Hardy Fink – Be Gymnast Centered

The second series of FIG online coaching seminars has begun.

I highly recommend this presentation.

Gymnastics is under review worldwide. We hear much about the problems.

Hardy Fink offers solutions.

Hardy has attended more World Championships & Olympics than anyone else. He’s the principle author of the FIG Age Group Programmes for all disciplines. And he’s led more FIG coach education courses worldwide than anyone else.

We should listen and learn.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (49min)

upcoming FIG coach education

Fridays on the FIG Education YouTube channel.

Free worldwide.

• 16 October, 10:00 am (CET)
Gymnastics, everyone can participate
Keynote: Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist (SWE)

• 30 October, 10:00 am (CET)
We must be gymnast centered
Keynote: Hardy Fink (CAN)
Education Commission: Tseko Mogotsi (RSA)

• 13 November, 10:00 am (CET)
Understanding twisting during saltos
Keynote: Fred Yeadon (GBR)
Education Commission: Hardy Fink (CAN)

• 20 November, 10:00 am (CET)
How clubs can develop and supervise Parkour?
Keynote: Charles Perrière (FRA)
Keynote: Nicolas Fischer (SUI)

• 27 November, 10:00 am (CET)
Enhancing mental and physical abilities of trampolinists
Keynote: Christophe Lambert (FRA)
Keynote: Michael Kuhn (GER)
Education Commission : Tseko Mogotsi (RSA)

• 04 December, 10:00 am (CET)
Understanding forces in Gymnastics
Keynote: Ludwig Schweizer (GER)
Education Commission: Marco Bortoleto (BRA)

• 11 December, 10 :00 am (CET)
The perception of complex movements
Keynote: Alexandra Pizzera (GRE)
Guest: Fabian Hambuechen (GER)
Education Commission: Jani Tanskanen (FIN)

Gymnastics Canada Values Based Coaching

Suzanne Fisher, formerly of Gymnastics Canada, worked with an organization called True Sport to develop a free online module for coaching ethics.

It looks like a Powerpoint presentation where you must sometimes click to move forward.   There is some video.  A few slides where you must answer questions.

It takes less than 45 minutes to complete.

This is not a requirement of the National Coaching Certification Program in Canada, rather a supplementary module.  Canadian coaches who complete it can be credited 3 points towards professional development requirements.

Good and important content.

Go for It
Rise to the challenge – always strive for excellence. Discover how good you can be.

Play Fair
Play honestly – obey both the letter and spirit of the rules. Winning is only meaningful when competition is fair.

Respect Others
Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

Keep it Fun
Find the joy of sport. Keep a positive attitude both on and off the field.

Stay Healthy
Place physical and mental health above all other considerations – avoid unsafe activities. Respect your body and keep in shape.

Include Everyone
Share sport with others. Ensure everyone has a place to play.

Give Back
Find ways to show your appreciation for the community that supports your sport and helps make it possible.

Check it out here, if interested.