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  • 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.


    • Nicole 3:23 am on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I’m curious, what is the “8 second rule” you are referring to in this post?


  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on January 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    Sooner or later all Gymnastics Report Cards will be digital.

    MySkillChart.com offers one option.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

    I’ve not used this product. Leave a comment if you have.

  • Rick Mc 3:05 am on July 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Love/Hate Relationship with Gymnastics Theme Weeks 


    How I Solved My Love/Hate Relationship with Theme Weeks


  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on March 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Gymtastics GymTools – Lesson Planning Task Cards 

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.


  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on March 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Yay For Play Activity Book 

    Sports and Games for Gymnastics clubs.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.


  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on August 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    What is HIGH FIVE® 

    HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for children’s recreation and sport. …

    HIGH FIVE holds true to the five Principles of healthy child development that the research indicates are essential for quality programs:

    A Caring Adult,
    The opportunity to make Friends,
    The opportunity to Play,
    The opportunity to Master Skills and
    The opportunity to Participate.


    Click PLAY or watch an introduction on YouTube.

    Some good messages there. 🙂

    via Frank Sahlein

  • Rick Mc 1:29 pm on August 6, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    KidFit Games and Activites 

    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.

    3444 Caterpillar

    6207 Partner Turns

    6260 Big Kids pick up Little Kids

    Carrie Spender Lennox from Tumbl Trak leads the kids. 🙂

    5930 Zoo Keeper

    Availability should be announced SOON.

    I’ll post it here.

  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on July 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    structuring REC like TEAM 

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (11min)


  • Rick Mc 3:03 am on December 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    KinderGym Setups 

    Nick Blanton recommends we make them challenging. And change them often.

    Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

  • Rick Mc 10:35 am on December 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities (MEGA) 

    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.

    kids108 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)

    PISE launches Large Physical Literacy Guide

    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. 🙂

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