Aerial Hoop

Intermediate

1. Online course

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2. Face-to-face course

£345.00 Buy now

The Spin City Intermediate Aerial Hoop Instructor course focuses on developing the basic skills taught at the beginners’ level while adding on the next block of over 40 core moves in the Spin City syllabus. At this point in your instructor training, we start expanding your knowledge of core concepts such as training lifting, execution and clean movement. We will then expand your instructional toolbox, giving you a range of teaching methods that work effectively when students are at height and inverted. We will discuss class planning in the context of progress chains and how you can use combinations and sequences to both challenge your students, avoid them hitting move plateaus, and ensure safe progression to an advanced level.

This course is highly physical in nature as this is the point where we will cover how to introduce dynamic movement to your students through our 5-stage plan preparing students for the advanced syllabus. This leads us to an in-depth discussion of static and dynamic spotting techniques, which are paramount at an intermediate level. You can expect to leave this course with a wealth of new moves, skills and techniques to reinvigorate your aerial hoop classes, allowing you to take your students to the next level.

UNIT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO INTERMEDIATE HOOP

This unit examines what constitutes an intermediate move and how to decide whether students are ready to progress onto the intermediate syllabus. We will cover a series of markers which will help you assess your students and techniques to introduce more challenging moves.

UNIT 2 – INTERMEDIATE HOOP MOVES

Unit 2 starts with a progression of the core concepts. We will look at different techniques to introduce lifting into your classes and how you can encourage your students to execute moves more efficiently and move cleanly between positions. Muscular balance and bi-lateral training is covered before we go onto introduce over 40 of the core intermediate syllabus moves, looking at each move in detail, from the teaching and safety points to progressions and regressions, also touching upon common problems.

UNIT 3 – INTRODUCTION TO DYNAMIC MOVEMENT

To begin this unit, we will recap the core concepts of creating momentum on a hoop; spinning, beating and popping. This will be progressed into our 5-stage plan to help you introduce dynamic movement to your students. We will cover the rules of teaching dynamic movement, then give you 14 variations on basic rolls that you can work through with your students.

UNIT 4 – STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY AND ENDURANCE

When teaching at an Intermediate level there is a greater requirement for students to develop their strength, flexibility and endurance to achieve more technical moves safely and effectively. This is the focus of unit 4. We look at a range of strength and conditioning exercises, areas of flexibility that need to be trained to progress on to an advanced level, and methods of increasing hoop stamina and endurance.

UNIT 5 – PROGRESSIVE TEACHING AND COACHING

Unit 5 looks at ways to adapt your teaching methods to enable you to coach students working at height and inverted. We will cover how to progress towards a more student-led system of coaching, look at how you can effectively use progress chains to build lesson plans and how combinations and sequences will allow you to both challenge your students, avoid them hitting plateaus and also ensure safe progression to an advanced level.

UNIT 6 – INTERMEDIATE HEALTH AND SAFETY

Our final unit will look at ways you will need to adapt the health and safety information covered in your beginners’ course to make it relevant for an intermediate group. Again, our main focus at this point is spotting, where we go into the different methods in more detail, progressing to cover spotting dynamic movement and partner spotting.

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Key facts

Course Name:

Spin City Intermediate Aerial Hoop Instructor

Course Cost:

£345 (face-to-face) £295 (online)

Pre-Requisites:

The Spin City Beginners Aerial Hoop Instructor Training or an equivalent certification. Min two years Aerial Hoop experience recommended.

Online Training Course:

Online training: 20-30 hours

Learning tasks and assessment preparation: 4-6 hours

Recommended practice: 50-100 hours (individual technique, attending classes, workshops, CPD, teaching and spotting practice, shadowing, co-teaching, working with a mentor and lesson observations)

Assessment: Technical- film yourself performing 80% of the intermediate course moves with safe and correct technique. Practical – film yourself teaching an hour long intermediate class

Course Length: 1 year

Face to Face Training Course:

Pre-course reading: 8-10 hours

Pre-course learning tasks and assessment preparation: 4-6 hours

Face to face training: 16 hours

Recommended practice: 50-100 hours (individual technique, attending classes, workshops, CPD, teaching and spotting practice, shadowing, co-teaching, working with a mentor and lesson observations)

Assessment: Technical – demonstrate 80% of the intermediate course moves with safe and correct technique on day 1 of your course . Practical – teach an hour long intermediate class on the second day of your instructor training course (this lesson will need to be planned in advance of your course as part of your pre-course work)

What people say

“The courses are fun as well as informative and even after you have completed the course, the amount of support available is abundant and valuable. These courses are one of the best investments you will make as a pole and/or aerial instructor.”

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