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December 7th, 2013 — camps, coach education, Gymnastics
The new Intelligent Movement blog by coach Andrea out of Calgary has an excellent interview with clinician Tony Retrosi, 2010 USA Gymnastics Educator of the Year.
Andrea: You teach many clinics and give many talks, do you have a favorite speaking topic?
Tony: Lately I have really enjoyed teaching coaches HOW TO TEACH. A lecture title “Coaches as Educators”. I have been working on a book with the same title. I think there are many coaches who are better technicians than me but so many have forgotten that it really doesn’t matter WHAT you know if you can’t deliver it in a teachable fashion.
… read more
I’m looking forward to coaching again at Tony’s GYM MOMENTUM TRAINING CAMP 2014.
In fact, my summer’s already getting booked up with Camps. The earliest ever.
Gym Momentum website and Facebook
December 3rd, 2013 — bars, coach education, Gymnastics, product endorsements, vault
by site editor Rick McCharles
I’ve frequently linked to the fantastic Gymneo WAG coaching videos out of France.
Yes, they are in French … and it’s like they’ve got a different word for everything.
Happily, the video graphics are superb.
Here’s another free short sample from the Gymneo Facebook page.
Angelo Ritorto of Gymneo offered me a chance to review the full site. I’m working through it starting today.
So far they have 15 gymnastics “courses” posted. More are being added.
Each is broken into 7 parts:
Gymneo.tv is the video site. One course is available there as a free sample. Le Stalder. (43 minutes)
You can purchase training courses like that one-at-a-time. Or get everything for 259€ / year. ($352)
Once I’ve looked at all 15 courses, I’ll be back with a full review.
I use Google translate when unsure of the French text.
Gymneo.com is their boutique, offering books, posters and more.
With questions contact(a)gymneo.com
November 5th, 2013 — camps, coach education, Gymnastics, Rhythmic, Trampoline
The Colombia Gymnastics Federation is having a very busy year.
After organising the 9th World Games in Cali, the federation has decided to also host three FIG Academies. An Academy for Trampoline Gymnastics finished in September and now another Academy – a Level 2 for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics has just finished in Cali. Next week, the federation will be hosting an Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics.
This most recent Academy was held from October 19 – 27 at the Gimnasio del Pueblo in Cali. … Thirty-six coaches representing nine of the ten FIG member federations of South America attended …
… equally split between Men’s (MAG) and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) coaches with 18 each. The participation at this Academy was partially funded by the FIG through the FIG Development Fund for the Pan-American Gymnastics Union (PAGU). PAGU has used a significant portion of the money from the FIG Development Fund to subsidize the attendance of coaches at Academies and that policy has been enormously successful. …
read more – FIG Artistic Gymnastics Academy Level 2
October 16th, 2013 — coach education
For Canadian coaches who need the 1-day reunion course, one is being offered December 21, 2013 at starting 8am. (PDF)
That’s a busy week. Both a L4 and L3 (MAG & WAG) are scheduled the week prior in Calgary.
Check with Gina at Gymnastics Alberta for details.
September 3rd, 2013 — bars, coach education, floor (men), floor (women), Gymnastics, horizontal bar, recreation
With permission of Tumbl Trak, I’m reprinting one of their posts published Aug 27th, 2013.
This report represents what we were trying to accomplish over a series of clinics. Best practice for instructing non-competitive children as young as age-5.
Our last Choose Your Habits coaching clinic was hosted by Arizona Sunrays. Ambassador Rick McCharles and (former Arizona Wildcat star) Sunrays Competitive Team Director Nikki Beyschau co-taught.
26 coaches from 6 clubs attended. The diverse group included instructors in Trampoline & Tumbling, dance, Rhythmic, Cheer, CrossFit and Mobile Gymnastics. We were thrilled to find that preschool guru Jeannie McCarthy is now at Sunrays.
Themes of the day included:
• positive coaching
• alternatives to spotting
• safer, faster, easier, FUN learning
• teaching good shapes … and avoiding mis-shapes
• motor & physical fitness
• life skills (e.g. discipline, respect, listening)
• positive coaching
Sunrays has one of our new Laser Beams. Drop by and see it if you get the chance. It’s going to be the favourite low beam for learning new skills and combinations.
There will be FUN.
Click PLAY or watch Nikki teaching Floor & Bar on YouTube.
(via Rec Gymnastics)
August 29th, 2013 — coach education, Gymnastics, judging, NCAA
Over 500 in attendance at the 2013 Ontario Gymnastics Congress for the Launch of the new JO program in Ontario….Sue Arkell was an incredible clinician and gave a lot of amazing information during the congress and the Training Camp.
Clinicians Steve and Sue Arkell, John Geddert, Marvin Sharp and Joel Skinner came up for a WAG Developmental Camp for Levels 5-9.
I’m very excited that Ontario is moving yet closer to the most successful gymnastics system in the world — the American Junior Olympic & NCAA rules.
The rest of Canada will be watching closely.
August 20th, 2013 — coach education, Gymnastics
Seems I was busy. I found far fewer video clips and photos on my camera than expected.
Here are a few.
Those are Rounders, the world’s best pit foam blocks.
That’s the biggest clinic gym. Inside the Trade Show hall.
It was a pleasure and an honour to represent Tumbl Trak as an Ambassador again this year.
Thanks once again Hartford.
Championships 2014 are scheduled for Pittsburgh Aug. 21-24th. Put it on your calendar right now.
See a few more pics from Hartford.
August 15th, 2013 — coach education
For Canadian coaches, I’m leading a (rarely offered) Level 3 Practical “reunion” course in Calgary.
Albert Gymnastics Federation Office, Sunday September 22, 2013, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Only 8 spots available. It will fill fast.
details (PDF) | registration link
August 15th, 2013 — coach education, Gymnastics
Trade Show and Congress look great this year. Big turnout. Nice space.
I’ll be posting highlights over the coming week.
I’m hanging out with the good folks at the Tumbl Trak booth.
August 10th, 2013 — coach education
Alex Bard, Kate Richardson, Hideo Mizoguchi & Frank Sahlein are just a few of the guest speakers at the excellent annual British Colombia Gymnastics Congress in Vancouver, BC.
Location: Phoenix Gym Club
Contact: Brittany Cawson
Email: bcawson (a) gymnastics.bc.ca
Schedule and Registration (PDFs)
August 10th, 2013 — coach education, Gymnastics, parents, recreation
Coach Terry Parish recommended a 4-day training course he recently completed in Special Needs Gymnastics.
BIG FUN is the ultimate playground for special needs individuals of all ages. We offer families throughout southern California occupational therapy services, gymnastics, swimming, after-school enrichment programs, social skills, camps, art classes, parent and me, activities for autistic children, social skills training for autism, and more….
Fun and Effective Activities for Autistic Children
Look for a BIG FUN facility near you. 10 locations to choose from! …
details – Big Fun Gymnastics
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Special needs is a large under-served market.
(via Rec Gymnastics)
August 9th, 2013 — bars, camps, coach education, Gymnastics, horizontal bar
At an Australian International Development Program (IDP) Clinic.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
No exaggerated tap. Start with layout Tkachev. Switch to straddle piked or piked later.
related – Aussies to train in USA
12 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics athletes along with six coaches are set for camp in the USA …
International Gymnastics Camp in Pennsylvania
August 7th, 2013 — coach education
British Gymnastics is pleased to announce that we are seeking to recruit the first cohort for our new High Performance Coach Development Programme. …
… programme will span over a period of 10 months …
… led by Adrian Stan – High Performance Coach Development Manager …
Applications are now being accepted and will close on the 21st August 2013.
High Performance Coach Development Programme – applications now open