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Over the weekend of August 12-14, 45 adult gymnasts gathered in Portsmouth, NH at Atlantic Gymnastics for an adult gymnastics training camp.
Over 13 hours of training time was available for all levels (men and women), plus a poolside clinic. There were also plenty of opportunities to spend time with fellow campers at meals and social events, including an Olympic Watch Party. We all collectively strained and cheered as Chuso attempted her Produnova vault in event finals. We sympathized with her knees and ankles as she fought valiantly to salvage the landing.
It was apparent what rabid gymnastics fans we are when, in spite of our extreme hunger after Sunday’s training, no one would get up to eat while vault event finals were underway. …
by site editor Rick McCharles
Many excellent girls Gymnastics clubs underserve boys in their market. Brothers are sitting in the parents seating area – restless – waiting on sisters. That’s a waste.
The best boys Gymnastics clubs have as high a ratio as 1 boy for every 3 girls. That kind of ratio is possible.
First priority for boys coaches is increasing the base. Increasing the numbers of boys trying Gymnastics and other acrobatic sports.
Once in the Gym many will find they like the sport. It’s FUN. Keep it FUN.
Boys love Games, Contests and Challenges. Most boys love height and flight. Excitement.
Once hooked on the sport, next priority is improvement of Physical (Endurance, Stringy, Power, Flexibility, etc.) and Motor (Agility, Balance, Coordination, Spatial awareness, etc.) fitness.
Skills are lower priority than for girls the same age.
Role models are important for boys. It’s important coaches and the eldest and most advanced boys in the club be leaders.
Clubs who do want to increase the size and quality of the boys Recreation program have two major problems:
There are far fewer boys coaches available than girls coaches. Some serious effort may be required to recruit and train boys Rec coaches.
In 2016 Parkour / Ninja classes are very popular with boys. Boys parents are very keen to keep their sons doing Parkour safe.
Once in the Gym some of those Ninja boys will get interested in the Artistic competitive apparatus.
I like “bring-a-friend” day, as well. Check the insurance implications of bringing in a friend to your Gym.
Parents should know that schools are NOT physically educating their children.😦
The latest ParticipACTION Report Card examines kids’ overall physical activity and, for the first time, grades their movement skills. There’s a lot of room for improvement.
Quoted in that article is Mount Royal University movement education instructor Nadine Van Wyk, former Gymnastics coach. She knows fitness.
The New York Kids Club – with soon to be 12 New York City enrichment centers – is now seeking enthusiastic, committed expert gymnastics instructors for our current and future seasons.
Afternoon and weekend teaching hours required
Competitive hourly rates with career growth and possible salaried teaching positions in the future for those interested in on the job training beyond gymnastics
Other benefits are possible for those interested in working more than 20 hours per week
Required Skills, Attributes and Certifications:
At least two years of experience instructing preschool and recreational gymnastics
Physically active, full of personality and comfortable with all age children
Brings a high level of enthusiasm and is a team player
Follow lessons plans that fit within the program guidelines and curriculum
Want to know what its like to work at the NYKC? CLICK HERE
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