What is ADAPT?
ADAPT is an education and training system for people who want to coach parkour. Our courses focus primarily on helping people become excellent teachers, providing all the information required to lead classes, workshops or 1-1 sessions in parkour and/or movement training.
I already coach: can I benefit from ADAPT?
Absolutely. The vast majority of people who attend our education courses are already coaching, but they are looking to upskill, improve and learn from a collection of their peers. The best coaches never stop learning and we make sure everyone, no matter how experienced in coaching they might be, goes away from our courses armed with new ideas, new information and new methods to make them even better.
How do I know if I'm ready to join an ADAPT Level 1?
ADAPT Level 1 is the entry level course for parkour coaches. Participants should have an understanding of the basic parkour techniques and should be comfortable training within a group in a variety of settings and environments. Prior teaching experience is useful, although not required.
What about ADAPT Level 2?
The ADAPT Level 2 is a more intensive certification which includes a Parkour Competence Assessment as well as practical coaching assessments and a written assessment. Level 2 coaches are expected to be able to demonstrate parkour efficiently and easily during any coaching session, and as such must evidence their experience with the practice and competence with all of the foundation movements, skills and concepts.
We recommend a minimum of 3-5 years of regular parkour practice before undertaking the ADAPT Level 2 Coach Certification process.
Can I jump straight to Level 2 if I've been coaching for a while?
We require that everyone complete the Level 1 Coach Certification first. The system builds upon the information of the previous courses, and we find that even very experienced coaches learn a great deal from attending a Level 1 course with us. In fact, even founders of parkour like Seb Foucan completed their Level 1 Certification before going further into the system.
What do I need to do to pass ADAPT?
In order to receive the ADAPT Level 1 certification; participants must complete the 3-day course, which involves practical coaching assessments as well as a written assessment. Candidates can then begin logging the required supervised coaching session with an ADAPT Level 2 or Level 3 instructor. Once the post-course supervised hours have been completed and logged, the canddiate sends scans of this evidence to email@example.com to receive their E-Certificate.
Note: The supervised coaching sessions with a Level 2 or Level 3 instructor must be completed within 12 months from the end of the course.
The Level 2 Coach Certification requires candidates to attend the 5 day training course and then a separate 2 day Assessment Course no earlier than 3 months after their training course.
How do the supervised coaching sessions work?
The supervised coaching hours are designed to make sure that the candidate is able to instruct at a level consistent with the ADAPT Level 1 standard. The sessions must be completed with a certified ADAPT Level 2 or Level 3 instructor, who can be found in a number of countries around the world. Many participants are able to complete most of their supervised hours at workshops and/or classes that usually take place directly after the course in the host city.
If you are concerned that you will have no access to a qualified ADAPT Level 2 or Level 3 Coach, we do also grant permission for video submission of classes and/or online classes under observation. We always find a way to make sure every course graduate can complete their Supervised Sessions.
For a complete list of Level 2 and Level 3 coaches in your area go to : https://store.adaptqualifications.com/pages/adapt-certified or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there minimum age requirements to join the course?
Candidates may take the course starting at age 15 but can not actually receive their certificate until their 16th birthday.
What should I bring to the event?
Candidates should bring the following items for the first day of the course:
- Valid photo ID
- Notepad and pen
- Training clothes and shoes
- Small bag to carry valuables and snacks
- Snacks and water
- Weather appropriate clothing & items (sunscreen, jacket, etc)
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For more info email: email@example.com and we will either answer your question directly or connect you with the local Delivery Centre or course host.
What's the refund policy?
Due to the logistics involved with organizing and hosting courses, there is a strict no-refund policy unless the course has been cancelled. Registered candidates that have a valid reason (medical or personal emergency) can contact the organizer with at least two weeks notice to have their registration transferred to another course (minus a £25 administrative fee).
Due to the logistics involved with organizing and hosting courses, there is a strict no-refund policy unless the course has been cancelled by ADAPT Qualifications.
Medical Emergency Transfers
Registered candidates that have a valid reason (medical or personal emergency) can contact the organizer with at least two weeks notice to have their registration transferred to another course (minus a £25 administrative fee).
If we receive your request to transfer within 30 days you may apply to have your booking transferred to a future course of the same price, which we may be able to accommodate depending on course availability.If you need to transfer, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do what we can!