This will be a 2 day workshop weekend for Coaches! All registered member Coaches and Coaches in Training may attend this workshop weekend.
Coach Workshop Weekend Aug 25-26, 2018 Registration Form (Fillable PDF, save, then fill, then save, then send)
Saturday, August 25th:
9:00AM-10:00AM – Recreational Forum (with Jamie Benson) – this session will be an open forum to discuss questions you might have, struggles in your gym, things that are going really well, other topics concerning your gym with other Recreational Directors and Coaches. The intent is to share ideas and come up with solutions.
10:00AM-11:00AM – Game Generating Forum (with Jen Fehr) – this will be an active session to share ideas for games and have some fun trying the games out!
11:00AM-12:00PM – Theme Generating Forum (with Kara Thorpe) – the key to a successful Active Start program is using your imagination and developing fabulous theme days/weeks for your participants under 6 years old. This session will be an open forum to help each other come up themes and fun activities/props to use with the various themes.
1:00PM-5:00PM – Adapting for Athletes with a Disability (with Kara Thorpe & Lori Morphy) – This workshop will cover a general description of different types of disability and characteristics that are important to know about in the gym. We will share practical tips and tricks for managing athletes with different needs and abilities in your gym, including dealing with challenging behavior. This will include active examples, so be prepared to participate. There will be time for questions and answers.
Sunday, August 26th:
9:00AM-12:00PM – Recreational Supervisors Training (with Jen Fehr) – this session will be geared towards supervisors of coaches trying to obtain Gymnastics Foundations Certification but may also be attended by all coaches, especially coaches who are going through the GF certification process. It will cover how to support coaches through the certification process, what requirements must be met for a successful evaluation outcome, the new certification process and a brief overview of the Foundations program.
1:00PM-5:00PM – Choreography Workshop (with Anya Patlosova) – this session will cover creating artistry in choreography (use of music, theme, expressive use of body/face), technical preparation for pivots and leaps (creating amplitude through passive and active flexibility, proper alignment, conditioning for balances/pivots and leaps).