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Coaching Course Quesnel, B.C.

Thanks Elizabeth Staats, Peggy Willcox and everyone at Technics Gymnastics for hosting our intensive 5-day Level 2 Technical MAG & WAG this past week.

Great course. :-)

Quesnel Gymnastics

Three of those same coaches will be attending B.C. Gymnastics Congress this weekend. And one more – by SKYPE. :-)


Since I last reviewed the GymDrills video sharing site, they’ve made a lot of improvements.

GymDrills now offers MAG in addition to WAG and Conditioning.

Click PLAY or watch a preview on YouTube.

With free membership, you can look at all the content anytime before deciding whether or not to buy a monthly subscription.

Members can add as many of their own drills as they wish.

I love it.


Gymneo TV – handstand alignment

You can watch a teaser video right now. It’s an 8 minute excerpt from a 1 hour+ presentation on how to teach backward giant.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Launch date of their ENGLISH language site is October 25, 2014.

From September 5 through September 25 preorder a subscription and save up to 50% off the regular price.

details – en.gymneo.tv

Coaching Course Quesnel B.C.

For Canadian coaches. I’ll be teaching a Level 2 Technical MAG & WAG Aug 16-19th in northern B.C.


safe spotting DVD – basic tumbling

My friend Kyle Thalman, a coach in Hawaii, has done a great job putting together a new spotting video. High production values. Great video quality.

Here’s a sample.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

My philosophy is that coaches should know how to spot. Then spot as little as possible, setting up progressions that kids can do on their own.

1 – Handstand chapter
2 – Forward Roll Chapter
3 – Backward Roll Chapter
4 – Front Walkover
5 – Back Walkover
6 – Cartwheel
7 – Standing Back Handspring
8 – Standing Back Tuck
9 – Running Aerial
10 – Running Front Tuck
11 – Round-off Back Handspring
12 – Round-off Back Handspring Back Tuck

It’s not cheap at $98.99. See if your Club will buy this resource for the staff.


backward handspring analysis


Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

That’s the latest sneak preview from Gymneo’s English language tutorial library being launched this Fall.

It’s a paid service, but between September 5 and September 25, 2014, a subscription is half price for 1 year — that’s €109.50 instead of €219 (US$149.50 instead of US$299).


One comment I’d add. If you allow beginners to do standing backward handspring on a flat, hard Floor, you are almost guaranteed problems. Instead, have them train down an incline where gravity assists.

Canadian L2 Technical course

For Canucks needing Level 2 Technical WAG, a course is being hosted at the new Taiso Saskatoon.

Aug 29 – Sep 1st


Taiso NEW

Coaching Academy Mexico

The Gymnastics Federation of Mexico hosted a Level 2 FIG Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics on July 6-13, 2014. This was the 170th Academy in the twelve-year old programme.

The Academy was hosted at the magnificent facilities of the Complejo Nissan de Gimnasia in the city of Guadalajara. …


Mexico ART L2 participants 2014 (1)

GymneoTV in English

Good news. The great French coach education site offering online training videos is finally being translated.

In 100 days, on October 25, 2014, GymneoTV will be available in English


From that link, send in your email address. GymneoTV is a paid service. But those who “register” in advance will be offered deep discounts. Early bird pricing.

Here’s a sample, their first presentation in English.

Click PLAY or watch Spotting Jaeger on YouTube.

contact (a) gymneo.com

coaching course Nova Scotia

Gymnastics Canada piloted the NEW Level 2 Technical course over 5 days at Taiso Gymnastics.

Keith Russell and Guy Lavoie were the clinicians.

L2 at Taiso Nova Scotia 2014

Official launch of the revised course (“Competitive Introduction“) is yet to be announced. Clinicians will need to be trained first.

pit with post

I cannot recall any other pit with a post in the centre. Leave a comment if you’ve seen one.

It works well. Taiso has a very functional facility.

Dave Tilley at Region 6 Congress

The coach / editor of hybridperspective.com is presenting.

Friday August 1st – Providence RI

9:00 AM – The Crucial Role and Benefits of Using Preventative Rehabilitation in Gymnastics Training

10:00 – Extension Movements In Gymnastics: Methods For Reducing Spine Injury Risk and Improving Skill Performance

Region 6 Congress Lecture Topics & Random July Thoughts

Dave tries to simplify complicated injury prevention and rehab protocols for coaches.


Pole Gym Saint-Etienne tutorials

Coaches in France have done an excellent job editing drills for certain skills.

For example, forward handspring on Floor.

Click PLAY or watch Le Saut de Mains – Handspring forward on YouTube.

Check their Technique videos playlist for more.

I don’t agree with every drill shown. But there are some good ideas there for every coach.

via Valentin

David Kenwright – Bars clinic

The British / Canadian coach is now Down Under.

Gymnastics Australia posted a number of IDP clinic videos, including this one.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.