Reykjavik, Iceland workshop

by site editor Rick McCharles

Notes and links from a one day coaches workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland, Sat. June 11th, 2011.

A surprisingly numerous group of coaches and judges were able to attend, even though it was a holiday Saturday during the short Icelandic summer.



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Internet for ADVANCED Coaches

Most important topic – acquiring coaching videos.

Click PLAY or watch a video of his short presentation on YouTube. It includes the excellent new Jason Burnett Demo Reel 2011.

BEST sources of coaching videos for Artistic Gymnastics coaches:

• American Gymnast Gymnastics on Demand videos (now FREE)
• the same American Gymnast videos on the JoeLangley YouTube channel FREE
JAO YouTube FREE
• Rick’s GymnasticsCoaching.com YouTube channel FREE
gymdrills.com videos $ some FREE
MostepanovaFan YouTube FREE
GymSmarts videos ($30/DVD)
Gymnastics Minute YouTube channel (FREE)
Geddert DVDs ($30/DVD)

Canadian videos:

• Oakville – Sabrina Gill’s YouTube channel
• Oakville – Physical Preparation
• Oakville – Release Moves on Bars

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BEST WEBSITES for COACHES:

Search GymnasticsCoaching.com first … and then these sites:

Gymternet – best of 2010

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Bars

Rick recommended we NOT emphasize ‘grip change’ nor ‘straight elbows’ too much with beginners. Instead let them get comfortable with swings around the bar by doing sole circles at a young age.

Click PLAY or watch the IDEAL on YouTube.

Sole Circles (Presentation MOVIE)
Blind Change (Presentation MOVIE)

We looked very briefly at Pak and Overshoot. Here’s an excellent set-up for the next step …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Lastly, here’s an overview of Bars basic swings.

Click PLAY or watch the REVIEW on YouTube. (Bwd Giant / Free Hip)

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Introduction – Rick McCharles (Presentation MOVIE)
Physical Preparation (Presentation MOVIE)
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Requested after the workshop was additional information on these topics:

• Twisting – Preventing Barani Confusion
~ determining direction of twist (George Hery)
introducing forward twisting (George Hery) …
• Trampoline for Gymnasts (PDF) … missing illustrations

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Thanks Gummi Brynjólfsson for organizing this event on very short notice.

Email Rick_McCharles@hotmail with questions / suggestions.