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Practical Studies II - Gymnastics

Code: 205-GIN     Acronym: 205-GIN

Instance: 2005/2006 - A

Active? Yes
Course/CS Responsible: First Degree Course in Sports and Physycal Education

Study cycles/ courses

Acronym No. of students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
DEF 155 Plano de Estudo em vigor a partir de 2000/2001 2 - 6 -

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 6 12,00
Carlos Manuel Reis Araújo 6,00
Manuel Ferreira Conceição Botelho 6,00

Module of

Code Name
205 Practical Studies II


The general objectivs of this discipline are the following ones: Acquisition, perfectioning and domain of the basic and specific technical skills of the sportive modalities in study, that is, Acrobatic Gymnastics (AG) and Womean and Man Artistic Gymnastics(WAG and MAG);b)Acquisition of essential basic the theoretical and practical knowledge to the achievement of the previous objectivs, namely in the análisis/observation either in the tecnical or in the defaults plans in the execution of the different elements in each apparatus; c) Development of the conditional capacities to the achievement of the express objectivs in a) and b). d)Rules of safety in the use of the different apparatus and in the execution of the basic elements in these aparatus. e) Human and material sppoting in the execution of each element. In accordance with the general objectivs of the discipline, we try to provide the students with basic and specific motor vocabulary , considered essential to the agreement and conception of inherent pedagogical procedures to the activities of sensitization, education and trainings of the different sport disciplines (WAG/MAG/AG)


PROGRAM OF GAM 1.Floor 1.1. Revisions of te basic Elements . 1,1,1, Boarding to the front and backward roll (notion of tucked position). Learning 's situations. 1,1,2, Handstand.Learning 's situations.Utilisation of this element in the different apparatus. 1.2.Round-off. Notion of handstand snap down to stand. Learning 's situations. 1.3.Forward handspring. Learning 's situations. 1,4, Fic-flac to the rear.Learning 's situations. 1,5,Somersault : tucked forward and backward. Learning 's situations. 1.6. Small chain of gymnastics elements.Notion of exercise in the Floor apparatus. 2, POMMEL HORSE 2.1. General considerations on the basic structure of the movement in this apparatus. 2.2.Familiarisation (specific positions) 2.3.Swings 2.4.Single leg cuts. 2.5.Single leg circle counter clockwise.Front scissors 2.6.Dimounts: simple from front to rear and with 90º outward turn. 2,7, Initiation to the circles in "mushroom".3. RINGS general 3.1.General considerations on the basic structure of the movement in this apparatus. 3.2.Swings. 3.3.Inlocate. 3.4.Dismount: tucked or piked backward somersault and backward straddle. 3.5.Dislocate (Low Rings at shoulders height). 3.6."L"(Half Lever) position (Low Rings). 4.HORSE VAULT 4.1.General considerations on the basic structure of vaulting in this apparatus. 4.2.Vaults: straddle, squat and forward hand spring 5. PARALLEL BARS 5.1.General considerations on the basic structure of the movement in this apparatus. 5.2.Swings: in cross support, in upper arms support and glide. 5.3.Swing in upper to cross support. 5.4.Front upper arms roll. 5.5.Pike inverted swing (or glide swing) kip to (upper or cross) suport.5.6.Dimount:frontways or backways to stand crossways the bars 6. HORIZONTAL BAR 6.1. General considerations on the basic structure of the movement in this apparatus. 6,2,Long hang swings . Spotting. 6,3, Long hang swing with 180º turn (Alternating, crossed or simultaneous grips), Spotting. 6,4, Glide Kip-up. Spotting. 6,5,Backward hip circle . Spotting. 6,6, Underswing with 180º turn. Spotting. 6,7, Straddle sole support (for underswing or dismount). Spotting. PROGRAM OF WGA 1. HORSE VAULT 1.1. General considerations on the basic structure of vaulting in this apparatus. 1.2 Vaults: straddle, squat and forward hand spring 2. UNEVEN BARS 2.1. Backward hip pullover mount 2.2. Backward hip circle (after cast) 2.3. Long hang swings 2.4.Dismounts: underswing from front support; underswing from straddle sole circle 3. BALANCE BEAM 3.1. Gymnics Elements 3.1.1. Step change (changement) 3.1.2. Cat leap, Split leap, Scissors leap 3.1.3. "Sissone" 3.1.4. Turn (180° and 360°) 3.2. Acrobatic elements 3.2.1. Front and backward rolls 3.2.2. Cartweel 3.3. Simple Mounts 3.4. Simple Dismounts 4. FLOOR EXERCISES 4.1. Gymnics Elements 4.1.1. Straddle jump, cat and split leaps 4.1.2. "Sissone" 4.1.3. Turn (180° and 360°) 4.2. Acrobatic elements 4.2.1.Front and backward rolls 4.2.2. Hanstand 4.2.3. Cartwheel 4.2.4.Round off 4.2.5.Front and backward walkover Note: In all the apparatus of WAG and MAG will be boarded the specific techniques of spporting. ACROBATIC PROGRAM : the main types of handgrips: contact between executants in static and dynamicbalance. Counterbalancing. Pairs (Double balances) simple or mixed: Mounts and dismountings for balance in the thighs and the shoulders.Static exercises chaining the learned elements. Dynamic exercises chaining the elements learned in the Floor (WAG/MAG) : Women Group (Trio or triple balances)"Catches" and mounts and dismountings for balance in the shoulders, thighs and/or knees. Static and dynamic exercises for men group (pyramids of four) Formation of pyramids with more than 4 elements.

Main Bibliography

Practical Studies II (Women and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics)
ARAÚJO, C., Manual de Ajudas em Ginástica – Edição de Carlos Araújo. Porto, 2002.
BOURGEOIS, M., Gymnastique Sportive - Perspectives Pédagogiques Ècole-Clube, Éditions Vigot Fréres, Paris, 1980

Complementary Bibliography

Araújo, C. (1991) – Saltos de Cavalo, Horizonte,7 (42) – Dossier.
Botelho, M. (1988) - “ A Criança e a actividade gímnica“.Horizonte,4(23):153 -155.
Manuel Botelho (2004) . Sebenta de Ginástica Acrobática, Documento não publicado.
Botelho, M. (1990) –Ginástica Desportiva na Escola, Horizonte,7 (38):65-69
Corte-Real, A. (1991) – A Trave Olímpica – como abordá-la na escola, Horizonte, 8 (45): 108-112.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Practical lessons with some theoretical concepts.

Type of assessment

Distributed evaluation without final exam


1st semester - Gymnastics-Springboard
2 nd semester - Women and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
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