activities that are fun, challenging and safe,
and ensure continuous activity



Develop a lesson plan

Teaching: 1 2 3 4 5

Teach warm-up and cool-down activities

Teach gymnastics games

Teach activities that develop physical and motor
abilities



Teach activities that develop the FMPs

Teach circuits that are safe and which maximize
the time and space available



Teach activities that are fun, challenging and safe
and ensure continuous activity



Assess gymnasts‟ progress using CANGYM,
CANJUMP, PRISM or other program





Now turn the page, and answer the questions……

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Did you enjoy this practical coaching experience? Why (or why not!)?










What are your strongest skills as a coach?











What areas of your coaching would you like to improve?











In what aspects of coaching would you like more information or training?











Discuss your reflections with your supervisor and note any additional comments that you need
to remember:





















CONGRATULATIONS - You have completed the
Gymnastics Foundations Practical Coaching Component

You may now register for the
Gymnastics Foundations Theory course!

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