Subject: Sports Training I - Gymnastics

Scientific Area:

Sport Sciences


160 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Mastering knowledge related to the gymnastics training (Gymnastics Training) in an integrated way, enabling you to intervene with knowledge and property at the level of Gymn training
2 - Adopt a scientific attitude and a reflexive critical metho
3 - Reveal initiative and innovation in Gymn Sports Training
4 - Develops the technical domain of the fundamental contents of the different disciplines of Gymn
5 - Assume availability and motivation for teamwork, privileging the sharing of inf and behaviors of solidarity and mutual help
6 - Using inf technologies and effective communication in the application of sports of Knowledge and Gymn
7 - Develops the ability to Observation/Analysis of the Gymn movement
8 - Plan and manage the process of sports training in Gymn
9 - Evaluate, plan and organize training sessions and sports activities for dif. groups in Gymn
10 - It develops the capacity for autonomy and the sense of social responsibility in guiding the training process in order to apply knowledges


1 - History of Gymnastics - Origin and Evolution of the Gymnastic Movement
2 - Assert Regulations
3 - Basics of Accounting
4 - Coach Educational Intervention Guiding Principles
5 - Characteristics of a Good Coach
6 - Gymnastic devices
7 - The Body in Motion
8 - Basic Concepts of Gymnastics
9 - Gymnastics Nomenclature
10 - Heating and Physical Preparation Adapted to Gymnastics
11 - Gynic sequeneces, Schemes and Routines
12 - Specific aspects of Gymnastics Training
12.1 - The role of the training/competition coach - challenges and responsibilities
12.2 - Sports Training Planning
12.3 - The training process and the competition
12.4 - Teaching-learning process in gymnastics
12.5 - Framing the different levels of performance - individualization of sports training
12.6 - Purposes and Objectives of the different phases of formation and competition


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Castelo, J., Barreto , H., Alves, F., Santos , P., Carvalho, J., & Vieira, J. , 1998 , ). Metodologia do Treino Desportivo , Lisboa : FMH
Lebre, E., Araújo, C. , 2006 , Manual de Ginástica Rítmica , Porto Editora
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(United States of Gymnastcs Federation) , 1992 , Roookie Coaches Gymnastcs USAF , Human Kinetics Publishing
Russel, K. , 2011 , BasicGYM Fundamentos da Ginástica e da Literacia Motora , FGP
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Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Theoretical and Practical approach to the syllabus and discussion; Laboratory practice classes with video observation and analysis; tutorial orientation meetings. Internship in an organization with protocol with UMa: organization and management of the training and competition process under the guidance of the tutor in the organization. The evaluation is carried out through a theoretical test -20%; of a work of development of a theme-15%; continuous evaluation of the work carried out during the semester with regard to the organization of training and competition, expressed in a 40% trainer dossier; and a critical activity report developed-25%.