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Long-Term Athlete Development

A presentation by planning guru Dr. Istvan Balyi is posted online.

Salt Lake City, September 25, 2009. His LTAD is an overview of the career of all athletes. From cradle to grave.

Istvan notes that for all sports in Stage 1, gymnastics is recommended.

Kids need to Run, Swim and Gym before they start to specialize.

Long-Term Athlete Development
LTAD 101
(PDF)

have lunch with Tammy Biggs

Here’s a variation on the online coaches Congress rebranded as The Academy of Coaching Excellence.

You can get personal instruction once a month, for 6 months from any one of 3 different experts:

1. The Road to a College Scholarship: A six month program for parents with Cheryl Jarrett

2. The Coach’s Toolbox: Preschool and Recreation with Beth Gardner

3. Tammy’s Lunch Club: Get new techniques and drills with Tammy Biggs

Cost of each 6 month course is $295 … 30 person limit per course.

… actually, the Preschool / Rec course is 10 months, for the same cost.

Check out www.academyofcoachingexcellence.com for more information and registration!

50yr-old Jaeger

What’s your excuse?

gymmako learned giants at age-43. She trains 3-4 times / week.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via nicci1999 on Chalk Bucket)

… why gymnastics in schools?

An oldie, but a goodie.

Keith Russell, current President of the FIG Scientific Commission, wrote this decades ago. Advocating to keep some kind of gymnastics in school Physical Education. A losing battle, I fear.

Hazel Anderson and Lucile Wilcox, as Gymnasts

… The most useful aspect of the “Activity of Gymnastics” is the principle that you teach a student to control their own body in a variety of situations; while doing various locomotor activities: swinging, springing off hands and feet, balancing, landing etc and while on the ground, off the ground, right side up, upside down etc. …

It seems quite reasonable to assume that if students can first control and manoeuvre their own bodies with a fairly high degree of skill then they can subsequently better control and manoeuvre themselves PLUS an implement (bat, stick, racket) or themselves plus a projectile (ball, discus etc). Likewise, they could then better control themselves in various mediums (water, snow, etc), or better handle themselves PLUS an opponent. …

GYMNASTICS – WHY IS IT IN SCHOOL CURRICULA (PDF)

Keith also developed the Up Down All Around lesson plans, the best school gymnastics resource anywhere.

Gymnastics Canada parents video

I’ve linked to this promotional video before. Now Gymnastics Canada has posted it on YouTube.

A fair bit of the footage comes from Oakville Gymnastics in Ontario.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsrecITrzMk

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)

TUMBLEBUS (Gymbus) ON SALE


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.