Elite Development Gymnastics Education (EDGE)

June 23-25, 2017
Illinois Gymnastics Institute

Developing Elite Gymnasts is the most difficult endeavor in women’s gymnastics because it is so complex. With the significant rule differences between the Elite and the JO system, there are specific techniques, tactics and strategies that gymnasts and coaches need to learn to be successful in the elite program!

Tammy Biggs & Todd Gardiner will teach your gymnast and coaches the systems, drills, spotting and concepts the best elite coaches know and utilize. EDGE is an intensive, 3 day clinic …

Edge Symposium

It is intense training. Only register gymnasts who have the capacity for advanced skills.

Thanks Don.

Chinese teams training in Canada

MAG and WAG teams from China competed at the University of Calgary International Cup competition. And trained for a week at the new Pine Valley Gym Centre residence Camp north of Edmonton, Alberta.

The elite FIG women from China competed Level 10 rules in Calgary. Their level of difficulty was a bit of a shock to the Canadian level 10 girls and their parents. 🙂

Gymnastics Camps in Alberta, Canada

Canada has far fewer summer Camps than the USA. Our biggest is GymRep in Montreal. With heightened border security in the USA 2017, consider friendly Canada as an alternative.

My home Province now has 3 very good residential options.

1. CALGARY – Mountain Shadows 20th Annual Residential Artistic Gymnastic Camps (Brochure)

July 17th – 22nd WAG
 July 24th – 28th WAG

2. CANMORE Illusions 2nd Annual Residential Adventure Camp (Brochure)

Aug 13-19 WAG
Aug 20 ( coaches heli-hiking)

3. EDMONTON – First annual Pine Valley Residential Summer Gymnastics Camp (Brochure)

July 2-8 MAG & WAG
July 9-15 MAG & WAG
July 15-22 MAG & WAG
July 23-29 MAG & WAG

I’ve coached at the first two Camps and can personally recommend both. And I’m planning to travel to Pine Valley to get involved with the launch. The Kriangkum family has been putting this together for years. When comparing costs consider accommodation, food and activities. All three Camps are excellent value.

Pine Valley facility

Watanabe, Alexandrov at CDN Training Camp

The President of FIG made a surprise visit. Alexandrov was there as a guest coach.



via Fans of Canadian Gymnastics

USA WAG international assignments

AT&T American Cup, Newark, N.J., March 4

Riley McCusker, Brielle, N.J./MG Elite
Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics

World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany, March 18
Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics

Gymnix International, Montreal, Que. Canada, March 10-12
Sunisa Lee, Saint Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center
Emma Malabuyo, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams
Gabby Perea, Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite
Maile O’Keefe, Las Vegas/Salcianu Elite

The camp began with physical abilities testing, where Maile O’Keefe of Las Vegas/Salcianu Elite, Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, and Shilese Jones of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, took the top three spots.

The camp also included verifications on each apparatus with athletes vying for international assignments showing full routines on competition surfaces. The top three in senior verification were: Riley McCusker of Brielle, N.J./MG Elite, Smith and Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics.

The top three in junior verification were Emma Malabuyo of Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams, O’Keefe and Gabby Perea of Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite. …