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  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on July 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Fun at Gymnastics Camp 

    Summer Camp at Victory Gymnastics.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (2011)

  • Rick Mc 3:14 am on May 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    climb up, slide down 

    Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on April 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    coaching Rec Gymnastics is like herding cats 

    Preschool is like herding kittens. 🙂

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on March 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  




  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on February 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics is serious FUN 



  • Rick Mc 4:01 am on February 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymnastics for Fun seminar, London 

    After the first successful edition of the Gymnastics for Fun seminar in 2015 in Lillsved (SWE), we are organising a second seminar in London (GBR) from 20 to 22 October.

    This Seminar is open to coaches and persons responsible for children and youth within Gymnastics for All and aims to improve your knowledge and give you ideas on how to create and develop attractive gymnastics, built on physical training and gymnastic elements. Practice will be combined with lectures, discussions and group studies so that everyone can share their experiences and learn from each other. …



  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on January 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    improving re-registration rates 

    90% re-registration is the goal for Recreation Gymnastics programs. I’ve only rarely reached that goal.

    • Here are some tips to get closer:
    • Keep Students Using Their Time Productively
    • Minimize Waiting (NO line-ups)
    • Make Sure They Learn and Are Successful
    • Vary the Classes for Interest and Excitement
    • “Eight Second Rule”
    • Use Supervised Side Activities

    Gymnastics Zone

    Click through for details.


  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on January 18, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Linda Thorberg – SHY KIDS IN CLASS 

    The first week of Gym in September we had a class of 3yr-old boys starting at night, during Team practice.

    It was loud. Hectic. Intimidating for a new youngster.

    3 of the 4 boys were distracted, but managed the Class. One tried twice — but was not able to join in. Instead, he and Mom watched the Class. Hopefully, he’ll be more ready to PLAY week #2.

    Linda Thorberg addresses that issue:

    Anytime you have new students coming into your facility you may need to have strategies to deal with shy children. Being shy is a typical response for preschoolers and young children …

    read more on Tumbl Talk

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  • Rick Mc 3:04 am on December 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Merry Gymnastics Christmas 

    via Mismo Gymnastics

    Christmas Gymnastics

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

    Cooperative Games & Activities 

    by site editor Rick McCharles

    Games that teach kids about working together towards a common goal. Ideal for small groups and teams getting to know each other.

    Communication is key. Mix in some strategic thinking and kids are on their way to success.

    Click PLAY or watch a preview of the Cooperative Games on YouTube.

    Click PLAY or watch a sample Game on YouTube.

    See ALL the Games posted so far on the Rick McCharles Tumbl Trak Fitness Games YouTube channel.

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