Al Fong’s FREE Gymnastics Workshop

April 17-18, 2015

Blue Springs, Missouri

Al Fong & Armine Barutyan

Cordially Invite All Xcel & Beginner Xcel & Beginner Coaches & their Gymnasts. …
(limit 2 gymnasts/coach)


I attended one of Al’s free clinics. It was excellent. :-) And the price is right.


Artistic & Rhythmic Seminar Brazil

Oct 2-3, 2015
São Paulo

The IV International Seminar on Competitive Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics is a scientific-academic event that includes conferences, debates and scientific works presentations.

The event is organized by the three public university of São Paulo State: USP, Unesp and Unicamp. Those institutions are responsible for the qualification of a great deal of researchers, professors and coaches who work in the area of gymnastics. …


Brazil Seminar

EDGE Symposium

Elite Development Gymnastics Education.

June 19-20, 2015 at Illinois Gymnastics Institute (IGI) in Chicago

I want to attend this new event. Check the curriculum.

Tammy Biggs & Todd Gardiner will teach you the systems, drills, spotting and concepts the best elite coaches know and utilize. EDGE is an intensive clinic that will greatly improve your knowledge base. Tammy and Todd have coached Olympic, World, and Junior Olympic gymnasts for the past three decades. They love sharing their knowledge and experience to help you, and your staff become better coaches.

EDGE website

Cost $450 for 1 coach with 1 gymnast. Discounts for more people. A great way for clubs to upgrade their Head Coaches.

Note that it’s geared for those who want to develop Elite FIG gymnasts, as well as J.O.

GymConUSA | July 12-14th | Vegas

This is a great coach education alternative to the many Congress events hosted by USAG.

This year’s conference will be held from July 12-14th at the beautiful Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino! Not only will our conference be in the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, but we also have an amazing keynote speaker: 3-time Olympian Mr. John Roethlisberger! For more information regarding GymConUSA 2015, as well as early-bird pricing, visit us at .

GymCon 2015

coaching course Saudi Arabia

Zambri Zainal Abidin, FIG Brevet Coach from Malaysia, has been a clinician at AGU camps in Damascus(2008), Bangkok (2009), India (2010) and for an IOC Solidarity Coaches Camp in Sanaa, Yemen (2010).


He was invited by the Saudi Arabia Federation to teach a 4 day course Feb 17-20, 2015. 12 Saudi Arabian Coaches attended, some physical education teachers.

Topic covered included:

1. Method of teaching.

2. Understanding the 6 dominant mechanical movement principles.

3. Basic biomechanics.

4. Preventing growth plate damage.

5. Planning and periodization.

6. Physical and technical preparation of skills in the FIG age group development Class 1 compulsories MAG.



They are doing good Gymnastics in the Kingdom, looking to integrate the activity more into Physical Education curriculum.

The only FIG member nations I know that do not offer gymnastics for girls and women are Saudi Arabia and Yemen. In future, we should train ladies as coaches for girls schools and Universities. The largest women’s University in the world is in Riyadh. That institution should offer sports training including Gymnastics.

FIG music seminar for Academy experts

… the FIG Academy Programme hosted a three-day music seminar for a selection of those experts who teach artistry, choreography and music at FIG Academies. This was an attempt to assure that experts from all disciplines that use music have a common understanding of music and will teach common lectures in Levels 1 and 2 of the Academy programme in the same way. …

In attendance were Jorge Méndez of Spain and Úrsula Martins of Portugal for Acrobatic Gymnastics; Tammy Johnson of South Africa, Olga Kyselovi?ová of Slovakia, Irma Santibáñez of Chile and Valerie Grandjean of France for Aerobic Gymnastics; Katja Kleinveldt of Germany and Marta Bobo of Spain for Rhythmic Gymnastics; Stacey Umeh of Australia, Lilia Ortiz Lòpez of Mexico and Mónica Calabró of Argentina for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and they were joined by Australian federation funded Lisa Bradley. …

Music seminar for Academy experts makes FIG history

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GymCon USA 2015

Support the independent Gymnastics Congress.

July 12-14, 2015

Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nevada

2 full days of educational sessions offered in 3 Traks * Keynote Speech delivered by Olympic great, John Roethlisberger * Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Learn Opportunities and Closing Ceremonies * Tradeshow Area * Conference Tote, T-shirt & other vendor give-aways!

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