A veteran coach in the world of Gymnastics, Tumbling and Cheerleading, CoachWayne has taught private lessons, camps and clinics in both the United States and Europe. Among his accolades, Coach Wayne has produced eight instructional videos; the top-selling 7-video set “Better Back Handsprings” and “Basic Handstand Position.” His “Tumbling Tips” articles are read by hundreds of thousands of students and teachers worldwide …
He and his wife, double Olympian from Slovakia, Zuzana Sekerova, have a mobile gymnastics business.
This looks potentially even more interesting than Gymnastrada.
In 2009 the first ever Gym for Life Challenge will take place during July 15-19 in Dornbirn, Austria. There is now a time constraint of five minutes for each routine. Groups are separated by age: 16 or younger, 17 or older, and mixed age groups; then sub-separated by amount of gymnasts: 20 or less, and 21 or more. The criteria for evaluation will be overall impression; entertainment value; innovation, originality, and variety; and technique (quality and skill safety). …
… The city of Lausanne, nestled in Switzerlandâ€™s southwest corner, is preparing the 14th World Gymnaestrada, set for July 10 – 16, 2011. The event just might break a record for participation with the arrival of more than 20,000 expected gymnasts …
I just taught my first “Gymnastics Foundations Introductory Course”. It’s the introduction for coaches age-1516 and older who want to teach “gymnastics sports”.
I was to “mentor” to a new (younger) course conductor. No new course conductor was available, so two of us veterans taught the course ourselves. (With the change this year to the Foundations model, it’s a good time to move out the OLD course conductors like myself â€” and start a new generation of course presenters. “Learning Facilitators” in the new parlance.)
For one thing, the new structure is confusing to OLD TIMERS. Does this flow chart make sense to you:
One problem in Alberta, where I live, is that some of the subsequent courses are not yet available. My coaches may get stuck in limbo, waiting for those to be offered.
I’ve been teaching the OLD Canadian Introductory Gymnastics Coaching course for 30yrs. And love it.
On the other hand, I have to concede that the new manual is a big improvement.
I guess it’s to be expected that any transition has some bumps.