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September 19th, 2014 — ethics, Gymnastics, recreation
September 20th, 2014
• To increase awareness and excitement for the sport of gymnastics
• To teach the importance of charitable outreach through sport and play
• To introduce gymnastics to youth who may not otherwise have the means to participate
more information (PDF)
(via Rec Gymnastics)
September 18th, 2014 — club governance, Gymnastics, product endorsements, recreation
… The 11,000+ square foot facility in Calgary is very well done. Bright and appealing. Lots of parking. …
Opened 10 months ago, Kyle has about 950 members a week. Business is great.
If you want to see a new club well launched, check out Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics. …
That’s the club mascot, not Kyle.
read more on Rec Gymnastics
August 24th, 2014 — coach education, Gymnastics, recreation
While most everyone in the gymnastics world is watching the U.S. Championships, I’m in gorgeous Whistler BC, venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Here’s Dean Bercovitch teaching off-axis twisting for Action Sports.
Penny Erickson and I were gymnasts together in Calgary, back in the day. She’s leading a session on advanced recreational gymnastics.
Peggy Willcox sent 3 of her coaches from Quesnel Technics, staying home to run the gym. But she got a glimpse of the action via Skype.
The U.S. Congress sessions are mostly in lecture halls. Limited. I’ve got the entire GYM all day Sunday for Beginner Competitive Boys.
On the other hand, I’m sharing the gym with Nicole Langevin from Precision. Something tells me her choreography sessions will be dominating.
2014 GBC Technical Congress
July 21st, 2014 — physical preparation, recreation
While videotaping Gymnastics Games for Tumbl Trak last week we tried something new.
Monitoring heart rates of children while they played.
The kids are wearing a simple, light weight monitoring device.
This is all part of a bigger project collecting data for how we can get normal kids to do more aerobic training in schools.
Thanks to Twisters Gymnastics for hosting.
May 16th, 2014 — coach education, Gymnastics, recreation
I have 3 presentations scheduled:
#1: Safest, Funest, Fastest, Easiest, least “spottingest” Training
There are MANY ways to teach important gymnastics basics: handstand, kip, cast handstands, handspring vault, round-off, giants, etc. International clinician Rick McCharles will show video of “best practice” for each of those critical skills … and many more!
#2 Games!- Hands On Session
Kids from age-6 to age-96 love GAMES! Tumbl Trak will be launching a new resource in the Summer 2014 — KidFit games & activities ideal for developing motor and physical fitness. This is a “hand-on session so arrive dressed for FUN!
Click PLAY or watch a Landings Activity on YouTube.
Click PLAY or watch a GAME called Starfish on YouTube.
#3: Have More Fun in the Gym
Fun, Fitness, Fundamentals. First priority is Fun. Rick McCharles presents an overview of dozens of activities that can make your gym a happier, more productive training center. A place people WANT to be. This session is geared for all coaches, from preschool all the way up to elite.
I’m scheduled at the same time as Tammy Biggs for one of my sessions. I might be a little lonely during that one.
gymconusa.com | speakers | schedule
Register here. It’s great value for what you get compared with the (generic) USAG Congress events.
April 29th, 2014 — coach education, Gymnastics, recreation
New Twisters Gymnastics Location, Port Hadlock, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. $40
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Join us for our summer series of Coaches Clinics geared toward Recreational to Pre Team level coaches looking to create a foundation of good habits in themselves and their athletes.
Clinicians will include: Doug Davis, Randy Parrish, Steve Roney and Kelle Riley!
(via Rec Gymnastics)
April 25th, 2014 — Gymnastics, physical preparation, recreation, safety
Professor Marta Erlandson:
Research shows elite gymnasts – girls training at least 15 hours a week through childhood and adolescence – have much higher bone strength than other athletes or children who don’t participate in anything, she said. They also tend to maintain a higher bone density after they retire.
However, elite gymnastics isn’t something every child can do, and there’s some suggestion that it’s tied to high injury rates, Erlandson said.
She decided to look at recreational gymnastics, to see if just an hour a week of the activity would have any benefit.
Erlandson followed 160 young gymnasts over four years during her master’s and Ph.D studies. They had higher bone mineral content and higher bone strength than those who did other activities such as swimming, hockey and soccer. …
Kids’ gymnastics leads to better bones
Marta is volunteering at Western Canadian Championships, head of Medical.
LIVE Westerns scoring
April 7th, 2014 — coach education, ethics, Gymnastics, history, recreation, Rhythmic
I attended the 12th African Championships to gain better perspective on the potential of FIG gymnastics disciplines in Africa.
I’ve led coaching clinics in Senegal, Nigeria, Mozambique and South Africa and need a better answer to this question:
Bread, not circuses?
Should international sport truly be a priority for African nations?
Shouldn’t resources be spent on health and education?
South Africa and Egypt have proved they can compete with the rest of the world. The Algerian men are world class, too. What about the other African nations?
I’m not willing to deny any African the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness.
If sport is your passion, I’m willing to volunteer to help.
My hope is that sport and arts can bring the nations, religions and tribes of Africa together. Indeed, I cannot report a single incident of racism at this competition. Athletes were judged only on their gymnastics, so far as I can see.
Gymnastics in Africa!
In 1986 a football team that lived on a small island in Thailand called “Koh Panyee“. It’s a floating village in the sea that has not an inch of soil. The kids here loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn’t let that stop them. …
Click PLAY or watch a reenactment on YouTube.
That was put together by Thai Military Bank.
Inspired by the 1986 FIFA World Cup, children built the pitch from old scraps of wood and fishing rafts. After making it to the Semi-final on an inland tournament, all the village were inspired to take up the sport. They Built a brand new pitch, although the wooden one still remains and is popular among tourists. As of 2011, Panyee FC is one of the most successful youth soccer clubs in Southern Thailand, and the boys who built the pitch back in 1986 are now grown men.
(via Jamie Ellacott)
• Angolan Youth and Sports minister, Gonçalves Muandumba, met the Rhythmic Team on return from the airport. Wants to prioritize basic training in gymnastics.
• 12th African Gymnastics Championships a great success!
• South African gymnasts “Hold Their Breath” awaiting decisions of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee. Are their scores good enough for approval to Commonwealth Games and/or Youth Olympic Games.
April 3rd, 2014 — recreation, safety
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 is World Autism Day. One of only four official health-specific United Nations Days, this annual day focuses on bringing the world’s attention to autism.
One in 88 children are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). And the number of children with autism continues to grow. Between 2007 and 2012 there was a 78 percent increase in reported diagnoses. …
Traditional therapy options include behaviour and communication therapies, educational therapies, family therapies and medications.
Another option is gymnastics. Yes, gymnastics! …
Gymnastics BC PLAY
(via Rec Gymnastics)
February 17th, 2014 — Gymnastics, recreation
I was pleased to be invited to assist with one of coach Daniel’s recreational gymnastics classes at MES Johannesburg in the notorious Hillbrow district of Johannesburg
The kids love gymnastics. Equipment is pretty good. But there are long line-ups.
The organization hopes to hire one more coach soon.
Check the playground.
more of my MES photos
February 5th, 2014 — books & manuals, parents, recreation
Danielle Soucy Mills is getting close to the $8000 she needs to publish and distribute a new children’s gymnastics book.
But she needs people to preorder over the next few days.
Click PLAY or watch the promo on kickstarter.
Details on kickstarter.
January 14th, 2014 — Gymnastics, recreation
The Chinese Minister of Sport visited the new international school / gymnastics club. Kind of a big deal in China.
It’s a model for the future of private gymnastics clubs in that nation.
The coaching staff is Canadian trained. Instruction is in English.
Check the video on this page.
December 10th, 2013 — Gymnastics, planning, recreation, safety, vault
Arabian Punch Front linked to this set-up video.
It’s a good reminder, though.
We must plan traffic flow in our facilities. Get the competitive kids out of the way during the busiest Rec class times.