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. …
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by Rick McCharles
At Ontario Congress 2016 I broke down the Movement Patterns approach in greater detail than ever before.
All Gymnastics skills can be analyzed in terms of 6 movement patterns. LANDINGS we teach first and best.
Here’s an example.
The Movement Pattern approach — as opposed to the more traditional Skills approach — is used in Canada and by the International Gymnastics Federation. The inventor of this taxonomy and primary author is Keith Russell.
It’s biomechanical analysis. Each of the Movement Patterns obeys well defined laws of physics. SWINGS, for example, are skills where the body is rotating around an external axis. Good technique is keeping the Centre of Mass far from the axis on the DOWN swing, closer to the axis on the UP swing.
Once a coach knows the mechanical principles of each of the 6 Movement Patterns, it’s easier to coach specific skills.
For example, keep your hips (Centre of Mass) as far away from the Bar (Axis) as possible on the down SWING.
All Gymnastics finish with a LANDING. The gymnast must bring all forces to zero by attenuating energy over time and surface area.
Download all the notes from Ontario Congress 2016 – INCORPORATE THE FMP’S INTO YOUR PROGRAMS (Gymnastics Movement Patterns)
Gymnastics Alberta runs annual development workshops for the coaches of non-competing gymnasts.
Dynamyx Gymnastics Club, Edmonton – Oct. 4, 2015
Stampede City Gymnastics Club, Calgary – Nov. 22, 2015
Math in Motion – Facilitator Uschi Donaleshen
Efficiency and Fundamentals – Facilitator Mikayla Salmond
NCCP Games: Knowledge is Power! – Facilitator Robyn Fox
Rebound Therapy – Facilitator Tanya Vanden Boer
Spacial Dynamics – Facilitator Leila Rogovina
details – 2015-16 Recreational Workshops
Do you have anything like that in your region?
The ‘Gymnastics for fun’ Seminar will be held from October 9 till 11 2015 in Lillsved (SWE)
Let’s meet the international instructors:
Keith Russell (CAN)
Embla Holmgren and Nivin Shaker (SWE)
Christoph Renfer (SUI)
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.
Doug Davis is energetic in helping instructors teach happy, safe kids. He’s all about building confidence through systematic progression. And repetition.
These progressions are not only for competitive kids. They are for everyone who wants to learn to tumble.
“Balking” happens frequently in many gyms across the country. A gymnast attempts a skill, and then STOPS in the middle of the attempt. This can be extremely dangerous with some skills. Or, the gymnast will not go for the skill at all, due to fear. …
One example of a common skill series where students may “balk” is a Round-Off to one or two Back-Handsprings. Students should be taken through a series of progressions …
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Keep in mind, these steps are not all linear. Start developing back-handspring skills at the same time as round off skills. …
It is not all about overcoming fear and preventing balking, it is also about setting up all of your students for repeated success. …
New Twisters Gymnastics Location, Port Hadlock, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. $40
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Join us for our summer series of Coaches Clinics geared toward Recreational to Pre Team level coaches looking to create a foundation of good habits in themselves and their athletes.
Clinicians will include: Doug Davis, Randy Parrish, Steve Roney and Kelle Riley!