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

GFA Symposium 2018 – Save the Date

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, GFA Coaching Symposium

Following on from the success of the 2016 Gym for All (GFA) Coaching Symposium, Gymnastics New Zealand is delighted to announce that the event will be held again in 2018. The 2018 Gym for All Symposium will be held over the October Labour Day long weekend in Wellington. Please mark the following date in your diary: Sunday October 21 – … Read More

New Elementary Coach Courses – TeamGym and Tumbling

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Education, Midlands

Gymnastics NZ is very excited to introduce two new Elementary coaching courses: Elementary Team Gym that will teach the techniques needed to create team gym performances. The first course to be held on 19 November. Elementary Tumbling that will cover the deployment of skills in level 1-3 tumbling. TeamGym Elementary Coach Course – Auckland This course will give information about … Read More

Updates and Reminders – Central Region

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Wellington Regional Meeting – Date Change Please note that the date for the final Wellington Regional Meeting has been changed to 28 November, 10 – 12pm at Pelorus Trust Sports House. As part of this meeting we will be looking at the Wellington calendar for 2018 – including all GFA competitions.  Please make sure you have your “ideal” dates with … Read More

New Education Courses

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

Gymnastics NZ is pleased to announce the addition of two new coach education courses which will be held as a pilot courses in November this year. Following on from the Gym for All Symposium last year, we will be holding a course for TeamGym Elementary Coach. TeamGym is a competitive activity for teams of 6-12 athletes across three disciplines; floor, … Read More

Trampoline Judge courses

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Trampoline

Revalidation is required for all Junior and Senior Trampoline judges. The combined Junior and Senior Courses have been scheduled for Auckland and Christchurch, and registration is now open. Please note, these are the only time these courses will be held for 2017/2018. For full course details and registration, please view the education calendar. For further information for any of the … Read More

Upcoming Coach and Judge Courses in the Midlands

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Midlands

It has been a busy year in the Midlands for education and because of high demand from Clubs and coaches, we have been able to make more courses available both in the Midlands and surrounding area. To register for courses head to the website. Play Gym 14-15 October, Auckland This course has reached the required numbers already and will definitely … Read More

XTND Update – Central Region

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

XTND Upcoming Dates Wellington Year 1 Students 15 October – Understanding Movement 2 Registrations close 4 October Register now Wellington Year 2 Students 29 October – Aerobics Registrations close 18 October Register now Mentoring Sheets Just a friendly reminder each student must have a completed Year 1 and 2 Mentoring sheet before they are able to graduate from the XTND … Read More