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.

Gymnastics training and growth

Dr. Keith Russell, former Canadian Men’s Artistic Gymnastics National Coach and personal coach of two Olympians. Past President of the FIG Scientific Commission.

This session is mainly MAG and WAG.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

FIG’s coach education webinars

The first series ends today, Thursday, 9 July, with ‘Training for a Growing Child: Understanding growth and maturation for optimal training in children’.

Due to COVID-19, almost 40 Academies and Age Group Programmes were cancelled so far.  These online presentations are an attempt to partly replace those.

They are freely available to everyone via the FIG Education Channel YouTube channel.

Bookmark that URL. It’s not always easy to find.

A second series is now planned tentatively for October and November, which will go more deeply into each discipline.