Caribbean Coaching clinics

Guy Lavoie and myself were volunteer clinicians in Barbados and Trinidad.

Guy in Barbados

Guy in Barbados

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FIG:

Two days after completing an FIG Follow-up and Monitoring Camp for the Age Group Development and Competition Programme in Barbados, the two assigned FIG experts started a similar camp for Trinidad and Tobago on April 13 – 15, 2014. ..

The FIG Age Group programme includes a testing and monitoring programme for Men’s (MAG) and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) 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. …

Trinidad and Tobago host an FIG Age Group Camp before Easter

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Both camps were excellent. Caribbean nations have potential to quickly develop in gymnastics sports. As Panama has done.

Shout out to Trinidad for a best ever international performance shortly after we left:

Trinidad and Tobago gymnasts Marisa Dick and William Albert both earned podium finishes at the 2014 Commonwealth Gymnastics Invitational, which took place at the weekend in Perth, Scotland.

Albert, a 23-year-old based at the University of Iowa, won gold in the rings (13.900) while Dick picked up three medals – gold on the uneven bars (13.200), silver on the balance beam (13.300), bronze in the vault (14.050) and bronze in the all around competition (72.950).

The Invitational also served as a test event for the 2014 Commonwealth Games …

Commonwealth Gymnastics medals for Albert, Dick

Click PLAY or watch Marisa’s Bars on YouTube.

Though both grew up in Canada, both will be back for Trinidad and Tobago National Championships June 6-8th, hoping to qualify for Commonwealth Games.

(via Arabian Punch Front)

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