Raj Bhavsar now U.S. MAG JO Assistant

… Raj Bhavsar has been named the Men’s Junior Olympic Program Assistant, effective this month. Bhavsar will report to Jason Woodnick, Vice President of USA Gymnastics Men’s Program and will work closely with Dusty Ritter, the Men’s Junior Olympic Program Coordinator. …

… responsibilities include assisting with the tracking of USA Junior National Team and top junior athletes around the world. He will also help the Junior Olympic Program Coordinator with the creation of clinics and presentations for Junior National Team development. Additionally, Raj will assist with the coordination and management of the Junior National Team coaching staff as well as contribute to the production of the Junior Olympic program manual.

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No Limits Gymnastics Camp – Calgary, Canada

June 30 – July 2nd.

Hosted by Jeremy Mosier at Pegasus Gymnastics.

JO Levels 3 – 10
Ages 7 and up

Details (PDF)

Coaches include DANIELA SILIVAS, TONY RETROSI, WENDY BRUCE MARTIN, GARY ISAACS, ROB MURRAY, JUDY HOWARD-HOMES, STEPHEN DAVID, KAREN HAVERSTOCK, TASHA LEIBEL.

You can opt in for a private hour in addition to camp, if you wish.

new U.S. National Team Training Gym Indy

No more Ranch.

It’s Indianapolis now.

Riley McCusker is back.

“I think it means a lot for all of us,” Biles said Monday before she and 15 other hopefuls for the U.S. Olympic team opened a four-day training camp at The Gymnastics Company, a 42,000-square-foot gym that USA Gymnastics has rented for its periodic national training camps for the next two years, with an option for a third.

“… I think it’ll be a good start to the Olympic year. It’s kind of a ­steppingstone to the road to ­Tokyo.” …

Simone Biles calls USA Gymnastics interim training base ‘a good start’ on road to Tokyo Olympics

related – BLOG: American gymnasts have first day of training in Indy (VIDEO)

13 FIG Coach Education courses December 2019

The past year has been incredibly busy for the FIG coach education programmes which oversaw and organised some 85 courses in 35 countries that were attended by nearly two thousand coaches from 85 countries and taught by 82 experts.

In addition, Parkour that became part of the FIG one year ago, was fast-tracked so that the Level 1 Academy Programme and the Age Group Development and Competition Programme were completed in three languages and introduced to fifteen countries in three courses. …

On December 13, for the first time ever, ten academies that were held on four continents, overlapped. More importantly, these included all seven competition disciplines – ACRO, AER, MAG, PK, RG, TRA, WAG – as well as Gymnastics for All. On that day 179 coaches from 27 countries and all continents were being taught by 31 FIG experts from 14 countries. It was a remarkable moment and one not likely ever to be repeated. …

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Hardy Fink, FIG Director of Education and Academy Programmes, leaves the position end of February. His successor has not yet been named.

Lilleshall GBR refurbished Gym

In a quiet, remote location, Lilleshall has been the home of the British Gymnastics Association since the 1970s.

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Asia D’Amato training Cheng

This looks great.

Italy’s team podium finish at Worlds was no fluke. They are a serious contender for Tokyo 2020.

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Team Italy training in China.