A winter indoors tends to limit children’s gross motor play, which is SO very crucial to their overall development. Here are some creative and budget-friendly ways to bring the playground indoors this winter season. …
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Tumbl Trak is sponsoring a series of videos appropriate for all children, not just gymnasts. It will be fast and easy to find new games.
Here are a few video stills.
Carrie Spender Lennox from Tumbl Trak leads the kids. :-)
Availability should be announced SOON.
I’ll post it here.
PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) is excited to announce the launch of Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities (MEGA), a physical literacy guide for instructors.
… MEGA was developed by PISE Physical Literacy Coordinators, Kelly Graham and Andrea Pask to fill a need for an easy to use physical literacy guide.
… 108 page guide …
In addition there is a games resource that is broken down into the first three stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) –
Active Start (0-6)
Fundamentals (Boys 6-9, Girls 6-8)
Learning to Train (Boys 9-12, Girls 8-11)
Though I dislike the new term “Physical Literacy“, the resource is interesting. And it’s available FREE online — Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities as a PDF. :-)
Cover of the University of Saskatchewan Activities Guide.
How the Body Moves
(Ages 5- 8 at Physical Activity Complex)
Children in this camp gain experience in the basic movement patterns of gymnastics. The facilities available at the Physical Activity Complex allow for exposure to specific skills with apparatus. Many skills are taught in a game setting, which makes this camp enjoyable for younger participants.
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”.