Entries Tagged 'salary & remuneration' ↓

Christine Van Loo aerial acrobatics

Christine Van Loo is a former Acrobatic gymnast, many time U.S. Champion, current professional aerialist. Right now she’s on tour with Cirque de la Symphonie.

Click PLAY or watch an impressive montage of her work on YouTube.

A coach, as well, she put together some instructional videosSecrets of the Circus Acts Revealed 5 DVDs $79.95 inc. sales tax.


The videos are geared toward both adults and children. They teach the FUN-da-mentals of everything from hand balancing to partnering acrobatics to aerial acts and more.


show me the MONEY

I’m thinking Vanessa, World Champion 2006, is pleased she never retired.

Kohei Vanessa

coach WAG in Iceland

Grótta Gymnastics is looking for a full time professional WAG coach for girls 10-20 years old. Two of the girls are on Sr National Team, one on the Jr Team (Icelandic junior champion).

They are looking for a coach that can start working soon, temporary — or for a longer period of time.

For details email Sesselja Järvelä, Head coach:

fimleikar (a) grottasport.is

Heidi Moneymaker Stunt Reel

Updated for 2014.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Lais Souza not insured …


The former gymnast paralyzed while training for the winter Olympics is not covered by her sports Federations.

Linked by Ivan Fernandes for WOGymnastika.

Google Translate from the original Portuguese story:

Lais Souza is quadriplegic, someone has to pay for it, and it’s not you.

… Our skier Lais Souza is quadriplegic. … The insurance paid for the operation and treatment. But it will not pay anything more. Because life insurance or disability contracted by the Brazilian Olympic Committee, and the Brazilian Sports Confederation … covers only accidents that happen during the competition, and not during training. …

What will help Lais is money, big money. Now the Brazilian Olympic Committee started a campaign asking financial assistance

… Any idea how much it costs to be a quadriplegic? I’ll kick down a $15 thousand per month, U.S. $180,000 per year. Lais is 25 years old. …

The Olympic Committee is transferring the responsibility … Brazil invests billions in Cup stadiums, and billions more for the Olympics in Rio in 2016, and leaves a young quadriplegic …

… if you can do something for Lais, do:

Agency: 0548-7
Current Account: 0110490-0
Lais Souza da Silva

Lais Souza


• her first interview (Portuguese)

• LIKE the Força Lais: In Support of Lais Souza Facebook page

Thanks Amanda.

rumour – Shawn Johnson & the Donald

shawnThe rumors have been swirling about the possible cast for the seventh season of Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” which will be Season 14 of the franchise overall.

The official cast announcement is set for Thursday, March 20, with the season shooting this spring and airing sometime later this year on NBC. …


If true, I’m not convinced this is a good career move for Shawn. For one thing, Trump is in the IDIOT Hall of Fame.

Recall that Nadia did not fare too well in that show. She was fired.

Mary Lou Retton – Dairy Queen

Jim Holt wanted to see this classic TV commercial. :-)

Dairy Queen Commercial – Pinatas Filled with Mary Lou Retton from John Behlmann on Vimeo.

Mary Lou is one of the few gymnasts who made millions after they retired.

coach in Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Saltos Gymnastics Club recently moved to a beautiful new facility. They have about 450 kids including 40 competitive gymnasts and a competitive Cheer team.

Corner Brook is a very remote, very cool place. Economy is strong.

Contact Denise May, Club President, at sd.may (a) nl.rogers.com (709 639 7080) for more information on the job. It’s full-time, but not the Head Coaching position.

Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular

Oh no.

When there’s a single flyaway off H Bar and an Olympic Champion showing a front walkover in the promo clip, my guess is that this show will not be very Spectacular.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

the Spectacular looms

So far it’s looking … ☺

Pretty goofy.

McKayla Maroney – Clarity

A birthday montage from Chris Saccullo.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

McKayla turns 18 today.

She recently starred in the TV show Bones Episode: “The Spark in the Park”.

Click PLAY or watch a teaser on YouTube.

Happy Birthday too to MyKayla Skinner. She turns 17 today. :-)

National Coach Bermuda

Steve Butcher posted details on the job opening.

$60,000 – $65,000 (US equivalent) /yr + benefits and signing bonus of $2,000.

Send resume to directxs@logic.bm



GM needed in Ottawa

Tumblers Gymnastics in Ottawa, Canada is looking for a General Manager to oversee the administration and operations of the Centre.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

A university/college degree in sport management/physical education or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;

3-5 years of experience in a mid to high level management position in a sporting organization;

Excellent organizational, management, communication and interpersonal skills;

Excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to communicate in French and English is a strong asset;

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, with volunteers, and customers;

Experience within the Artistic Gymnastics disciplines is an asset.

details – General Manager 2013 (PDF)

The current GM, my long time friend Karl Balisch, is rejoining Gymnastics Canada as Program Director – Artistic Gymnastics.