Coaching a Salto in the gym – the grace period is over

Relevant to: ALL coaches Intermediate level and above plus club administrators and managers. This article is a reminder to all on the rules regarding the coaching of a salto in the gym which is effective 1st February 2016 and explains what to do to gain an Advanced Coach Accreditation or complete Advanced Module 1.


Coaching a Salto in the gym

An Intermediate Coach who was transitioned into the Coach Education Framework was provided with a grace period to continue to coach a salto in the gym while completing training for an Advanced Coach Accreditation or the Advanced Module 1. This grace period ends on the 1st February 2016.

What should I do if I have not gained the Advanced Module 1 or Advanced Coach Accreditation?

If you were previously a Level 1 Coach, have been transitioned to an Intermediate Coach and have been coaching a salto in the gym unsupervised, you need to begin your training now. 

You need to do complete the following BEFORE you can enrol in the face-to-face course:
Enrol and complete the Advanced Online Coaching Principles Course
Complete multiple choice questions in the course 
Complete the following assessment tasks and upload in the LMS
Physical preparation project (Assessment task 5.1) Annual and seasonal plan (Assessment task 7.1)

How do I enrol in the course?

Open the link and follow the steps in the document – register for a course or alternatively go to the GA website to the How to register for a course document and follow the steps in the document: Home » Get Involved » Coaches » Accreditation by levels » Advanced Coach Accreditation » How to register for a course.

How long will it take to complete Advanced Module 1?

This will depend on how much knowledge you already have and when there is a course available in your State/Territory. It can take up to 3 months to complete. The physical preparation project spans 4 weeks.

Where can I go for support?

View the Advanced Coach Course webinar

Some of the topics in the webinar include:
Assessment tasks in the online and face to face courses
How to submit completed assessment tasks
Structure of the face to face courses
An explanation of the Advanced Coach ‘Extended training pathway’

Alternatively you can contact Gymnastics Australia or the State/Territory Association.