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

WAG Workshops and Performance Camps

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Education, Women's artistic gymnastics

Two WAG workshops were held on Sunday 21 January in Christchurch. The first workshop was a WAG STEP 1 – 4 beam and floor workshop on how the routines should be performed. The workshop was open to all coaches and judges working with STEPS 1-4 and was led by Hannah Prout, who also choreographed the routines. A Physical Abilities Testing (PAT) … Read More

2018 Performance Coach Advance Intake

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

We are pleased to share that Sport New Zealand has accepted the following gymnastics coaches into the Performance Coach Advance Programme (PCA): Josiah Geange – Tri Star, Auckland Erica Thorby – Xtreme Rhythmic, Auckland Krystal Cameron – ARGOS, Bay of Plenty Anna Jackson – MIGS, Bay of Plenty Georgina (Geo) Varela – Rangiora, Canterbury Andrew Forrest – Dunedin Gymnastics Academy, Otago PCA … Read More

Pilot Tumbling Course a Hit

Anna RobertsonEducation, Trampoline

Saturday 12 November saw the pilot of the Tumbling Elementary Coach Course, held at Gym City in Papatoetoe.  26 coaches attended this course which saw the presentation of the new Tumbling Programme, including long and short track.  To support the enthusiasm were just as many athletes who made themselves available as demonstrators, which made for a fantastic practical day of … Read More