Danusia Francis – stunt woman

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BIG problems for British Gymnastics

British Gymnastics is facing a crisis with its biggest stars, including the double Olympic champion Max Whitlock, refusing to sign World Class Performance Programme contracts and being threatened with having their funding withdrawn.

An internal power struggle between the performance, commercial and management teams about the content of the contract has led to a rebellion among the athletes. The Guardian understands almost all of the team which won a record seven medals at the Rio Olympics last summer have refused to sign the contract. …


There are many more concerns listed in that article. Click through for sure.

via Gymternet Clan

Canadian National Circus School tryouts

There will be stops in 13 cities from October 22 to November 18, 2017.

St-John’s, Halifax, Quebec, Sherbrooke, Disraeli, Montreal, Gatineau, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.

The National Circus School of Montreal was founded in 1981. Demand is high; more than 95% of students find jobs.


Thanks Darlene.

Kristen Smyth is stepping down

I didn’t see this coming.

Kristen Smyth is stepping down as head coach of the Stanford women’s gymnastics team …

Smyth led the Cardinal to unprecedented success in the gym during her tenure, including seven NCAA Super Six appearances and four top-four finishes. Of Stanford’s 115 All-America honors, 95 have come under Smyth’s leadership. …

Stanford will immediately launch a search for Smyth’s replacement.

Go Stanford

I’m surprised this announcement did not come immediately after last season.

via College Gymnastics fans are HERE!

University of Calgary Head Coach needed

Pension plan and benefits. Click through for details.

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Head Coach, Faculty of Kinesiology

The Faculty of Kinesiology is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Head Coach.

… this position requires extensive knowledge of artistic competitive gymnastics, and self-sufficiency to coordinate and execute the program the incumbent will be accountable for the outcomes of the programs, which includes staff and budget responsibilities. …

Application Deadline: August 18, 2017

related – Double Olympian (2004, 2008) Grant Golding, an alumni, will be the new Men’s Head Coach replacing Jason Woodnick who is now Gymnastics Canada Program Manager for Men’s Artistic.

coach in the Canadian Rockies

Canmore Illusions is hiring a full-time Women’s Coach.

Great opportunity to live and work in beautiful Canmore, Alberta. One hour west of Calgary and 20 minutes east of Banff National Park.

“Canmore offers a unique coaching experience, where our supportive team and families will welcome you into our dynamic, community gym club. While sharing your passion for competitive gymnastics, you can experience the endless adventures our picturesque mountain town has to offer. Enjoy skiing, biking, hiking, and more right outside your doorstep!”

JO levels 5-9

Start date: Immediately


-Minimum NCCP WAG Level 2 certification, Level 3 in progress or willingness to obtain

-NCCP Level 2 trampoline certification, in progress or willingness to obtain

-Standard First-Aid & CPR

-Making Ethical Decisions and Respect in Sport certificates

-Basic Administrative Skills (daily email communications, program planning etc)

Interested candidates can email jordana (a) canmoregymnastics.com

Sportswear Brands Should Use Athletes—Not Models

Sasha DiGiulian:

… Nike and Adidas, which have the broadest reach—have a responsibility to remain authentic. These athletic-wear brands are selling apparel, accessories, and shoes for performance, and they should show the people who have worked every day to perform in that sport at their peak skill level.  …

Some brands are getting it right. Under Armour’s marketing campaign featuring Misty Copeland and Lindsey Vonn is incredibly powerful. …

Sportswear Brands Should Use Athletes—Not Models—in Their Ads

related – ELLIE KRUPNICK – Want to Sell Me Sportswear? Show Me an Athlete