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.
If your computer will not play these videos (.mov), you need to download some FREE software:
Internet for ADVANCED Coaches
Most important topic – acquiring coaching videos.
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)
BEST WEBSITES for COACHES:
Search GymnasticsCoaching.com first … and then these sites:
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.
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)
Requested after the workshop was additional information on these topics:
Thanks Gummi Brynjólfsson for organizing this event on very short notice.
Email Rick_McCharles@hotmail with questions / suggestions.