Monday, December 7, 2009

Acro Training

After discussing with the group this is the plan for December Acrobatics Training.

Sunday, December 13th - NO ACRO

Wednesday, December 23rd - 3:00 to 5:00pm Session 10 (of 12)

We will do the other two starting on Sunday evenings in January again. We will start either January 3rd or 10th. It will depend how many can make it to the January 3rd class.

If you are going to be away on January 3rd let me know so that I can finalize whether we will train that night or not.

Have a great couple weeks and I'll have lots to pass along after my two weeks of intense acrobatics activity.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

December 6th

Okay so my schedule is changing again.

Sunday, December 6th is fine though. So I will see you at 6:30 on Sunday this weekend.

December 13th I will not be in the country either. I was selected by Gymnastics Canada to attend and International Gymnastics Coaching Academy for Acrobatics in Portugal. So my plan to take you to another gym is kaput for now. We will go somewhere else though in the new year just to get out and see something new and different.

I am excited to return with more information and ideas for coaching you guys. I will also be in Texas for a week coaching tumbling at the USA National Acrobatics Training Camp so I will see what I can find out there about how we are supposed to present the levels we are currently working on performing.

As well I will post pictures here from the training camp as soon as I am able to finish putting the pictures and posts on the Acrobatic Gymnastics in Ontario blog. For now go there for follow up on that event (see the links on the side bar).

This weekend December 6th is session 9. We have three more sessions. I mentioned doing them over the Christmas Break and so far no one has said that they will be away. Please let me know if you will be gone as there are only a few of you. We can move things to fit everyone hopefully.

Monday, November 9, 2009

November Training Schedule

I was planning on getting a supply coach for the two Sundays that I will be away this month but have decided we will just cancel them for now and make them up over the Christmas holiday. If anyone will be away over the holiday please let me know. We could just resume with the Sunday evening training after the Christmas break and then start our next session sometime in mid-January. For now here is my plan.

12 Acrobatic Gymnastics Sessions

Yesterday, November 8th was Session 7

November 15th Cancelled

November 22nd Cancelled

November 29th Session 8

December 6th Session 9

December 13th Session 10
This session will have to be at another gym or circus school as we are hosting Women's Elite Canada that weekend. It will likely be during the day as I need to be back at the club in the evening to help put the gym back together.

December 20th Cancelled. I will be in Texas at the USA National Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp.

December 23rd Session 11
7:00 to 9:00pm This is a Wednesday night over the Christmas Break

December 30th Session 12
7:00 to 9:00pm This is also a Wednesday night over the Christmas Break

Let me know what you think about these two dates over the break. If you would rather just hold off until after everyone is back in school that is fine. We can do that too.

Thanks for your understanding.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Acro Training Camp Info

Here is the information about the Training Camp that Gymnastics Ontario is hosting.
It will be on November 27th and 28th.

Let me know as soon as you can if you would like to go. I will be leaving it with Agnes while I am gone to Russia. She will be able to take the registrations if I am no longer here to do that. I don't leave until the 11th of November.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Training Schedule

Here is the training schedule for this session.

There are 12 weeks in this session:

1 September 20th

2 September 27th

3 October 4th

Thanksgiving October 11th NO TRAINING

4 October 18th

5 October 25th

6 November 1st

7 November 8th

8 November 15th Don in Russia

9 November 22nd Don in Russia

10 November 29th

11 December 6th

12 December 13th at a Different Gym OGC is closed due to the Women's Elite Canada Gymnastics Competition. I'll let you know where it will be. I'll post it here on the blog.

On the weeks that Don is away there will be a supply coach: either Ellie or Niki.

Winter Session will start in January. Schedule not set yet.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday, October 18th Training

Yes, we have acro on Sunday, October 18th. Please be at the doors at 6:30pm on the dot. We have a couple important guests coming.

The Gymnastics Ontario Program Manager is coming and he is bringing the lady who managed insurance for Gymnastics Ontario. They are assessing Acrobatic Gymnastics and we are the demonstration club for this.

As well Wayne Hussey, the Chief Operating Officer, of the club might stop in to see what Sunday night training looks like.

Please be as punctual as possible.

See you tomorrow,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Big Time Promotion

OGC Acrobatics Team!!!

Go check out your pics on the USA Gymnastics website. Just follow this link.

What a great promotion for our small acrobatics program to be on one of the leading gymnastics websites in the world.

GO Congress ACRO!!!

The year's Gymnastics Ontario Coaching Congress was only the second time that an Acrobatic Gymnastics event has taken place at a provincial level in Ontario. The OGC Acrobatics Team were the overwhelming contributors and participants in this event. Not only did we supply interested young coaches we also provided the demonstration athletes.

Well done OGC Acrobatics team. You looked great. I will post some pictures here.

I hope you all felt like you got something out of it and will be able to transfer all you learned at this congress to what you are working on in the gym.

Thank you to Tom Housley and Selena Peco who came from the USA Gymnastics Acrobatics program to teach us all about the beginner levels of Acrobatics. Much appreciated.

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope you enjoyed the weekend, the turkey, and the break.

Next weekend we will be back to regular training and should remain that way through until the end of this fall session.

I will be gone for a few weekends for World Age Group Championships for tumbling and the club is hosting a gymnastics competition on the 13th of December. I will create a schedule and post it here on the blog. On the weekends that I am away we will still have classes and there will be a supply coach.


Friday, October 2, 2009

GO Coaching Congress

Just wanted to remind everyone that we will be participating in the Gymnastics Ontario Coaching Congress at East York Gymnastics Club tomorrow. The Oakville Gymnastics Club's Acrobatic Gymnastics Team will be there in it's entirety to be used as demonstrators for the clinicians coming from the US. Can't wait.

Please wear something that says Oakville on it. I will be taking lots of photos so check the blog next week for pictures from the Congress.

Welcome Back!

The Oakville Gymnastics Club has another BLOG!!!!

The Acrobatic Gymnastics Team has our own blog again.

I messed up the last one with a type-O so hopefully this ones a keeper.

I will keep you all up-to-date via the blog so make this sight a regular GO TO location.

I will post pictures, links to videos, and news here.