Entries Tagged 'recreation' ↓

best gymnastics club software?

Many Gymnastics clubs are looking for the best registrations software. High on the wish list is online registration for recreation members.

We’ve had 3 recommendations:

EZ Facility

• Ameliapricing

• iClass Propricing

Leave a comment if you have any comments pro or con on these software packages. Or others.

Sam Peszek – top 10 reasons to do gymnastics

2008 Olympian Samantha Peszek shares her top ten reason why kids should get involved in gymnastics.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

House of Air – trampoline gym

The Presidio of San Francisco is the fantastic urban park just across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Presidio.gov announced a great new attraction opening this summer:

… an indoor trampoline park, opens in an historic former airplane hangar.

House of Air provides aerial and physical training on trampolines, as well as trampoline dodgeball, fitness classes, and open jump time. Its grand opening, expected to be in August, …

The idea for House of Air was developed seven years ago by Dave Schaeffer and Paul McGeehan during one of many long drives back from snowboarding in Lake Tahoe. Its mission of “giving flight to the flightless,” embodied in its mascot, a penguin wearing a jetpack, is a fitting reuse for building 926, which once helped launch De Havilland DH-48 biplanes …

official website – House of Air SF

Thanks SportsGirlsPlay.com for the link.

Short Gymnasts Got, No Reason …

Real life in a real gymnastics club. This just might be my favourite yet of all of Michael’s movies.

from the Gymnast Crossing blog by The WordSmith from Nantucket

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

gymnastics apparatus → ALGYM

Check out this “suspension and support” apparatus.

• inexpensive
• used by all ages and ability levels
• many can use it simultaneously
• low in height to decrease injuries caused by falling

It’s been used and manufactured in Algeria since about 1974. Keith Russell and Hardy Fink feel it’s an ideal piece of equipment for developing nations.

details – The ALGYM by Mohamed YAMANI – President of UAG

Gymnastics Rec Retreat, Jasper, Alberta

The Alberta Gymnastics Federation and the Recreational Gymnastics Committee are hosting the 4th annual REC Retreat August 27-29, 2010.

It’s an excellent event for Head Coaches, Rec supervisors and other coaches in a leadership position in their gyms.

Presenters include Leah Sieben, Sabrina Schilling, Earle Connor, Trish Brige, Norm Lewis and Tammy Noonan.

details and costs – Bulletin #1 2010 (PDF)


Price: $18,000
Location: Atlanta, GA
Condition: Good

Are you looking for the perfect business? Make your own schedule and make kids HAPPY!! The TUMBLEBUS is a “gym on wheels”. The TUMBLEBUS stops at childcare centers, elementary schools and more.

This is a 1988 Ward school bus that’s been FULLY converted into a TUMBLEBUS / GYMBUS! This bus comes with the following:

converted with 2″ padding and carpet on floors and walls, all gym equipment (monkey bars, zip line, balance beam, trampoline, hop balls, Rings, slide, cheese mats, stairs, bars, etc!), 2 top of the line a.c units installed on roof, diesel generator, auto transmission, and air brakes.

The Ward bus has higher ceiling height than the average bus, makes cartwheels and teaching much easier!

email pkgriffin620 |AT| charter.ne

coach in Singapore

Full time coach needed. Recreation Program Director.

Contact the club, Raffles Gymnastics, directly for details.

Big Book of Gymnastics Games

Gymnasticsman (aka Matthew Miscisin) wrote the Big Book.

An older product, you might get it directly from Amazon.


Or via Gymnasticsman.com. Prices vary, but you might get it for $25.

You can also download games one-at-a-time for a dollar each.

I’ve not seen The Big Book, myself. Leave a comment if you have an opinion.

introducing sprint and hurdle

I love teaching sprint to very young kids. It’s one of my favourite “skills” to coach, especially age 3-4.

Parents are shocked at the rapid progress their children make.

Al Fong posted an excellent drill for very young kids:

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

… with the use of warm and fuzzy objects to fit their comfort level, in addition to creating an environment where the young kids can safely learn to overcome fears of running into something hard.

Mr. Wally does a great job of keeping his preschool boys active and busy by getting them to run and jump over mats. They have to figure out how fast to run and how far to jump—from one foam block to another. It’s safe, it’s fun, and it’s challenging. Sometimes they crash and burn, but it’s soft enough they don’t get hurt. Which means they’re more likely to try it again and again. To me, this is where vaulting starts for beginners.The depth and distance perception exercise trained in this fun manner is invaluable later as the gymnasts learn to gauge their run toward the vaulting table.

Ask Al Fong – Dragon Gymnastics – Vaulting starts with the run. Learning to run starts early.

Kids love that activity. They love elephant vaulting even better.

WePlay.com – Gymnastics

Sports Girls Play linked to WePlay.com. One of their many sports is Gymnastics.

Youth Gymnastics Hub – Your place for everything Gymnastics

Looks good though I’m not sure how well the content is networked. See for yourself.

About 4000 “members“. (many with cartoon avatars)

Over 300 “Gymnastics Groups“.

Something called “blogs“. (Though no page without an RSS feed can be a blog, in my opinion.)

Hundreds of photos and videos:

Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics

WePlay.com – Gymnastics

gymnastics club NIGHT OUT

Cincinnati Gymnastics offers a “Parents Night Out” for Valentine’s Day. Drop off your kids at the gym for $25ea.

Good idea.

gymnastics bus for sale

Alabama coaches have three buses. One is for sale.

You can pick the bus you want from the three, price range from $21,000 to $31,000 . All buses are diesel and have less than 150,000 miles.

Check out biggymbus.com

more photos

Contact – biggymbus AT gmail.com