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

    Keith Russell’s Rec Gymnastics manuals 

    Keith Russell has been the principle author of the Canadian coach education programme since 1978.

    It’s considered one of the best in the world.

    In fact, the FIG Foundations course was also authored by Keith.

    Here’s how coach education works in Canada.

    Everyone takes 4 hours of theory and the 9 hour Gymnastics Foundations course.

    Next you can specialize in Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline or Active Start (preschool).

    After completing some work at your own gym, you are evaluated and — finally — fully certified.

    You can be an instructor with your own group of kids. 

    Unfortunately neither the FIG materials nor the Canadian materials are available for purchase. On the upside, you can buy Keith Russell’s school Gymnastics lesson plans online.


    • Rosemary 4:40 am on December 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Wow Rick, that’s the simplest explanation of the GF program that I have seen! Thanks for that; I believe that the Introduction course is taken before the Theory.


  • Rick Mc 3:01 am on May 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Preschool in a Senior’s home 

    Great idea. 🙂

    Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on April 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    CUTE – preschool body shaping 

    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 3:02 am on April 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The “sprinter” in preschool Gymnastics 

    you know what we’re talking about. The one child who is full of energy, and wants to be every where at once! They are a joy, but also sometimes hard to wrangle. We’ve asked some of our experts in the industry how they handle situations like these. …

    Tumbl Talk – What do I do with a “sprinter” in my preschool class?

  • Rick Mc 3:02 am on February 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    KinderRhythmic Gymnastics class 

    Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

  • 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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    Arizona Sunrays

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

    Tumble Tots Gymnastics, Bermuda 

    Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

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

    Parachute Games for Toddlers 

    Dozens of activities linked from an article by SHERYL COOPER.

    Parachute Games for Toddlers


    (via Preschool Gymnastics Coaching)

  • 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


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