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  • Rick Mc 1:34 am on September 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    warm-up with Randy Parrish 

    Guru of FUN.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

  • Rick Mc 11:12 am on July 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    “Sprinkler Dance” warm-up 

    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. :)

    • Kara 11:27 am on August 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      There has got to be a video somewhere?!?!?!

      Like this

  • Rick Mc 11:38 am on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    gymnastics warm-up 4-7yr-olds 

    These are pre-competitive girls. But there are plenty of good ideas for Rec, too.

    Girls just want to have FUN. ♪

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    That’s the Sparklers program at Gym-Nation.

  • Rick Mc 4:46 pm on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    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.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    That’s G.Y.M. Consulting out of Regina, SK, Canada. Saskatchewan is a leader in the field of gymnastics instruction for teachers.

    Brian Lewis is a physical education consultant with Regina Catholic Schools. Check out his sites http://growingyoungmovers.com/ and http://www.blognasium.com/.

    • UK_Coach 2:40 pm on September 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I find school classes with younger children easier than rec classes, but older children schools are harder than both. I try to work around a number of themes in schools; landing, rolling, inversion, moving in different ways, balancing and shapes, and partner/group work. Then we might add benches to all of those activities. So far I haven’t used any other (higher) equitment – with 30 children in a class accidents are likely, and even with back to wall I can’t be checking everywhere at once. You can imagine that if I’m cautious, the regular teachers who aren’t so familiar with gymnastics will be even more so.

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