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

FIG Age Group Camp First for NZ

Anna RobertsonEducation, International, Rhythmic gymnastics

We were super excited to host the FIG Rhythmic Age Group Camp over the weekend, the first of its kind in New Zealand. This was a follow up to the Oceania Camp run last year in Australia. Developed by FIG, many federations run the Age Group Programme – some as prescribed and other federations making some adaptions. It was a … Read More

WAG Performance Camps and Workshops

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Women's artistic gymnastics

The end of January saw the first Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Junior and Senior Performance Camps held in Christchurch. The programme is created for both athletes and coaches – building the capability of coaches to deliver better gymnastics, to then create better athletes across all levels. Invited athletes attended with their coaches and were trained under the direction of WAG Performance … Read More

2018 Prime Ministers Scholarship Recipients

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, International

Gymnastics New Zealand is excited to announce that six international judges are the recipients of a Prime Minister’s Scholarship. Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Officials (judges) helps judges gain the skills to officiate at pinnacle events. The scholarship is awarded once a year. Recipients of a 2018 Scholarship are: • Michelle Woolf – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (Hutt Valley) • Gareth Brettell … Read More

Clubland Programmes Update – Feb 2018

Anna RobertsonClubland Newsletter, Community Sports Newsletter, Education, Member Updates

TeamGym and Tumbling The two priority programmes developed in 2017 were TeamGym and Tumbling pathways.  Both of these programmes became a focus through the community need and linking to the national participation strategy supporting retention of athletes in clubs. Elementary Coach pilot education courses for TeamGym and Tumbling were offered in November and were fully subscribed with 30 participants on each … Read More