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  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on April 13, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Molly Loves to Move by Mary Morice 

    A children’s picture book about a girl who loves physical movement and is introduced to a gymnastics club for the first time. Mary Morice is very expert in all aspects of non-competitive Gymnastics.

    Well done!

    It’s available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapters and more. It could be used as a club fundraiser.

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on December 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics booming in the U.K. 

    Results summary from the last cycle – 2013-2017

    • Participation within the 11-13 age group has increased from 17,500 to 34,000 participants
    • Bronze / recreational membership has increased by 100,000 participants
    • 160 satellite clubs have been established leading to an increase of 4,000 participants
    • In our Further and Higher Education enrichment programme, implemented in 2013 there has been 9,000 participants taking part in gymnastics activities.
    • 60,000 participants are now engaged level in Level 2 UK school games gymnastics competition
    • 231 gymnastics clubs are now delivering disability gymnastics leading to an increase of 500 disabled participants, our total is now 1500
    • 15,000 people have taken part in gymnastics festivals designed to give more people non-competitive display opportunities
    • Over 200 facility projects have been completed with over £10m invested into gymnastics facilities


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  • Rick Mc 4:02 am on September 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    National Gymnastics Day handstands 

    Each year, USA Gymnastics celebrates National Gymnastics Day to raise exposure of our sport. Since 2001, gymnastics clubs across the country have raised more than $1.4 million for Children’s Miracle Network. This year, on Sept. 17, 2011, gym clubs across the country will take part in a nationwide handstand world-record attempt to celebrate …


  • Rick Mc 1:26 pm on June 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Renmore Gymnastics GymFest 2011 

    I was guest speaker and VIP at the wonderful year end gymnastics show in Galway, Ireland.

    Leisureland sports complex, Salthill on June 22nd featuring almost all of its members. The showcase will include displays from beginner and recreational gymnasts, through to competitive and elite squad gymnasts. This lively show will feature Disciplines such as Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Tumbling and Rhythmic gymnastics. Due to the large membership numbers the evening will be divided into two separate shows …

    Click PLAY or watch highlights on YouTube. (10min)

    All the older kids were invited. This gave them a GOAL to work towards during the last weeks of the school year.

    The club recovered costs by charging 3 Euro entry. And packed the venue for both shows.

  • Rick Mc 2:49 pm on June 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    gymnastics parents night out 

    These programs are super popular with kids and parents.

    … Drop off the kids for a great night of supervised open gym, games, fun and pizza.

    WOGA Gymnastics’s Photos on Facebook

    Consider the insurance / liability risk before offering it at your gym.

  • Rick Mc 5:05 am on May 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics Half-Marathon & 5 km 

    Teams of runners representing BC gymnastics clubs, Gymnastics BC and Gymnastics Canada are once again lacing up their shoes in support of gymnastics through the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

    Great idea for a fund-raiser. A fitness challenge.

    How to Support the Gymnastics Team

    Pledge a team member:

    Select the team of your choice

    Gymnastics BC: http://ht.ly/4ObIx

    Funtastic Gymnastics & Trampoline Centre: http://ht.ly/4ObPh

    Kerrigan Gymnastics: http://ht.ly/4ObQx

    Twisters Gymnastics: http://ht.ly/4ObSX

    Vancouver Phoenix: http://ht.ly/4ObU2

    Wings Gymnastics: http://ht.ly/4ObVa

    Gymnastics Canada: http://ht.ly/4Sztq

    Click on the name of a team member to pledge them!

    All donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.

    Become a team member:

    Register for Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K and join the team of your choice.

    Agree to raise a minimum of $200.

    All Team Members will receive a special edition gymnastics t-shirt at the run.

    You can run. Or you can donate.

    details on Gymnastics B.C.

  • Rick Mc 6:56 pm on April 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    BEST bottle drive strategies 

    If you’re involved with amateur sport, sooner or later you’ll have to organize a bottle drive.

    It took me 50yrs to find the BEST strategy.

    1. Pick-up trucks with just 2-3 kids each
    2. Drive to the most affluent (alcoholic) neighbourhood possible
    3. Cruise slowly until you see an open, cluttered garage

    You know somebody is home.

    If I’m driving, there’s an additional step …

    4. Stop only if the man of the house is close to the garage.

    (Wives are prone to tell even the cutest kids that they are “saving the bottles” for someone. Husbands always say, “Take everything. Right now.”)

    Saturday morning is by far the best time.

    I’ve filled pick-ups in only 6-7 stops!

    Do YOU have a strategy? … If so, leave a comment.

    related – Bottle Drive Tips

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