Once again USAG is headline news in mainstream media. Another self-inflicted shot in the foot.
Criticism is much deserved. Whomever voted for Mary Bono as President should recuse themselves from the next selection process.
That said, Tony Retrosi took the time to post some of the many excellent things that are happening in the USA:
day 1 – VAULT LIKE A CHAMP, TUMBLE LIKE A CHAMP
day 2 – COMPETE LIKE A CHAMP, PLANNING
The latest from Gymneo.tv. (46 minutes.) In French. The English version will come out later.
Click PLAY or watch a teaser on Facebook.
Location in the U.K. yet to be announced.
Hardy Fink put together a photo montage in tribute to one of the world’s top clinicians. Takashi was respected and admired by all who worked with him.
He died July 20th of stomach cancer.
As feared, the great coach and coach educator Kobayashi sensei passed away on the evening of July 20 Japan time.
His funeral will be held in Yokohama, his home town, on the 24th (the vigil on 23rd).
Takashi was one of the most widely admired and respected coaches worldwide. His philosophy and techniques shared through FIG coach education events greatly appreciated.
Presenters announced so far:
- Tony Smith, Gymnastics Canada National Team Director, MAG
- Tom Koll, USGA National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman WAG, & Women’s Program Committee Chairman
- Randy Parish, Flip Fest Summer Camp Director
- Sarah Thomas, USGA National Junior Olympic Committee Chair, ACRO
- Bill Perkins, T & T Coach for over 40 years producing 3 World Champions
- Frank Sahlein, CEO 3rd Level Consulting
Details. 3 Day Pass: CAD$390
For some reason you can’t register until early August.
It sounds like B.C. Congress will no longer be scheduled. B.C. coaches are welcome to attend the Alberta event, of course.
Always informative and entertaining. Recorded at #GymCon2018.
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Congratulations to coaches who completed our 4 day C1 coaching course at Phoenix Gymnastics, Vancouver.
Competition 1 is the Canadian introduction to competitive.
Clinicians: Kyna Fletcher, Rick McCharles, John Carroll, Lucas Tiefenbach, Terry Mitruk, Merle Pyke.
Both MAG and WAG were offered.
Fun fact. Phoenix is the Gym used in the Simone Biles biopic. Here’s Jeanté Godlock playing Simone in the film.
Congratulations to the 19 coaches who successfully completed our 5 day Competitive 2 at Phoenix Gymnastics, Vancouver.
Personal shout out to Kyna Fletcher from Phoenix who helped teach the course as well as hosting. A big booster of coach eduction nationally.
The three other clinicians: Rick McCharles, Bobbie Worrall and John Carroll from Gymnastics B.C.
At Phoenix the ladies all coach Bars. #respect