UPCOMING W200 COURSE

I will be teaching a W200 course at Bay State Gymnastics Academy in Dartmouth, MA on Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 PM

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This is a live, six-hour, hands-on training course designed for school age, pre-team and Level 1-4 coaches. This is a NEW course developed for pre team, level 1-4 coaches and even school age recreational coaches. Course topics include warm ups, conditioning, lesson planning, hands on spotting and lecture for all Olympic events. This is a great hands on experience of drills and skill progression with instructors demonstrating practical examples of coaching level 1-4 gymnastics.
The W200 Development Coaches Course: HOTD has been developed to:

Enhance the status of beginning level competitive gymnastics programs throughout the United States.
Establish certificate program requirements which will help identify competent pre-team and competitive (Level 1-4) gymnastics coaches.
Provide appropriate skills, drills and techniques for entry level competitive coaches.
Help standardize pre-team and entry level competitive gymnastics teaching throughout the United States.
Provide resources, instructional materials, and assistance at levels 1-4 coaching
Provides Hands on Spotting on all four Olympic Events.
U200 Development Coaches Course: Sports Science (online) is a companion to W200: Development Coaches Course: Hands on Training (HOTD). It is highly recommended that you complete U200 prior to W200. However, it is not a requirement to take U200 first. U200 covers the sports science aspects of coaching this level athlete including nutrition, biomechanics, injury prevention and psychology.
Attendance to the W200 course is eligible for 6 hours of CPE credit.

BAY STATE GYMNASTICS ACADEMY

24 Ventura Dr N Dartmouth MA 02747

Resilite Gymnastics Equipment Review

I DO NOT SELL EQUIPMENT FOR ANY COMPANY. WHEN I DO FIND THE TIME TO WRITE A REPORT/REVIEW OF A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT- IT IS BECAUSE I USE IT!

This summer I have picked up a few new toys from Resilte. The The “Resi-Hall”  and  the new Vault Training Mat System.

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Vault Training System is A LOT OF MATS. It comes with a 2 foot thick 5×10 and 3, 5 x 10x 8in. With one of the mats having a contoured front to simulate the vault table.

• The system can be configured at four different heights to allow the student to move up as their skill level evolves
• Firm synthetic suede vaulting area for extra rebound
• Energy-absorbing foam specifically designed within the landing area
• “Hook and Loop” connectors on each side of the mat ensures a stable vaulting surface
• Contoured Top Mat can be flipped for entry level competition

As soon as we unpacked it I redid my entire VAULTING plan AND had to shoot all new video for my vault lectures. The mat is just so versatile with your developmental gymnasts.

The mats all have a very solid feel to them and the velcro is large enough to really grip. We have used these mats with all levels of classes and team. If you are in the market for a new “Level 3” Vault mat. THIS IS THE ONE. Not only will it fill your need (at a very good price of $2700) but also it will help with the transition to the vault table.

It has already proven itself invaluable in teaching Yurchenkos.

The only thing that I wish could be improved on is that these mats are HEAVY. But- that is the trade off for solid foam.

The “Resi- Hall” is a great little system to help with teach everything from a straight hurdle and cartwheel to a better snap in a back handspring. Sometimes the best ideas are the simple ones!

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We have all opened up panel mats part way, used little wedge mats and had kids go up against walls to get them to go straight.

Res-Hall3_lrgThese mats are a bargain at $300. As soon as I saw them I purchased a set for each of my gyms.
• This unit easily separates into two various stations
• Can easily be adapted to both the individual student as well as the entire class’s ability level
• Great for beginner to advanced students

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SPEND A YEAR COACHING GYMNASTICS IN ICELAND!

Check out this GYM!!!

Keflavik ad in english

 

Would you like to spend a year in Iceand and coach at our great gymnastics club?

 

We are seeking coaches for our Team Gym teams and also for our younger groups in artistic gymnastics, boys and girls. A season contract available (1.9.2014-1.6.2015) with the option of a longer stay.

We need a fulltime coach who is a caring individual and passionate about gymnastics. We have both womens and mens artistic gymnastics and a growing Team Gym department. This autumn a group of strong former WAG gymnasts is joining our Team Gym Team and we need someone to help us develope our strong team. We also offer varied other assignments depending on your interests and experience.

 

Our gym opens at 13:45 for training and is open till 22:00 in the evening, the facilities are very good, different pit options, open/raisable, LEG and Eurogym Fiber tracks and varied training equipment. 1 main hall and 3 different smaller training areas in adjacent halls.

We are located in the town of Keflavik, just 15 minutes drive from Keflavik international airport and about 30 minutes drive from the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik.

We offer a fair salary and a private appartment close to the gym. We have english speaking staff available to help you get into things.

We are seeking an individual who is willing to be a positive influence on our gymnasts and help them develope strength, caracter and great gymnastics.

If you are positive and a good team player and interested in joining our team please send us your resumé at fimleikar@keflavik.is We will answer all questions and inquiries very swiftly and in the strictest confidence, don ́t hesitate to drop us a line.

Our website is www.keflavik.is/fimleikar http://keflavik.is/fimleikar/myndasafn/?gid=1020

P.s. -Full pass to EC in Team Gym in Iceland october 2014 is included in the years salary

 

The Quit Factor: When is it time to quit?

Gymnastics is one of the toughest sports in the world. Countless hours in the gym, sacrificing a social life, pushing your body to exhaustion, and for what? To learn that sometimes even if you try your best, it still may not be good enough? Gymnasts are taught to push themselves almost to their breaking point in order to attain the unattainable: perfection. But what happens when a gymnast actually reaches his or her breaking point? How do you know if it’s really time to throw in the towel?

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The Quit Factor

Gym Momentum Training Camp Review

This year we hosted Gym Momentum Camp at Yellow Jackets Gymnastics in Boston. I was more than a little nervous because of new location and all the logistics that went into it.

The ENTIRE Korman family and the staff at Yellow Jackets were terrific hosts. There was not one thing that I ever wanted or needed that was not taken care of.

The gymnasts and their coaches as well as Gym Momentum staff all stayed at a local hotel. Accommodations were great and the hotel was in a very convenient locations.

My goal was to deliver quality  instruction for BOTH gymnasts and Coaches.  We were full with over 100 gymnasts and 30 plus coaches attending . The energy was incredible.

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Gymnasts attending camp were from:

New Hampshire

Maine

Massachusetts

New York

Texas

Connecticut

New Brunswick, Canada

Newfoundland, Canada

Alberta, Canada

Argentina

Reykjavik, Iceland

 

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As I said, I think the energy and enthusiasm that my staff had really was infectious to all the coaches and gymnasts. Each day we had 5 rotation in the morning (Olympic events plus dance) and 5 Rotations in the afternoon (Olympic events plus photo shoot) then a 45 minute open workout.

As a coach- I always was frustrated when gymnasts from my club attended a camp were were thrown for skills they either were not ready for or that were not taught in a progressive manner. Gym Momentum staff worked closely with all visiting coaches so that they knew what drill we were doing and what was the next step. Each night we had a Q and A session with coaches to answer any questions they might have and share our philosophy.

I believe the comments made by coaches that attended say it all:

Hi Tony,

I need to let you know that this was such a great experience for all my kids, staff and parents. Thank you for putting something together that was fun, educational for the kids & coaches, and that fired up my girls so much that we’ve added on an extra practice for this week.

As you know, we’ve been rebuilding and restructuring. Every year gets better, and opportunities like this are such a blessing. We had eyes, ears, and minds open all weekend, coaches & kids, and will 200% be back next year.

Amazing job, please take a moment and be proud of your and the staff’s hard work, and (maybe) take a nap!! We’ll see you at congress!


Sincerely,

Samantha Kelley
Jean’s Gymnastics Director of Operations

 

Tony

I have to say that Gym Momentum has been by far the best training camp that my team has been to. It was well rounded with education for myself and for my athletes, and there is nothing better than that. Your staff, as well as yourself, were extremely approachable, helpful and knowledgeable. We are all ready to attack this summer’s training with gusto! :)

Jayne Geddes

River Valley Gymnastics, Canada

 

 

 

GYMNASTS ARRIVING

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A couple VERY Tired girls arriving from Argentina

A couple VERY Tired girls arriving from Argentina

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GYM PHOTOS THANKS TO REBECCA SYKES. ALL INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS CAN BE PURCHASED AT SYKED PHOTOGRAPHY 

After Gym Momentum Camp We toured Boston’s Famous Quincey Market and Faneuil Hall

Monday Everyone that was around went up to TAKE FLIGHT AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK

Some Gymnasts from Texas, Canada and Iceland walk into a gym… Gym Momentum had some gymnasts extend their stay to be trained at Atlantic Gymnastics in Portsmouth.

What do Gym Momentum Gymnasts do when not in the gym?

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10500321_10152595869223278_4470835420567225588_n GO BRIDGE JUMPING!!

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And we have to EAT. BBQ at Gym Momentum World Head Quarters

I will continue to Update this page as I get in more videos and photos.