Fabric Level 1 Coach Training (Also Available Online)
February 6,13,20,27,March 6 & 13 - Saturday's 2:00pm-5:00pm
The Dragonfly Aerial Company is always looking for amazing coaches and contributors. We never stop growing and striving to be better. The only way to do that is by continually expanding our exposure to the industry and introducing different styles and methods of movement. This is why we ourselves continue to attend international competitions such as Viva Fest, and pursue multiple certifications and trainings ourselves! We never stop learning and we do not expect our coaches too!
Our safety-focused program is recognized by USA Gymnastics, American Circus Educators and currently in the process of consideration from NASM for continues education credits as well! We also are in collaboration with Emily Scherb, author of Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts to provide anatomical resources keeping students well rounded in their coach cultivation. You are in great hands with the Dragonfly Aerial Company, Aerial Coach Certification program.
We have been teaching professional aerialists since 2002 and have launched 13 "Dragonfly" aerial programs nationwide from Feb 2017- Feb 2019 alone. Our coaches are our backbone and contribute to the instruction, video library and curriculum for all of our gyms across the country. Dragonfly offers several certifications from Parties, Bootcamps & special programs (Purple Level), to Advanced Level (Red Level) Fabric Theory & Mechanics. We are currently looking for all levels of coaches (especially elite) at our home base in CO, Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas and potentially Naples, Florida. Training will be facilitated for Fundamental (Green) level 1A coaches at the Colorado Springs, Dragonfly Home Base in February, 2021. We love to promote from within and yet we see the benefit of bringing in outside influence to broaden our diversity of styles.
Our Fundamental Fabric certification covers: teaching methodology, begining progressions and skill breakdowns for all types and ages of students, fundamental rigging, classroom management, physiology as it pertains to the Green level curriculum, classroom culture and much more. Dragonfly coaches are given access to the National Dragonfly Aerial Company Licensing website with online resources and they are provided with lesson by lesson curriculum breakdowns for that level with one sheets and video tutorials on each skill to be presented. Additional resources such as skill sequencing, student performances, articles, podcasts and workshops are also provided to our coaches! Green level coaches receive access to a minimum of one year of week by week lesson planning and mentorship. Upon completion, you may register for a 10 hour, Fabric Level 1 B teaching supplement for just $299.
Dragonfly does not believe we can teach you to be an aerial "coach" in 18-20 hours. That is not our goal. Our mission is to provide a strong fundamental launching pad, in person, and by partnering with you, we can cultivate great coaches over time. We do feel that with certain pre-requesites (such as a clean inversion) and hands on coach training we can give you what you need to succeed. In addition, the Dragonfly program is about developing the whole coach, mind body and soul. Our first priority is safety followed by student culture. We are not interested in divas. We are interested in Strong, Compassionate and Encouraging coaches who are Fierce in their discipline and their passion for aerial. If you are an elite level performer but not interested in cultivating the ability to motivate a student and leave them feeling empowered, Dragonfly is not for you. We seek coaches that have the same level of passion for a nine year old recreational student as they do for a young adult competitive.
Trainees are required to complete 20 hours of assisting, (alternative options are available for remote learners) at Dragonfly, to complete the certification process. This allows us to see you hands on with students. Coaches are also provided continued resources to grow as a coach though our complimentary coach classes here at home base, where we can continue to cultivate you to the next level.
In order to complete a Dragonfly Coach certification, you must obtain CPR and First Aid certification, complete 20 hours of in-class assisting, complete a written exam and must attend all 18-20 hours of training. Minimum age is 16 years. Textbook: Dragonfly provides a versatile and packed full binder with at least 24 lessons of curriculum and resources. Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts by Emily Scherb is required reading for Level 1 as well as the Aerial Instructors Handbook by Julianna Hane. Dragonfly coach certifications are not easy, but we are more than teacher training. We are a coach cultivation and mentorship program and invested for the long haul, including potential placement opportunities.
If Dragonfly sounds like the right program for you, send a resume and/or email of current training experience and "Why" you would like to be a Dragonfly Aerial Coach to info@DragonflyAerialCO.com.
We hope to see you here!