Region 5 Director is . Don McPherson
for me. He’s well known online for defending Steve Penney, the old system. And red flag belittling survivors. At one point he tried to apologize:
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This is an independent organization that has been formed by US club owners to help provide guidance to USA Gymnastics in moving the sport of gymnastics in a positive direction. …
… charter members donated $1,000.00 each to cover the financial and legal obligations in forming such an organization.
Click over to the
official website to learn more – usgcoa.org
General Membership will open on January 1, 2019. The cost for membership will be published after the next board meeting.
hoped this new organization might do more for coach education. The only mention of the word education, however, is here:
In the future the USGCOA will be hosting an Owners Summit. The focus will be on ways to improve your business. Many topics that are pertinent & beneficial to club owners and your bottom-line. This is tentatively scheduled for October of 2019 in Las Vegas.
It’s possible USGCOA
might be a candidate to take over from USAG as national Sports Governing Body.
Nick Ruddock is taking his coach education event Down Under.
Feb 2-4, 2019
12th and 13th January at Lilleshall National Sports Centre
Some of the presenters:
Donatella Sacchi – FIG Women’s Tecnical Committee Chair
Amanda Reddin – Women’s Artistic Head National Coach
David Kenwright – Women’s Artistic National Coach
Paul Hall – newly appointed Men’s Artistic Head National Coach
Gheorge Predescu – Performance Coach for Men’s and Women’s Artistic
Ionut Trandaburu – Director of Coaching at Pegusus and personal coach to James Hall and Courtney Tulloch
Andy Tombs – Chair of the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee and FIG Men’s Technical Committee member
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.
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
Alicia Sacramone 2008
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.
died July 20th of stomach cancer.
As feared, the great coach and coach educator Kobayashi passed away on the evening of July 20 Japan time. sensei
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
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.