making workout more FUN

From the Sports Girls Play blog:

One of the biggest challenges coaches face is keeping athletes interested, motivated, and improving all year (or season) long. This is particularly important in sports where there is a lot of repetition and long hours. …

Play Games …

Change Things Up …

Offer Rewards …

Put The Athletes In Charge …

click through for the details – Incorporating Fun Into Workouts

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handling disappointment

Advice from Anne Josephson on these all too common challenges:

1. Not Moving Up a Level.

2. Not Qualifying for a Major Meet or Blowing it When You Get There.

3. An Injury at an Inopportune Time.

4. Losing a Skill.

5. A Mental Block or Major Fear.

6. A Plateau.

7. A Disappointing (or an Even Worse than Last Season) Season.

7 SETBACKS MOST GYMNASTS EVENTUALLY FACE (AND HOW THEY CAN REBOUND FROM THEM)

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related – 9 BELIEFS THAT WILL (EVENTUALLY, PROBABLY) LEAD YOUR GYMNAST TO QUIT (OR AT LEAST BE VERY UNHAPPY)

WAG coaches needed in Nova Scotia

Cobequid Spartans Gymnastic & Trampoline Centre is currently seeking applicant to fill a full time WAG /Head coach position (approx. 35 hrs per week). In Truro, the hub of Nova scotia.

NCCP Level 3 or international equivalent. Applicant must be able to coach ALL events, be familiar with the Junior Olympic Program, have good communication skills. Applicants must also have basic first aid, Respect in Sport certification, police screening and criminal records check.

The club is also looking for NCCP 2 coaches offering 12-20 hours / week.

For more information, please email csgc.tanya (a) ns.aliantzinc.ca