FIG Age Group Program – Qatar

Directly following the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Age Group Training Camp organised in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the FIG expert Rick McCharles (CAN) travelled to Doha, Qatar to repeat the experience for that country on December 11-15. This camp was also for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and the expert for that discipline was Enrico Casella (ITA), the well known Italian National Coach and coach of former World Champion Vanessa Ferrari. …

As in Saudi Arabia, this Age Group Training Camp was held with the financial assistance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). …

The Age Group programme includes a testing and monitoring programme for Men’s and Women’s Artistic gymnasts’ physical abilities and technical skills as well as a complete competition programme with modified optional rules for age-group gymnasts and compulsory exercises for all ages. It also includes a variety of additional information related to developing a systematic gymnastics programme that can lead to high performance. …

Qatar has now hosted four FIG Academies including the very first Trampoline Academy; it hosted a precursor of the Age Group Programme that recommended competition rules and standards for the Persian Gulf Region; it hosted an FIG Introductory seminar/camp for the Age Group Programme and now an official FIG Age Group Programme Camp. We thank them for their willingness to help in the coach education of the entire region. …

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