For the past few months I have been sending out a weekly e-mail/ newsletter to Gym Momentum Camp Attendees, Gym Momentum Camp Staff as well as friends and those who have expressed interest in the Gym Momentum Community and/ or camp. Yesterday someone asked me, “Why don’t you also post those on line?”
Thinking about it- I really should. So here is GYM MOMENTUM MONDAY for the week of February 12, 2018.
I will continue to be sending out the e-mail on Monday and will be posting here Monday Night or Tuesday. If you are interested in receiving the e-mail let me know.
Happy Monday Everyone!
Last week I took my mom on a cruise. Something you may not know about my mother is that she was also my first coach.
As I was packing for my cruise I was thinking about all coaches who I had an opportunity to learn from.
My mother, Denise Edmonds, who gave me the love of the sport.
Coach Bean, who challenged me to work harder than the next guy.
Don Tonry, who taught me the science behind the sport.
Kip Reed, who made practice fun.
With them in mind I started the Facebook Community – Thank You to My Gymnastics Coach and the #thankscoach on twitter. There was even a small article written about it in International Gymnast
Without taking anything away from the victims who were abused in our sport or ANY sport- I want to take some time to say THANKS to the great coaches out there. Whether it is a class coach, a developmental team coach, JO, USAIGC, Xcel or Elite Coach- THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO!
You are the first ones in and the last ones out of the gym on a daily basis. You plan your classes or practices. You schedule competitions. You spend weekends on the road in hotels at competitions. You are a role model for al those around you. I know you take all these duties seriously and I know very often parents will NOT thank you. So the least I can do is to recognize your efforts and Thank You.
At Gym Momentum Camp– all the staff takes their duties very seriously. We know that in the course of a long weekend we are not going to teach every gymnast a new skill. Our goal is to work with each coach so that they learn not just the technique but also the progression and plan. The hardest thing for a coach to know is, “what’s next?”. Gym Momentum staff have been their before! We want you to learn from our mistakes and our successes.