500th FIG Coach Education Course

Hardy Fink:

Age Group Development and Academy Programs …

As of now, 8473 different coaches from 139 countries have attended …

… in 90 countries over the past 16 years. …

… presented by 277 different experts from 44 countries.

… all seven FIG gymnastics sports that this year also include Parkour …

Read more.

Canadian Competition 2 Coaching course

Congratulations to the 9 coaches now trained at the NCCP Comp 2 level. They completed 4 intensive days of instruction at Dreams Gymnastics Academy in Edmonton.

Dreams owner Ashley Sportun hosted and was one of our clinicians, along with myself and Deanna Critchley.

The event was organized by Gina at Alberta Gymnastics.

Click PLAY or get a glimpse on YouTube.


Simone Biles MasterClass

Who wants to be coached by Simone?

17 lessons online, so far.


• Fundamental and advanced techniques for Bars
• Fundamental and advanced techniques for Floor
• Fundamental and advanced techniques for the Beam
• Fundamental and advanced techniques for Vault
• Overcoming fear
• Working through nervous energy
• Insight into high-level gymnastics competition
• Setting goals
• Working with coaches
• Performing under pressure


Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

‘Positive Psychology, Communication & Athlete Safety’

A new online course is available based on Lisa Mitzel’s book FOCUSED AND INSPIRED: Keeping Our Athletes Safe in a Win-at-All-Costs World.

It focuses on the nuances of words and emotions in the coach-athlete dynamic.

Coaches learn from various areas including human behavior studies, child development, philosophy, education, and meditation.

Check it out here – Positive Psychology, Communication and Athlete Safety

G.S. George has a companion course – Biomechanical Techniques

Positive Coaching eLearning course

British Gymnastics:

The course is free for all our members who hold a Level 2 or above coaching qualification and is compulsory. …

The course aims to raise awareness on how different belief systems impact coaching behaviours and the coach-participant relationship. …

Men’s Artistic Head National Coach, Paul Hall MBE recently completed the course:

“… I know the value of good feedback and, having just completed the Positive Coaching eLearning course, I would recommend it to everyone involved in the sport. Its message is well presented, and I found the course to be an essential tool in creating a safe and effective coaching environment.”


International Forum on Gymnastic Sciences

Toshiyuki Fujihara announces a big event in Osaka, Japan featuring …

Dr. Keith Russell, Dr. Gareth Irwin, Mr. Jeff Thomson, Dr. William A Sands, Mr. Huang Yubin, and Mr. Hiro Sato.

October 19-20, 2019.

No fee though you must register online.