Youth Coach Connect sets up a bright future for gymnastics coaching

Anna RobertsonEducation

September and October held the much-anticipated Youth Coach Connect conferences which saw 111 coaches from 26 clubs come together at the Wellington and Auckland events. Last year’s coach development research project showed that both holistic and technical approaches were integral to developing youth coaches, so Youth Coach Connect was created as a platform to drive these two key themes. This … Read More

Ollerup scholarships awarded for 2024

Anna RobertsonEducation

We are very excited to announce the Ollerup Scholarship recipients for 2024-2025. Please join us in congratulating Maia has been thinking about applying to Ollerup for the past few years and became sure about it when the Ollerup Elitehold group visited her gym, showing their joy and enthusiasm for gymnastics and movement. Maia has been involved in gymnastics since a … Read More

Wellness is Key to Sustained High Performance

Anna RobertsonEducation, Shaping Gymnastics

High performance in gymnastics doesn’t have to come at the cost of physical and mental suffering.That was the message American gymnastics coach, strength trainer, and renowned physiotherapist and injury specialist Dr Dave Tilley delivered to an online audience of New Zealand gymnastics coaches during a highly informative recent webinar. This theme was woven through the three lectures in the workshop: … Read More

Coach Connect Conference 2022

GNZ AdminEducation, Gymnastics New Zealand

The Education team is excited to present to you the Information Pack for the Coach Connect Conference 2022 – Growth and Resilience. The Coach Connect Conference is an opportunity for all coaches (aged 16+) to come together, to connect, grow and learn. The theme for the 2022 conference is growth and resilience. The conference will consist of a series of … Read More

Awesome fun at the Gym for All Symposium

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, GFA Coaching Symposium

Over Labour weekend, whilst many people enjoyed the warm, dry weather, a bunch of enthusiastic coaches and presenters attended the Gym for All Symposium in Wellington. The Gym for All Symposium is a weekend of coaching workshops aimed at the recreation or Gym for All community. On day one we had a theme topic of group performance, introducing Gymnaestrada and … Read More

FIG Level 3 Academy

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, FIG Academy

We were excited to have six coaches attend a FIG Level 3 Coaching Academy in Canberra last month. The Academy went for seven days and comprised of theory and practical lectures and exams. The coaches who attended were: Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Mathew Rowley (North Harbour), Sarah Miller (North Harbour) Men’s Artistic Gymnastics: Dane Smuts (North Harbour MAG) Rhythmic Gymnastics: Isabel … Read More

Win Win for Club and Coaches at Manawatu

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

In 2017 Manawatu Gymsports completed a Coach & Judge Education plan with Central RM Megan Russell. Combined with the new qualification requirements, this highlighted to them that they had a gap in formal coaching qualifications in the club. The club had already been working very hard on areas of growth, and an unplanned move of venues; consequently education had not … Read More

Education Update – Term 4, 2018

Anna RobertsonClubland Newsletter, Education

Practical Coaching Hours and migration of coach/judge qualifications At the end of each year, Gymnastics New Zealand collects practical coaching hours from clubs. This information has previously been collected on excel spreadsheets. As we roll out our new database, there will be changes to this process. Through the Club Portal, clubs will be able to input coaching hours directly to … Read More

XTND 2019 Brings New Online Resources

Anna RobertsonEducation, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Our Education team is always working hard to keep our courses current and updated. Part of this was the introduction of online courses and resources and the updating of the Foundation Coach qualification. After 8 years it is now time for XTND’s turn. Through this process we have been working with clubs, past and current XTND coaches and presenters to … Read More

GymSchool 2019

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Education, GymSchool 2019

We are pleased to let you know that all information and registration for all courses and workshops to be held at GymSchool is now available on the Education calendar. GymSchool will be held 12-13 January 2019 in Auckland. This is an amazing coach development weekend which includes a multitude of practical coaching courses and workshops aimed at intermediate and higher-level … Read More