21. August 2020 - 9:00
Parkour Generations Boston, Somerville
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2020 ADAPT Level 1 Coach Certification - Boston, MA (USA) | Friday, 21. August 2020


The Art du Déplacement And Parkour Teaching (ADAPT) Certification is the internationally recognized teaching certification for parkour/freerunning/art du déplacement that provides the industry benchmark for parkour instruction, and has been formulated over several years by many of the founding figures and most experienced instructors of parkour.  Today, the ADAPT instructor network has spread across the globe and ADAPT-certified instructors enjoy a number of benefits, including an international network of like-minded peers, improved access to insurance coverage, and support from larger parkour organizations when working with local government officials and administrators.



The Level 1 (Assistant Instructor) certification course takes place over 3 days from 9am – 5pm each day.  Candidates will participate in a variety of individual and group exercises, class discussions, demonstrations, and coaching situations covering:

History and origins of parkour

Principles of movement

Functional strength and conditioning 

Coaching skills

Group management

Health and safety

The benefits of managed risk

The spirit of parkour in practice

The course culminates with a written exam and practical assessment by the course tutor(s). In order to complete the ADAPT Level 1 certification, candidates must satisfactorily complete the required number of supervised coaching hours (10 minimum) with a Level 2 or Level 3 instructor within 1 year of the end of the course.  Upon submission of the Supervised Hours log sheet with the required number of signatures, candidates will receive their ADAPT Level 1 certificate via mail.

Candidates will be required to show a basic level of proficiency in a variety of parkour techniques and most candidates find that 1-2+ years of dedicated parkour training is helpful for the successful completion of the certification.

Additional details can be found here:  http://adaptqualifications.com/portfolio/adapt-assistant/


- Recommended 6 months minimum experience of regular parkour training


- 3 day training course

- 10 Supervised Sessions within 12 months of course

- Must present a valid and up-to-date First Aid certificate

- Must be 16 years of age or over


Electronic certificate sent 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.


Regular price: $500

Early-bird Discounted Price: $450 (Code: earlybirdusa20 - Valid until July 1st)


Food and accommodations are not included in the course price and must be arranged separately.  Some accommodation may be made available to candidates through local hosts.  Contact Blake Evitt at email for information or housing suggestions (limited spots available).



How do I know if I'm ready to take ADAPT?

ADAPT Level 1 is the entry level course for parkour instructors.  Participants should have a basic understanding and mastery 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 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 assessments as well as a written assessment.  Candidates can then begin logging the required minimum of 10 supervised coaching session with an ADAPT Level 2 or 3 instructor, including a final “assessed live coaching session" at the end of this period.  If successful, the candidate will then receive the ADAPT Level One Certification.

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.


How do the supervised coaching sessions and "assessed live 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 cities around the country.  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.  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 email.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Candidates may take the course starting at age 15 but can not actually receive their certificate until their 16th birthday.

What should I bring into the event?

Candidates should bring the following items for the first day of the course: 

Valid photo ID

Outstanding payment balance (if paying via installment plan)

Small bag to carry valuables and snacks

Snacks to eat throughout the course

Weather appropriate clothing & items (sunscreen, jacket, etc) 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For more info email: email or go to www.adaptqualifications.com


What's the refund policy?

Due to the logistics involved with organizing and hosting courses, there is a strict no-refund policy.  Registered candidates that have a valid reason (medical or personal emergency) and contact the organizer with at least two weeks notice may have their registration transfered to another course (minus a $25 admin fee).