FIG Level 2 Academy Saudi Arabia

The Gymnastics Federation of Saudi Arabia hosted a Level 2 Academy for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) on November 4 – 11, 2015. Such Academies for Artistic Gymnastics are almost always organised with men and women together. The first such MAG-only Academy was a Level 3 hosted in the USA in 2007 and the second was a Level 1 hosted by Saudi Arabia a year ago. This was the 210th Academy in the FIG Academy Programme. …


A special thanks to Ebrahim Alabdali, our organizer. Translating back and forth English <> Arabic is good study methodology. Brahim had the highest exam score.


Additional photos. Some staged. :-)

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Course leader Chris Evans had discussions with Saudi Olympic Committee consultants.

Recall that Saudi Arabia entered 2 female athletes in the London 2012 Olympics: Judoka Wojdan Shaherkani and 800m-runner Sarah Attar.

Of course FIG would love to see female gymnasts represent the Kingdom one day.

Region 5 Hot Shot Camp

… 2015 Hot Shot Camp at Mid Michigan Gymnastics. This camp is for our upcoming gymnasts under the age of 12 …

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Adult Gymnastics Camp 2016

Recall the Adult Gymnastics Camp in Portsmouth, NH – at Atlantic GymnasticsJuly, 2015?

Watch some video from that Camp here.

Their 1st Winter Camp is Jan 16-18, 2016. Deadline for registration is Nov. 16th.

18+ WAG and MAG welcomed. Training will take place on WAG events as well as tumbletrak, tramp, rings and strap bar.

We need more camps like this. :-)


Rings – introducing handstand

Lazzarich at the 2015 EUG training camp in Tirrenia, Italy.

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The video continues with swing drills.

Prince Edward Island Gym Camp

Island Gymnastics Academy in PEI brings in a headliner guest coach each summer. This year it’s Kelly Manjak, coach of Olympic Floor Gold medalist 2004 Kyle Shewfelt.

Kelly has coached both WAG and MAG international competitors. At Camp he works with both boys and girls.

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Kelly M Paige

Thanks Sharon.

Nile Wilson – Day in the life

Episode 4. What happens at the Lilleshall Training Centre.

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WINTER Adult Gymnastics Camp – Boston

Saturday January 16 – Monday January 18, 2016.

Fill out the form on this page if you want more information. I do. I’m on the mailing list.


(via Rec Gymnastics)