The 2018 Australian Gymnastics Championships are here!

The 2018 Australian Gymnastics Championships are now under way however our representative, Olivia T., will not be in action until the start of next week. In the meantime, here’s where to keep up to date with the latest from the competition:

Australian Gymnastics Championships Website – This is the main information hub for Nationals 2018. On this dedicated website, you’ll be able to find information about session times, livestreams, tickets, daily competition wrap ups and event results.

Gymnastics Australia Instagram – The Gymnastics Australia Instagram account will feature wall to wall event coverage for the duration of the Championships including photos and videos from on the competition floor.

Gymnastics NSW Instagram – The Gymnastics Australia Instagram account will feature photos and videos of Team NSW in and around the competition floor. Make sure to check out their Story by clicking the pink and orange ring around the logo in the top left corner so you don’t miss out on any of the action.

OVO Play – OVO Play is a streaming service that will be live streaming some of the Championship events. Tune in to the live stream to see athletes from around the country compete across five gymnastic disciplines.

Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts to find out when you can see Olivia in action. Good luck Olivia!

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Olivia in her State Team leotard before flying out for the Championships.


Coach Education and Professional Development

Over the past month, Miranda RSL Youth Club coaches have participated in a number of professional development activities to continue to ensure that we are providing our athletes with the best possible level of instruction and supervision possible. A brief summary of the activities is included below.

 

Trampoline Gymnastics Intermediate Coaching Course

In late April, two of our junior Trampoline coaches, Keelie and Sarah, participated in the Intermediate Trampoline Face to Face Course. This was a full day activity held in Auburn that was the culmination of months of hard work. The Face to Face course is the final step in obtaining an Intermediate Coaching Accreditation and involves a mixture of theoretical and practical assessments under the supervision of some of NSW’s top Trampoline Gymnastics coaches.

The Youth Club would like to congratulate Keelie and Sarah for obtaining their Intermediate Accreditation at this course and commend them for their dedication to the Youth Club and their own professional development as coaches.

 

First Aid Course

On the 20th of May, sixteen coaches participated in an all day First Aid Course at the Youth Club in order to renew (and for a couple of our beginner coaches, attain) their accreditations.

As Trampoline Gymnastics involves inherent risk, it is important that every staff member is trained to deal with any incident that may arise, no matter how big or small. The First Aid Course includes CPR certification and additional training in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED. An AED was purchased by the Youth Club late last year and is mounted on the wall of the hall in case it is ever needed.

 

The Youth Club pays for all coach accreditations, qualifications and professional development to make sure that every coach is given the opportunity to reach their full potential and attain their desired level of qualification. Coach education is by far the Youth Club’s biggest expenditure, even more than the cost of upgrading and replacing equipment. We would like to thank every coach who has dedicated their time to developing their expertise, and helping us provide quality instruction in a range of activities for children and young adults in the Sutherland Shire.

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Grand Prix 2 – Entries Closing Soon!

Grand Prix 2 is the second in a series of levels competitions held throughout the year at the end of each school term. Entires close at the end of next week so make sure to get your entires in soon! More details about the event are included below.

Date: 24th June 2018
Start Time: TBC (8am or 9am)
Venue: Altitude Gym Sports  (Unit 1, 6 Church Rd, Moorebank NSW 2170)
Cost: $22 entry fee (plus $90 Annual Gymnastics Australia registration fee and $4.40 per Levels Badge)
Entries Close: 18th May 2018

Athletes attending this competition should wear their club shirt with plain black shorts.

To enter, or to find out more, please speak to your coach.

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Brand New Equipment

Earlier this week, the Youth Club received a delivery of over $8000 worth of brand new equipment. This equipment was purchased to help improve the matting around the gymnasium and upgrade our Trampoline safety equipment.

The new equipment includes:

  • A new Double Mini Landing Mat with competition markings.
  • 2 new Soft Landing Mats for Single Mini and Tumbling.
  • 2 new Spotting Mats for Trampoline.
  • 2 new Large Spotting Boxes
  • 2 new Small Spotting Boxes

Thank you to all the coaches and Youth Club members who helped to unpack and set up the new equipment.

Some of our new equipment including our new Double Mini Landing Mat and new Spotting Mats.


Coach Sasha tries out the new Spotting Mats.


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Updates To Timetable – Term 2 2018

A reminder that there will be a few changes to the Trampoline and Tumbling timetable this term. The changes are as follows:

  • The Monday night Competition Class will now run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The weekly strength and conditioning session with Dean Harriton will continue to run, however will now take place from 7:00pm through to 7:30pm.
  • The Tuesday night Competition Class will now run from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
  • The Wednesday night Tumbling class will also run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm each week.

If you have any questions regarding these timetable changes please speak to the class supervisor either before or after your next lesson.