The past year has been incredibly busy for the FIG coach education programmes which oversaw and organised some 85 courses in 35 countries that were attended by nearly two thousand coaches from 85 countries and taught by 82 experts.
In addition, Parkour that became part of the FIG one year ago, was fast-tracked so that the Level 1 Academy Programme and the Age Group Development and Competition Programme were completed in three languages and introduced to fifteen countries in three courses. …
On December 13, for the first time ever, ten academies that were held on four continents, overlapped. More importantly, these included all seven competition disciplines – ACRO, AER, MAG, PK, RG, TRA, WAG – as well as Gymnastics for All. On that day 179 coaches from 27 countries and all continents were being taught by 31 FIG experts from 14 countries. It was a remarkable moment and one not likely ever to be repeated. …
Hardy Fink, FIG Director of Education and Academy Programmes, leaves the position end of February. His successor has not yet been named.
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All coaches in Canada must be certified through the National Coaching Certification Program.
If you move to Canada from another nation you can ‘challenge’ some levels. Approval is on a on a case by case basis.
If successful, a trained evaluator will meet with you at your Gym to observe your coaching and make a recommendation to Gymnastics Canada.
Nick is available. Click through to watch a 90 second video of his visit to Amber Valley Gymnastics Academy.
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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.
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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
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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