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March 4th, 2014 — bars, coach education, Gymnastics, horizontal bar, spotting
Spotting techniques for the Jaeger. Watch a preview of the fourth video of our training on this uneven bars release move. (www.gymneo.tv)
Stage 1 : The spotting technique for the Jaeger salto stretched, completely taken apart.
Stage 2 : The full spotting at normal speed.
Stage 3 : Spotting the Jaeger in hard landing, in a competition situation.
Stage 4 : What do you do when the gymnast doesn’t catch the bar?
Stage 5 : The typical spotting for hard landings.
This excerpt marks the official inauguration of the start of the translation of our trainings and our site into English . . .
March 3rd, 2014 — camps, coach education
… a high energy and exciting experience for athletes from levels 3-10, introducing new skills and philosophies of training. We hope these camps will have a profound impact, not only in the short term but throughout their gymnastics careers.
July 18-19-20, 2014 Blackhills Gymnastics, Washington State $400
JOE RAPP – Head Coach, Hawaiian Island Twisters
MIKE HUNGER – Head Coach, Twin City Twisters
JAMIE DANTZSCHER – 2000 Olympian
HAJILE MITCHELL – Assistant coach MSU
NEIL & PATTY RESNICK – Boise State University Coaches
RAJ BHAVSAR – 2008 Olympian
6 hours a day of gymnastics!
Coaches’ Clinics Fri-Sat-Sun
Open to boys & girls
Contact David Pisano for more details (360) 239-6628
LIKE Dan Alch’s Camp of Champions Facebook page
March 2nd, 2014 — camps, coach education, Gymnastics
The official FIG write-up on my recent RSA Camp:
… hosted in the newly upgraded National Training Centre in Pretoria on February 21-23, 2014.
The world-wide introduction of the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics has now entered its final stage. That stage is a series of about 30 Follow-up and Monitoring Camps for those countries that have committed to implementing the programme. These will be finished within the coming 15-months and then the focus will turn to a similar programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics. …
Thirteen South African coaches, among them one with USA citizenship and three with personal gymnasts attended the camp. …
read more – FIG Age Group Programme Follow-up and Monitoring Camp, Pretoria (RSA), February 21-23, 2014
February 28th, 2014 — Circus, coach education
The 2nd annual GymConUSA, an independent conference designed for Coaches, Club Owners and Industry Professionals, goes June 16-18, 2014 at the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas.
Cirque du Soleil will offer GymConUSA 2014 attendees a special once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a stage visit to The Beatles LOVE on the opening day of the conference. Later that evening, attendees will have the opportunity to be part of the audience for the live performance at 9:30 p.m.
A member of the casting and coaching teams from Cirque du Soleil will also be among the featured presenters at the conference on Tuesday, June 17th. The session will include a look at preparing for a career with Cirque du Soleil and an inside perspective from an Artistic coach.
Other speakers confirmed so far include Shannon Miller, Gina Pongetti, Jeff Lulla, Rick McCharles, Tammy Biggs and Frank Salhein.
Click PLAY or watch the Beatles LOVE trailer on YouTube.
Register soon to get the best possible prices on conference, resort and Cirque tickets. GymCon is a bargain when compared with what you get at USAG Congress events.
February 17th, 2014 — coach education, Gymnastics
The African Championships posted a video detailing why I’m in the RSA for 6 weeks.
It has nothing to do with the sunny weather.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
related – Visions Gymnastics
January 26th, 2014 — camps, coach education
You don’t see many American coaches leading international clinics for FIG.
Happily, USA Gymnastics is reaching out to help develop the sport worldwide.
“This first year has been about learning how we can help other countries,” said Penny. “Our goal is to have meaningful impact and move their programs forward toward the elite level.”
A few of the pilot clinics:
Mihai Brestyan of Burlington, Mass., who coached two-time Olympic gold-medalist Alexandra Raisman and 10-time World medalist Alicia Sacramone, conducted clinics and met with athletes, coaches and officials in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa.
Marvin Sharp of Indianapolis, Ind., who coached 2009 World all-around champion Bridget Sloan, worked with athletes, coaches and officials in both St. David’s, Bermuda, and Panama City, Panama, on training, conditioning and technique at several different clubs.
David Juszczyk of Broomfield, Colo., who has worked with many athletes including two U.S. Olympians, visited Copenhagen, Denmark, and several other Danish cities. …
The Global Ambassador Program is a partnership between the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), AAI, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and USA Gymnastics. The goal is to provide U.S. athletes and coaches as consultants on a request basis to stimulate the growth of the sport and athlete development at many levels. …
USA Gymnastics extends international outreach through Global Ambassador Program
January 24th, 2014 — camps, coach education
The Chile Gymnastics Federation hosted the first 2014 educational session and training camp for the introduction and understanding of the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme.
Over the past two and one-half years, this programme has been introduced to lesser gymnastically developed regions …
Federations in attendance were Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. In addition, Mexico sent a coach to participate.
In total, sixty-two coaches attended this Age Group introduction, by far the largest attendance of any previous FIG Age Group Programme event. This brings to 767 the number of different coaches from 76 federations who have attended one of the 33 Age Group coach education events. …
read more on FIG
FIG experts were Hardy Fink and Lilia Ortiz Lòpez of Mexico.
The FIG education programmes will continue with its efforts to assure that the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme is correctly understood and implemented. These efforts will be in the form of 2½ day Follow-up and Monitoring Camps … The first such efforts will begin in February in Namibia, Bermuda, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. …
I’m attending South Africa & Mozambique.
December 25th, 2013 — coach education, Gymnastics
December 22nd, 2013 — coach education, Trampoline
A top trampolinist out of the Toronto area, Greg is available for clinics.
He can customize the workshop for whatever you need: Tramp, Gymnastics, Action Sports, etc. Strength & spacial awareness.
Check Greg’s website. Message him on Facebook.
He’s very active online.
December 21st, 2013 — coach education, Gymnastics
We just finished a busy coach education week — Dec 16-21st:
Level 2 … videotaping & draft of new program
Hosts were University of Calgary, Gymtastics and Calgary Gymnastics Centre.
Level 4 is dedicated to producing gymnasts to compete internationally. The curmudgeon-who-stole-Christmas, Keith Russell, organized the week’s schedule.
• video performance analysis
• sleep, recovery and human performance
• coaching through puberty
• training & competition readiness
Clinicians Guy Lavoie, Pro Stergiou, Charles Samuels, Tony Smith, Penny Werthner & Dave Paskevich.
Kelly Manjak came in as expert for two days of Tumbling & Vault.
Alain Duchesne, Jamie Atkin & Brett MacAulay led sessions in Trampoline sports.
Brett demonstrated CGC’s new video analysis system.
Level 3 is dedicated to producing gymnasts to compete nationally. Karen Haverstock, Jeremy Mosier, Tony Smith and myself were some of the clinicians.
Tony is the new National Team Director. For the Men’s apparatus we looked at what needs to change in Canada to correct the persisting problems with the Senior Team. Tony has introduced an entirely new competitive structure for the coming season. Some groups will compete a Rings strength routine, a P Bars strength routine and a Floor strength/flexibility routine.
presenting their L3 Practical coaching video
The new Level 2 (“competitive introduction”) will focus on preparation for quality training.
Gymnastics Canada is finally sending the old coaching manuals to the archives. The new L2 will be entirely digital. The course on video, distributed on USB sticks.
If materials from any of those courses are made available online, I’ll link from here.
Merry Christmas to everyone involved. Drive safely.
The weather in Calgary was cold & snowy all week!
December 12th, 2013 — Blogs & Social Media, coach education, Gymnastics, vault
Iceland coach Guðmundur (Gummi) Brynjólfsson has an excellent English language blog at …
He just posted a shout out on how the FIG Academy 3 program helped him as a coach. Helped Iceland develop as an international Team.
Seemingly the busiest coach at Worlds 2013, he lists these highlights:
5. British girls on bars.
4. Vanessa Ferrari back on the podium.
2. American women on vault.
… The block these girls get from the table seems impossible. In the warm up gym it was fun to see the other coaches trying to get pointers and ideas listening in on Akopian coaching Maroney. …
1. Men’s all around.
Five Favorite Antwerp moments
Check that site: GUMnastics.blogspot.com
December 12th, 2013 — camps, coach education, Gymnastics, judging, Olympics, Rhythmic, Trampoline
British sports writer Mike Rowbottom put together an impressive overview of FIG Artistic Gymnastics.
A few snippets:
… There has been feeling in the sport that the massively technical requirements asked too much of gymnasts, male gymnasts in particular, with the demands of floor exercises – where athletes have been obliged to pack moves of extreme difficulty into a short time period – being particularly stringent, and potentially dangerous.
In January this year, the FIG duly reformed its code for the next Olympic cycle to Rio, with the emphasis swinging back to the artistic, rather than the gymnastic, element of artistic gymnastics. …
Does anyone find gymnastics more artistic in 2013 than 2012?
“I will not settle for the status quo, but rather commit myself to the enormous tasks that face FIG in the 2013-2016 Cycle: synchronisation and simplification of the Codes of Points, transparency in judging and its corollary sport justice, the revamping of World Championship presentation, in progress, with the excellent partnership of Cirque du Soleil. … “
The easiest improvement to make there is transparency in judging.
FIG should publish individual judges scores.
… In the course of the last four Olympics, the number of countries with medals in artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics has risen. At the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Games, a total of 15 countries earned medals. At the Beijing 2008 Games that figure rose to 17, and at the London 2012 Games it was 18, with Olympic titles being spread around 10 nations. …
A great trend.
One of the most influential elements in this spread has been the FIG’s Coaches Academy Programme, a worldwide education for coaches in all disciplines based on extensive scientific research into how best to develop young talent in each of them.
In statistics updated on November 20 by Harvey Fink, director of the FIG Academies, a total of 158 Academies were hosted throughout 2013, involving 4,245 attending gymnasts.
Of these, 38 were in Africa, 50 in the Americas and 23 in Asia.
read more – Inside the Games …
Philippines L1 MAG-WAG participants 2013
December 11th, 2013 — coach education
The National Coaching Certification Program in Canada has been a success since its launch in 1974. But recent revisions are making it more complicated & more expensive.
Many nations require ongoing learning to maintain coach certification — Australia, for example — and Canada plans to do the same.
It’s not going to be popular with long time certified coaches.
When do the requirements for Maintenance of Certification start?
The requirement to maintain “Certified” status through the accumulation of Professional Development points and proof of active coaching, will officially start for all sports on January 1, 2014.
Why do I need to Maintain my Certification?
Maintenance of certification, through proof of ongoing learning (Professional Development) and active coaching is viewed as essential to athlete performance and the integrity of the NCCP. The Levels-NCCP was sometimes criticized because a coach could continue to be “Certified” even if they had not coached for several years or did not keep their coaching knowledge up to date.
details – Maintenance of Certification
I have a University degree. I’ve never been required to maintain that status.
If I were running the NCCP, I’d grandfather a percentage of currently certified coaches.
Or, perhaps better, grant maintenance to those coaches who coach gymnasts of a certain level in competition.
I’m not convinced the NCCP can run this program efficiently, fairly and at a reasonable cost. The downsides outweigh the upside, as far as I can see.