What is ADAPT?
The Art du Déplacement And Parkour Teaching (ADAPT) Certification is the only internationally recognized teaching certification for parkour/freerunning/art du déplacement that has been endorsed by the original French founders of the discipline (the Yamakasi and early traceurs from Lisses, Paris- the birthplace of parkour). It 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 will culminate with a written exam and practical assessment by a Level 3 instructor. An additional 8 hours (minimum) of supervised coaching with a Level 2 or higher instructor and 2 hours of assessed live coaching with a Level 3 instructor must be satisfactorily completed within 3 months of the end of the course before the candidate receives the certification.
Early-Bird introductory price of $350 for the first ADAPT L1 course held in Charlotte.
- $75 non-refundable deposit required by June 1st + $275 due at the start of the course.
- $100 non-refundable deposit required if registered after June 1st + $275 due at the start of the course.
Food and accomodations and not included in the course price and must be arranged seperately. Couchsurfing is one of the suggested methods, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions on discounted hotels/lodgings in the area and to see if there are local hosts with free space for out-of-town participants.