Guru of FUN.
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Invented by Dan Niehaus at Westwinds Gymnastics, Lethbridge, the legacy lives on.
It’s still done in Christchurch, New Zealand, I’m told.
Here I am leading 100 gymnasts at Gymnastics Camp in Idaho.
… Thank GOD there’s no video.
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Good reminders for those managing sports programs.
1. Hire right.
2. Offer clear goals.
3. Manage by walking around.
4. Share your finances.
5. Do incentives right.
6. Build trust.
7. Treat workers like people.
gymmomentum – STAFF GOALS AND MOTIVATION
Island Tag, a classic gymnastics game that helps develop motor skills like balance, agility, coordination and spacial awareness.
That’s A-Mazing Adventures in Regina.
Always a winner. With all ages and abilities.
For advanced kids you can have two or more “chasers”.
I like using foam blocks (or something similar) to identify who’s “it”.
A guest coach at Renmore in Galway, here are a few pics from one of my favourite games: Big Kids Carry Little Kids.
See more on the Renmore Facebook.
This activity is only appropriate for advanced children. We don’t want anyone dropped.
REMINDER – One of the worst gymnastics games is “Duck, Duck, Goose, Goose” . … It’s FUN, but not physically or technically demanding enough to improve fitness.
Looking for more games?
Check this document, a presentation from Alberta Gymnastics Rec Retreat 2011 Games Workshop GAMES (PDF)
related – Big Book of Gymnastics Games
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IEGA in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
(via Gymnastics Coaching)
In 2011 I don’t have much confidence that children will be physically educated in P.E. class.
But they certainly would be with this teacher.
Warm-up for a group of Grade 1-3 students in a school gym, utilizing some principles typical of gymnastics.
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That’s G.Y.M. Consulting out of Regina, SK, Canada. Saskatchewan is a leader in the field of gymnastics instruction for teachers.
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I’ve been waiting for this. A number of new products for the coach …
This site just launched.
At Gymtastics, we know that nothing is more important than developing a child’s self-esteem. That’s why our GymTools program offers a unique and creative coaching philosophy that concentrates on individual growth; emotionally, mentally and physically. We believe that gymnastics can enhance the all-around health of almost everybody on the planet, providing an excellent base for all sports and life in general. (A back flip comes in handy more often than you’d think in life.)
Gymtastics GymTools is a resource that delivers fun, fitness and fundamentals for parents, teacher and coaches. We provide pre-school, recreational and competitive lesson plans and visual aids developed by qualified and experienced coaches.
You’ll also find specialty programs like Sports & Games, Summer Camps, the best Birthday Parties on the world wide web and more inspiration than you’ll know what to do with. You’ll be surprised how quickly our website will help you enhance your teaching skills. …
Check out the gorgeous site. I’ll try to meet with Darlene and write up a review of each of the new products.
by site editor Rick McCharles
Presented at the annual BC Gymnastics Congress.
Class Planning for Recreational Gymnastics
Successful programs have good leadership: Yearly Plan, Session Plan and individual Class Plans. In this workshop we will analyze the Class Plan and goals in great detail, the objective to optimize every precious minute we have with the kids.
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Our goal is to MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN the moment the kids arrive until the moment you deliver them to the parents.
Gymnastics should be the best 90min of their week.
Coaches requested information links to the best lesson plans for Rec classes. My personal favourites are for SCHOOLS, but they can be adapted to the club situation:
• Up Down All Around – Ruschkin (Keith Russell)
Try the link for all posts on this site tagged with the term “lesson plan”.
Questions? Suggestions? … Leave a comment.