Coaching Information

There are three main Coaching levels. These are Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Additional BAB and scUK modules/courses are also required for CL2 and CL3 and shown in tables 1&2 below.

How to take a BAB Coaching CourseNew AssociationsFirst AidThe Coaching Team

How to take a BAB Coaching Course

  • The CL1 course can be taken with an Association or a BAB tutor
  • The CL2 and CL3 courses are taken with a BAB Tutor
  • The CL2 and CL3 course units are taken with either a BAB or scUK tutor

To apply for a coaching course add your details to the coaching application form on the BAB website or download a form and after it is signed by your CLO or head of Association send it to the BAB Coaching Administration Officer

New Associations

Instructors must take the BAB Coach Level 1 course (CL1) coaching award within the one year from the start of their probationary period. This is a mandatory requirement.

First Aid

First Aid is not a mandatory requirement. However, all Coaches carry a “Duty of Care” for all students under their supervision and the Board highly recommends that all Coaches have an externally validated HSE approved First Aid award. First Aid qualifications should be assessed, and candidates awarded a certificate of competence, not just a certificate of attendance.

Contact Information for the BAB Coaching Team

Coaching Development Officer (BAB CDO) Mr Frank Burlingham coaching@bab.org.uk

Coaching Administration Officer (BAB CAO) Mr Grev Cooke coachingadmin@bab.org.uk Tel: 024 7673 2132

The main Coaching Levels

Coach Level 1 (CL1)Coach Level 2 (CL2)Coach Level 3 (CL3)

Coach Level 1 (CL1)

This award is for students intending to instruct without supervision at club level.

Candidates must:

  • Candidates must be an adult (18 years or over) when registered for the course.
  • Be recommended by their Association, possess the necessary technical knowledge in Aikido, and hold a minimum grade of Aikido 1st Kyu.
  • Attend a Level 1 Coach course, approved by the Board, which will comprise a minimum of 12 hours (with a minimum of 9 hours theory).
  • Be successful in the assessment of a period of peer Coaching.

Coach Level 2 (CL2)

This award is for students intending to instruct without supervision at club level and beginning to engage in Coaching activity at Association level.

Candidates must:

  • Be recommended by their Association and possess the necessary technical knowledge in Aikido.
  • Attend a series of Level 2 Coach course units, approved by the Board and shown in the table below. These can be taken with an approved BAB or a scUK tutor.
  • Have held CL1 for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Have evidence of practical coaching for a minimum of two years since receiving CL1.
  • Have been directly involved in training a number of students to 1st kyu.
  • Successfully complete pre-course work which is returned to the tutor at least 2 weeks prior to the CL2 assessment.
  • Successfully complete a one-day assessment which includes a 30 minute period of peer Coaching.
Table 1 – CL2 course units
Sports Coach UK Units BAB Units
Coaching Children & Young People Young People
None Communication
None Managing Risk
Safeguarding & Protecting Children None
None Fit for Purpose

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scUK units Click here to visit the Sports Coach UK website to view available scUK Units.

 

Coach Level 3 (CL3)

This award is for coaches intending to instruct without supervision at club level and beginning to engage in coaching activity at Association level.

Candidates must:

  • Be recommended by their Association and possess the necessary technical knowledge in Aikido.
  • Provide a full Coaching C.V. supported by a statement from their Principal or CLO.
  • Have held the Coach level 2 award for a minimum period of three years
  • Candidates will have been directly involved in the training of a number of students to 1st Dan.
  • Attend a series of Level 3 Coach course units, approved by the Board and shown in table 2 below. These can be taken with an approved BAB or a scUK tutor.
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development since achieving CL2
  • To have evidence of practical Coaching for at least three years since achieving Coach Level 2.
  • Successfully complete pre-course work which is returned to the tutor at least 2 weeks prior to the CL3 assessment.
  • Successfully complete a one-day assessment which includes a 30 minute period of peer Coaching.
  • Successfully complete an assessment of peer coaching and evidence of CPD. (Continuous Professional Development).
Table 2 – CL3 course units
Sports Coach UK Units BAB Units
Equity in your Coaching None
How to coach disabled People in Sport None
A guide to mentoring Sports Coaches None
Planning and Periodisation Planning for Success
None Event Planning and Delivery
None Practice, Skill and Techniques

 

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scUK units Click here to visit the Sports Coach UK website to view available scUK Units

In addition to the basic criteria shown above for CL1, 2 and 3 candidates may have to satisfy any specific requirements laid down by their own Association.

For an in depth coaching description, please download the BAB Coaching and Club Handbook All the relevant Coaching downloads are also accessible using the table below.

                                                                                                               
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Title
Ext
Version
Upload Date
Coaching
Application for the CL1 CoursePdf
C1A Ver. 1 Oct 2011
12-10-2011
Application for the CL2 CoursePdf
C2A Ver. 1 Oct 2011
12-10-2011
Application for the CL2 Unit(s)Pdf
C2U Ver. 1 Oct 2011
12-10-2011
Application for the CL3 CoursePdf
C3A Ver. 1 Oct 2011
12-10-2011
Application for the CL3 Unit(s)Pdf
C3U Ver. 1 Oct 2011
12-10-2011
BAB Coaching and Club Handbook Printing InstructionsPdf
Version 3
25-09-2013
BAB Coaching and Club Handbook revised pages for Printed Version 2 Pdf
Version 3
25-09-2013
BAB Guidance notes for Aikidoka relating to Hepatitis C and AidsPdf
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06-02-2012
Risk Assessment ProformaDoc
v1.0
21-02-2008
Weapons ProtocolPdf
Final Verson May 2011
18-05-2011

BAB Coach Tutors

Terence Dion Bayliss
        Tutor Update Coach (T3-6) 
        Tutor Coach Level 1 (T3-1) 
Ann Denise Billett
        Tutor Event Planning and Delivery (T3-8) 
        Tutor Update Coach (T3-6) 
        Tutor Coach Level 1 (T3-1) 
Stephen Leslie Billett (Steve) 
        Tutor Event Planning and Delivery (T3-8) 
        Tutor Update Coach (T3-6) 
        Tutor Coach Level 1 (T3-1) 
Stephen Boyle
        Tutor Coach Level 1 (T3-1) 
Frank Burlingham
        Tutor Event Planning and Delivery (T3-8) 
        Tutor Coach Levels 1,2 and 3 (T3-7) 
        Tutor Update Coach (T3-6) 
        Tutor Fit for Purpose (T2-6) 
        Tutor Planning for Success (T2-5) 
        Tutor Practice, Skill and Techniques (T2-4) 
        Tutor Managing Risk (T2-3) 
        Tutor Communication (T2-2) 
        Tutor Young People (T2-1) 
Piers Cooke
        Tutor Coach Level 1 (T3-1) 
Joe McEnroe
        Tutor Update Coach (T3-6) 
        Tutor Coach Level 1 (T3-1) 
        Association Coach Tutor Level 1 (T1-1) 
Michael Sheridan
        Tutor Refresher Coach (T3-6) 
        Tutor Coach Level 1 (T3-1) 
Robert Spence
        Tutor Coach Levels 1,2 and 3 (T3-7) 
        Tutor Fit for Purpose (T2-6) 
        Tutor Managing Risk (T2-3) 
        Tutor Young People (T2-1) 
Theresa Worsley (Tre) 
        Tutor Coach Level 1 (T3-1) 
        Tutor Managing Risk (T2-3) 
        Association Coach Tutor Level 1 (T1-1) 

Association Coach Tutors Level 1

[additional tutor qualifications in green]

Jonathan Davies
(Keitenshin Kai)
Michael Hayes
(British Ki Society)
Brian Stockwell
(Tenchi Ryu)
Sarah Williams
(Keitenshin Kai)