45 coaches from five federations. Canberra November 30 to December 7, 2014
… Mihai Brestyan of the USA was the main lecturer for the women’s technical lectures. …
He was assisted by Peggy Liddick … Stacey Umeh one of the Australian team choreographers taught artistic preparation. Paul Hall of Great Britain who coached Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings taught the majority of MAG technical lectures.
He was joined for the Floor Exercise lectures by Sergei Chinkar of Australia, the former coach of multiple Olympic champion Vitaly Scherbo. The course leader was Hardy Fink (CAN), the Director of FIG Education and Academy Programmes. …
Coaching Youth Gymnastics covers all the basics of coaching and gymnastics in a concise style that is customized for entry-level gymnastics coaches. Techniques and skills for bars, floor, balance beam, and vault are presented …
Chapter 01: Stepping Into Coaching
Chapter 02: Communicating as a Coach
Chapter 03: Understanding Rules, Apparatus, and Equipment
Chapter 04: Providing for Gymnasts’ Safety
Chapter 05: Making Practices Fun and Practical
Chapter 06: Teaching and Shaping Skills
Chapter 07: Gymnastics Basics
Chapter 08: Floor Skills
Chapter 09: Vault Skills
Chapter 10: Bar Skills
Chapter 11: Balance Beam Skills
Chapter 12: Coaching on Meet Day
Chapter 13: Developing Season and Practice Plans
USA Gymnastics coaching legend, Kelli Hill, is set to arrive in South Africa to conduct a week-long coaching camp to high performance Women’s Artistic coaches and gymnasts. The Camp takes place 3 – 10 December 2014 …
Hill’s visit is a result of a 3 year USA Gymnastics Global Ambassador Programme with SAGF, which sees USA Gymnastics assisting SAGF to improve our High Performance results in the Women’s Artistic discipline. The Programme, which sees one visit per year, kicked off in 2013 with USA Olympic coach, Mihai Brestyan visiting in October last year. …
The Gymnastics Federation of Mongolia hosted this Olympic Solidarity Course/FIG Academy on November 3-10, 2014. By hosting this Academy, Mongolia became the 60th FIG member federation to host an Academy. … in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. …
Championship Gymnastics: Biomechanical Techniques for Shaping Winners has been adopted by Gymnastics Australia …, as the compulsory textbook for their course accreditation programs throughout the country. This applies specifically to the Advanced, Advanced Silver, and High Performance Courses (Course Levels 3-5).
Finally, Thanks to Alynn Brischuk who did all the work organizing the excellent demonstrators.
Alynn’s just finished her Masters and will be teaching at the College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, this year. That school has an excellent educational gymnastics facility. Professor Keith Russell has finally retired. It’s a new era.