World Championships 2017 Symposium

In conjunction with World Championships 2017 an acrobatic sports symposium has been scheduled October 5-8th. (4 days)

Three streams to choose from: Sport Science & Health, Technical workshops and Gymnastics for All. 

Check speakers and topics.

Two pricing options:

Package 1: Montreal 2017 National Symposium $325 CAD ($240 US) + taxes

Package 2: Montreal 2017 National Symposium & tickets for the finals on Oct. 6 to 8 $405 CAD ($300 US) + taxes

registration

I’ll be reporting in Montreal with a media credential. And attending the Symposium, as well. Wouldn’t miss it.

FIG Education Commission

Better Gymnastics. Safer training.

The new FIG Education Commission, which held its very first meeting at the Federation’s headquarters in Lausanne June 15-16, looked into areas from A to Z that can be included in the field of development for helping and supporting athletes, judges and coaches. …

“It is amazing the amount of things that we already do and have done and the projects that are going on,” said Tanskanen. “We feel that we can achieve a lot quickly by simply promoting the existing material, because we have good quality videos and manuals.” …

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Marco Bortoleto, Jevgenijs Sapronenko, Youssef Altabbaa, Jani Tanskanen, Hardy Fink and Tseko Mogotsi.

 

FIG pushing forward with Parkour

Next on the roadmap is the appointment of a FIG Parkour Committee which shall work in three areas, education, development and competitions.

This Committee shall be chaired by David Belle and composed of Charles Perrière and other Parkour experts as well as two athletes’ representatives (one male and one female). …

The roadmap also seeks to provide the staging of a series of Parkour World Cups in 2018 and 2019 together with a first FIG World Championships planned in 2020. …

As for education and development, the Parkour Committee shall be in charge of preparing educational tools for youngsters and coaches’ education programs with a view to put in place a framework in which the amateurs will be able to evolve progressively and in a safe environment. …

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I’m confident that FIG Obstacle Course events will be safer than the other alternatives. One upside.

Institut national du sport du Québec

Following National Championships in Montreal, an advanced Canadian Gymnastics and Trampoline coaching course was hosted at the new INS facility in the 1976 Olympic Stadium.

Clinicians include Kelly Manjak, Denis Vachon, Keith Russell, Bev Dickinson, Tony Smith, J.F. Mathieu.

The INS reminds me somewhat of the Aspire complex in Doha, Qatar.

Montreal hosts Worlds 2017. Doha hosts 2018. People will be able to compare.

Fencing, Judo, Synchronized Swimming, Swimming, Short Track Speed Skating, Diving and Water Polo are other resident sports at INS.

Watch a VIDEO overview of the public access facilities.

Le Club Gymnacentre is operating out of the OLD Gymnastics facility in Centre Pierre-Charbonneau.

related – Montreal Olympics: Most facilities built for 1976 Games still open

Montreal 2017 National Symposium

In conjunction with World Championships 2017 an acrobatic sports symposium has been scheduled October 5-8th. (4 days)

Three streams to choose from: Sport Science & Health, Technical workshops and Gymnastics for All. 

Organized by Guy Lavoie, I know it’s going to be good.

Speakers include Hardy Fink, Keith Russell, Carol Angela Orchard, Peggy Liddick, Josée Cyr and a number of top sport scientists. This event is a flashback to the excellent symposium hosted in conjunction with 1985 Worlds Montreal.

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If you are looking for something different than the for profit, predictable USAG Congress events, consider this alternative.

Two pricing options:

Package 1: Montreal 2017 National Symposium $325 CAD ($240 US) + taxes

Package 2: Montreal 2017 National Symposium & tickets for the finals on Oct. 6 to 8 $405 CAD ($300 US) + taxes

Registration details.