NZ First Stop for New President

Anna Robertsone-News, FIG Academy, GymSchool 2017, International

The newly elected President of the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), Mr Morinari Watanabe, paid a ‘flying’ visit to New Zealand just two weeks into his role. Mr Watanabe was elected as only the 9th FIG President in it’s over 135 year history, at the 81st Congress of the FIG members in Tokyo, in October of last year. “We are … Read More

WAG STEPs Coach/Judge Workshops

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Member Updates, Regional, Women's artistic gymnastics

The WAG Coach/Judge Workshops will be offered in March on the new STEPs routines. There will be two sessions available at each location: STEPs 1-3 STEPs 4-6. The workshops will go over in detail coaching and judging aspects of the new routines, with the aim of having a consistent message delivered throughout the country. Please note the following for all … Read More

GymSchool a Huge Hit

Anna Robertsone-News, GymSchool 2017, Regional

More than 110 coaches attended GymSchool on 14-15 January, which was a collection of coaching courses and workshops across all gymnastics disciplines. Sessions also included updates to the WAG and MAG competition programmes. Our inspirational presenters included Mary Wright, Terry Walker, Michele Hawke, Alexandra Koudinova, Mike Weinstock, Adrian Coman, Jarrod Herriot, Craig Carter, Erica Thorby, Flaminio Oliveira, Bronte Collucio and … Read More

Paula’s GymSchool Experience

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, GymSchool 2017, Regional

Paula Croasdale from Fantastic Gymnastics was one of the 110 coaches who attended GymSchool.  Here is what she had to say about her experience doing the WAG Junior Coach Course… “Annie Prout and I attended the WAG Junior Coach Course at GymSchool and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The courses and the workshops were well organised and the presenters were great … Read More

Growing Performance – Breakfast with BG Expert

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Education, Men's artistic gymnastics, Regional, Uncategorized, Women's artistic gymnastics

‘Growing Performance’ – Breakfast with Eddie Van Hoof (Technical Director of British Gymnastics) Sport Wellington and High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ) are proud to be co-hosting this breakfast workshop, providing the opportunity to learn from one of Great Britain’s elite gymnastics coaches.  Eddie Van Hoof will share practices that he has learned and developed during his time in the sport. … Read More

Coach & Judge Education – Planning and Funding

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, South Island

With the new four-year cycle just started, Clubs need to identify the education needs of coaches and judges, especially where new qualifications are needed. Your Relationship Manager is available to help you develop a Coach and Judge Education Plan.  Using information from the Education Framework (including XTND), this will enable you to plan which courses your team need to attend … Read More

NZ First To Hold 2017 FIG Academy

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, FIG Academy, Men's artistic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

The FIG Level 2 Academy (which doubles in New Zealand as the Senior Coach Course) was held from 9-16 January, the first international Academy this year. The course was an intensive seven days and culminated with theory and practical exams for all twenty four participants. The group of WAG and MAG coaches from New Zealand, Australia and Philippines became a close-knit team … Read More

FIG Academy Kicks Off

Anna RobertsonEducation, FIG Academy, International

The FIG Level 2 Academy for artistic gymnastics (WAG and MAG) kicked off last night. We are excited to host participants from Australia, Philippines and New Zealand and extend a huge welcome to our FIG international experts – Derick Scholtz (South Africa), Tim Lees (Australia), Stacey Umeh (Australia) and Mini Rodriguez (Chile). It is the mission of the FIG Coach … Read More

Calling All Administrators, Managers and Committee Members

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, GymSchool 2017, Regional

GymSchool 2017 ‘Everything you needed to know but didn’t have time to find out’ A special component of the upcoming GymSchool will focus solely on administrators, centre managers and committee members. The role of administrator, centre manager or committee member comes with such a wide range of requirements, but knowing where to find information on how to do aspects of the … Read More

Development Opportunities for Coaches and Administrators

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, GymSchool 2017, Midlands, Regional, South Island

For GymSchool 2017 we have added a wide range of workshops to run alongside the accredited coaching courses being delivered. These workshops have been developed based on feedback throughout the year from coaches and club managers, and reflect a growing desire among coaches to develop their skills within the coaching level they are at as well as progressing through the … Read More