Location:The Chainstore Gym & Parkour Academy, Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Pl, Poplar, London E14 0JY
We are not machines. Humans are complex, non-linear neurobological systems that demonstrate emergent order, and as such our way of learning is not machine-like. And therefore our ways of teaching and coaching should be based on how humans best learn.
We utilise a non-linear pedagogy – a method which uses non-linear dynamical systems in nature to promote self-organising processes inherent in human beings as movers, athletes and individuals. We do not believe in imposing arbitrary movement patterns. This ecological psychology places the learner at the very centre of the process.
The Level 3 (Master) Coach Certification is the pinnacle of the parkour coaching framework, and denotes an individual who has excelled in understanding the higher levels of coaching science, theory and practice as well as having mastered the practice of parkour.
This course focuses on not only delivering highly effective technical and physical athlete development, but also on creating a profound experience and developing the 'inner game' of all practitioners. The prime function of this course is to act as the highest expertise for coaching knowledge for all coaches and assistants surrounding them, as well as to recruit, develop and employ the right coaches for the right environment.
There is no formal assessment required for this certification beyond the on-course observations, however, we ask everyone to provide evidence of specified experience within 24 months post course in order to complete the certification. Each candidate will be informed on the specifications of the experience needed and how to provide evidence based on their performance on the course. Examples of experience required includes, but is not exclusive to, large event coaching, coach management and coach development.
The Level 3 Coach Certification lasts 3 days, each day starting at 09:00 and finishing at 18:00.
- 18 years of age or over
- First Aid or equivalent certification
- A.D.A.P.T. Level 2 Coach Certified
- Coached for at least 3 large scale events of at least one day in length
500 hours of regular coaching (Verification required from organization)
If you cannot meet the prerequisite requirements at the time of the course, you must present evidence of having done so within 12 months of the end of your course in order to be certified.
Motor Learning & Constraints-Led Practice
Generating Flow: Natural Learning and Instinctive Movement
Deliberate Practice in Practise
Group Challenge Session
Programming for Longevity & Health
Coaching the Individual, not just the Athlete
Creating a Profound Experience: The Art of Challenge
The Way of Parkour: More Than Movement
Micro-Teach Scenario Practice
Summary and Homework Assignments
The Meta Coach: Coaching Events and Managing Large Groups
Developing Your Coaches: Internal Coaching Cultures
Looking After The Coach: Continuous Personal Development
Micro-Teach Scenario Practice
Being More Than a Coach: Self-Reflection
Moving Forward: Action Plans, Next Steps & Towards Tutoring
POST COURSE EVIDENCE
Operate as a lead coach for 2 large scale events of at least a day in length each. This must be completed, with signatures from the event organisation operators, and returned within 2 years of completion of the course.