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.”


American kids playing sports less

Only 28% of kids aged 6 to 12 played team sports on a regular basis in 2018, down from 45% in 2008, per the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.

According to the survey, three of the main reasons kids quit sports are (1) a lack of fun, (2) bad coaches and (3) financial pressure. …

The youth sports exodus

Anna Li resigns as USAG Athletes’ Council rep

Former U.S. national team member Anna Li has resigned from USA Gymnastics high profile Athletes’ Council amid allegations that she and her mother, Jiani Wu, have been verbally, emotionally and physically abusive to young gymnasts. …

The U.S. Center for SafeSport launched an investigation into Li and Wu on Monday and at least 11 complaints have been filed against Li and Wu ….

“Earlier today, Anna Li stepped down as an athletes’ representative on the Athletes’ Council, which the Council accepted,” Paul Ruggeri, chairman of the Athletes’ Council, said in a statement to SCNG.  “The Athletes’ Council will decide next steps regarding the vacancy.” …


While the investigation is in progress, Anna is still a member and eligible to participate as a judge and/or a coach. She’s judging this weekend.

Simone: USAG failed us. USOC failed us.

Simone is responding to this article:

Senate panel: Negligence by Olympic, USA Gymnastics officials enabled abuse by ex-team doctor Nassar

learning about WINNING and LOSING

Jeremy Mosier likes challenging games for kids. He feels it’s a good way to start learning about being a good winner. And good loser.

For example, MAT WARS.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Be sure all of the kids in your group can handle this challenge physically and emotionally.

(via RecGymnastics.com)