R.I.P Tom Kinsman

One of my mentors in coach education was Tom Kinsman, technical coordinator for the Canadian Gymnastics Federation starting 1973. And later working for Coaching Association of Canada.

He developed the Canadian Coaching Certification Program alongside his partner-in-crime, Keith Russell.

As a clinician, I’ve always tried to live up to the standards set by Tom and Keith. They are my role models to this day.

Tom died Sept 11, 2021 from complications from Alzheimers. He’s remembered fondly and vividly by all who knew him.

Read his obituary.

Dave Tilley – 3 things we need

1. A moral and ethical code

2. A better education system

3. A workload and wellness monitoring system, that is specific to gymnastics.

Hardy Fink – Be Gymnast Centered

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)

Canada’s 1st WAG Comp 3 Course

Fingers crossed. Launch of this course was delayed due to COVID shutdowns.

Jeremy Mosier hosting at Pegasus in Calgary Jun 28 – Jul 1, 2021 (Canada Day).

I’ll be one of the clinicians.

National Coaching Certification Program: Competition 3 WAG

Coaches Competition 2 WAG certified are eligible to register.

Comp 3 targets the essentials for gymnasts competing at the National level.

Competition 4 is highest — for international coaches.

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