One of the best clinicians I know is Svetlana Degteva, many years coaching at Gymnastics Mississauga in Toronto, Canada.
Though a petite female, she decided to coach Bars herself, spotting everything. (Tkachev is a bit intimidating.)
She recently presented a half-day clinic on advanced bar transfers including Pak, Shaposhnikova, and others.
Instead of showing the best performers at Worlds on video, she brought a video of her own girls â€” different heights, different levels of ability, typical problems â€” and this was much appreciated by the attending coaches. She is very honest and unpretentious.
Click PLAY or watch a short sample (of her much longer video) on YouTube.
A few notes from the clinic:
Svetlana “has a Bachelors degree of Physical Education and Sport from Lvov University in Ukraine.
Ms. Degteva is a former Russian National Team Coach and an International Judge.
She has coached at every level in Canada and produced many Provincial and National level Champions and medalists, as well as a number of World and Olympic Team members.”
If you are looking for an elite clinician who can relate to the problems of the regular coach, contact Svetlana directly via her club.
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video – spotting the â€œPakâ€
video – spotting Pak – part 2