China to train in Alberta prior to Worlds

China will train at a secluded Gymnastics Camp north of Edmonton in advance of Worlds Montreal. They trained at Pine Valley Gymnastics Camp right after the UCIC 2017 competition, as well.

Pine Valley facility

Chinese national gymnastics team to train in Alberta hamlet

Tawatinaw, a hamlet of 10 people, will host the team at the Pine Valley Gym Centre in September


USAG won’t buy Karolyi ranch

USA Gymnastics has backed out of its purchase of the Karolyi ranch and is exploring alternative sites to hold national team training camps. …

USA Gymnastics won’t buy famed Karolyi ranch after all

Symbolic change?

Whatever the reasons, I feel this is a good decision. The location is lousy. Too much travel time lost getting to and from Camp.

The Men’s training centre in Colorado Springs is much more central to the entire nation.

Valeri purchased property close to Karolyi ranch, I understand. He may want to sell now.

Update: wagrobanite points out that Colorado Springs is still not all that close to a major airport. Others are concerned that the high elevation could cause problems for arriving gymnasts. 


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.