Guy Lavoie and myself were volunteer clinicians in Barbados and Trinidad.
Two days after completing an FIG Follow-up and Monitoring Camp for the Age Group Development and Competition Programme in Barbados, the two assigned FIG experts started a similar camp for Trinidad and Tobago on April 13 – 15, 2014. ..
The FIG Age Group programme includes a testing and monitoring programme for Men’s (MAG) and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) physical abilities and technical skills as well as a complete competition programme with modified optional rules for age-group gymnasts and compulsory exercises for all ages. It also includes a variety of additional information related to developing a systematic gymnastics programme that can lead to high performance. …
Both camps were excellent. Caribbean nations have potential to quickly develop in gymnastics sports. As Panama has done.
Shout out to Trinidad for a best ever international performance shortly after we left:
Trinidad and Tobago gymnasts Marisa Dick and William Albert both earned podium finishes at the 2014 Commonwealth Gymnastics Invitational, which took place at the weekend in Perth, Scotland.
Albert, a 23-year-old based at the University of Iowa, won gold in the rings (13.900) while Dick picked up three medals – gold on the uneven bars (13.200), silver on the balance beam (13.300), bronze in the vault (14.050) and bronze in the all around competition (72.950).
The Invitational also served as a test event for the 2014 Commonwealth Games …
Click PLAY or watch Marisa’s Bars on YouTube.
Though both grew up in Canada, both will be back for Trinidad and Tobago National Championships June 6-8th, hoping to qualify for Commonwealth Games.
(via Arabian Punch Front)