FIG’s 1st Parkour coach education course

With the adoption of the new discipline of Parkour by the FIG Congress in December 2018, it became necessary to develop coach education programmes also for this discipline. …

Starting from zero, the group was able to develop the programme and the manual – in three languages – for the Parkour Age Group Development and Competition Programme before the end of May and lead the first introduction camp/seminar for this programme in mid-June in Mexico. …

A first event for Parkour among June FIG coach education activities

FIG Parkour Age Group Programme under development

FIG:

With the adoption of the new discipline of Parkour by the FIG Congress in December 2018, it became necessary to develop coach education programmes also for this discipline. …

The Parkour specialists that were invited to be members of the working group were Charles Perrière of France, the President of the FIG Parkour Commission, FIG Athletes’ Representative Micaela Buono Pugh of Argentina and Francisco de la Riva Vasquez of Belgium. …

It was an extraordinarily interesting meeting about a sport, many of whose participants believe in the values that Parkour should be discovered and cannot be taught and that the activity should not be competition oriented. But with the expectation that this will be an Olympic sport in 2024, things will change dramatically as athletes will most certainly be specifically trained from a young age.

The challenge was to find a solution that provides structure yet has ample room for freedom, innovation, discovery and creativity. The structure is necessary to assure the safe, healthy, gradual and systematic development of athletes towards future high-performance excellence. …

Firsts for FIG coach education activities in February 2019

If FIG is going to run obstacle course competitions, obviously they need offer coach education.

NEW Inside Action Sports magazine

Chris Korotky of Inside Gymnastics magazine was missing at Worlds Qatar.

Turns out he’s been hard at work on a NEW print and digital magazine launching March 2019.

This profile-oriented, lifestyle magazine features skateboarding, BMX, moto X, ninja sports, martial arts, surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking & more!

InsideActionSports.com

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FIG under Watanabe

Inside the Games has an overview article posted in conjunction with the FIG Congress Baku.

Parkour, Athletes’ Commission, Fujitsu judging support system, Gymnastics Ethics Foundation, and more.

Most member nations are in Baku as FIG is funding most of the travel costs.