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.
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.
The best coaching videos in 2015, overall, are produced by Gymneo out of France.
I joined Gymneo English day 1 – October 25th, 2014. Since that time they’ve added English versions of their existing French content on a regular basis.
The newest skill translated to English is Tsukahara.
Click PLAY or watch the Tsukahara overview video on Facebook.
Each skill on Gymneo is broken into 7 parts:
details on Tsukahara (1hr 40min total)
You can buy that one skill for 37,20€ (41.54 USD) or get a year’s access for 199€(223 USD). A good investment for serious WAG competitive coaches.
There are discounts and sales. The price has gone down since last year as more people join.
If you do speak French the French version is a better deal. More content for the same price. Unfortunately English members do not get access to the French content.
Consider this a strong endorsement for Gymneo.com. You do need speedy internet to stream their videos, as you need have for all video sources (aside from YouTube).
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August 21st-22nd, Milton, ONT
DAVE ROSS, FRANK SAHLEIN, DENIS VACHON, NICOLE LANGEVIN, ZHAOHUI HUANG, NICK BLANTON, ALEX BARD and many, many more great presenters.
November 6-7th, 2015, Kansas City, Missouri
I visited the Great American Gymnastics Express in Missouri, on behalf of TumblTrak in 2012. One of the best clinics I’ve yet attended.
I’ll be leading an NCCP Level 3 Artistic WAG and MAG in Vancouver.
There is still space open in this coaching course.
Jag Gym posted some quotes attributed to Coach Einstein:
3. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
4. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
9. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
11. “I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
12 THINGS ALBERT EINSTEIN TAUGHT ME ABOUT COACHING
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repost – Deadline looms. Last chance for Canadian coaches to apply to be clinicians for GCG. Do it today.
LEARNING FACILITATOR (LF) TRAINING for the new National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS Competition Introduction (CI) is finally on the calendar:
1) Western Canada (maximum 20 candidates) Calgary Gymnastics Centre, AB. Friday, August 28, 2015 – CAC multi-sport LF core training module. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, August 29, 30, 31, 2015 – GCG CI LF Course
2) Eastern Canada (maximum 20 candidates) Manjak’s Gymnastics, Mississauga, ON. Friday, September 4, 2015 – CAC multi-sport LF core training module. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, September 5, 6, 7, 2015 – GCG CI LF Course
A third clinician’s training will be scheduled for Quebec in French sometime soon after.
The old Canadian coaching manuals will be retired, replaced by all digital content.
details and application (EN) v1EB