One interesting twist is having your mentor come from a different high performance sport.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
There’s an excellent online congress via Portugal from Dec 1-8, 2020.
Many of the top speakers in the world including FIG WTC Chair Donatella Sacchi.
Cost looks to be 74,90€ for access to everything for 30 days after the event, if you purchase before it starts. A good investment for your club.
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)
Fridays on the FIG Education YouTube channel.
• 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)
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.
Check it out here, if interested.
Nick and Nick coached together years ago in the U.K.
Today Nick Blanton is one of the top coaches and clinicians in Canada.
They talk coaching philosophy in this inspiring audiocast.
Most coach education events around the world went online.
But some nations, including Canada, are starting in-person clinics once again.
One big problem is practicing spotting.
Cost is $99.00 USD.
Replays of the presentations will be available for up to 3 days after the workshop if you can’t watch them live.