Holiday Training 2021

Holiday training commences today for selected athletes. Please confirm your attendance for each session with the activity supervisor prior to attending. If you or an immediate family member is unwell or you have attended any of the locations listed on the NSW Health website, stay home and get tested.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

All patrons will be required to wear a mask when attending the Youth Club except whilst training. All non-registered members will also be required to sign in via QR code. As such, parents and siblings should remain outside the Youth Club when dropping off or picking up members. If you have any questions or wish to speak with your activity supervisor, please get in touch via phone.

Be sensible, stay safe and we look forward to having you back for another year of fun and fitness at Miranda RSL Youth Club.

 

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Showcase Week 2020

This year, we were unable to hold our annual Display Day event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we held a Showcase Week and invited family and friends to sit in for a class to give our athletes the chance show off their routines and all the new skills they have learnt this year. During this week, we also presented our Perpetual Trophies for 2020.

Congratulations to our award recipients;

Rita Emily Coulton Award – Miranda RSL Youth of the Year  Kristen Chirgwin

Ritchie Gillies Award – Karate Most Improved  Nathan Donaldson

Kara Miller Award – Trampoline Encouragement Award  Lucas Samuel

Joan McMaster Achievement Award – Female Trampolinist of the Year Isabella Richardson

Alec Dengate Achievement Award – Male Trampolinist of the Year  Deklyn Gardner

*Please note that the Bert Walker Award – Karate Athlete of the Year was not awarded due to disruptions caused by  COVID-19.

If you would like access to the photos from Showcase Week 2020, please send us a message and we will provide you with the link as soon as possible.

2020 has certainly been a year to remember and we are looking forward to what 2021 has in store. Starting Monday, we will be running a special ‘Games Week’ program to celebrate the end of the year. Term 4 classes will end on Thursday the 17th of December.

As this will likely be the last update for the year, we hope you have a very happy holidays and as always, stay safe!

The Miranda RSL Youth Club Coaching Team.

Junior Tumbling athletes in action.


Flying high in the Competition Class.


Karate Most Improved Nathan Donaldson with Sensei Brian Cox.


Several class trophies were also awarded participation and achievement during the year.


Youth of the Year 2020 – Kristen Chirgwin


 

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Showcase Week Reminder

Next week is Showcase Week for our Trampoline and Tumbling athletes! Our athletes will be performing their routines for the class and showing off all the new skills they have learnt throughout the year. Parents are welcome to stay and watch their child’s class provided they adhere to our COVID safety measures. We hope to see you there!

Term 4 begins today!

Term 4 is here and we can’t wait to finish off this year with a bang! Please be aware that our COVID Safe practices as listed in our Return to Training Plan are still in effect. Remember to bring a pair of clean socks and a pre-filled drink bottle with you to training and if you are unwell, stay at home!

Before attending the Youth Club, we also ask that you check the following list of locations from the NSW Government. If you or an immediate family member have been to any of the locations during the listed times, please do not come to training.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

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New Tumbling Class

In Term 4 2020, we will be adding a dedicated Tumbling Class to our timetable. This one hour class will run on Thursday nights from 6pm and is suitable for athletes working at Level 2 and above (Proficient in Handstands, Cartwheels and Round Offs).

This class is perfect for anyone wishing to take their tumbling to the next level including gymnasts, dancers and cheerleaders. Athletes in this class will follow a specialised strength and conditioning program designed to prepare them for learning and performing advanced skills.

If you are interested in attending this class, please get in touch so we can secure your spot.

Coach Education Update

It’s been a busy few weeks for our Trampoline and Tumbling coaches.

First of all, we are delighted to welcome a new face onto our coaching team. Nate has been a member of our Competitive Program for a number of years and was awarded the Kara Miller Award for Encouragement in Trampoline in 2018. We are very grateful for all the effort Nate has put into our club over the last few years and hope he enjoys his new role as a junior coach.

We are also pleased to announce that four of our senior coaches have now completed their new accreditations as mentioned in a previous update. On the 30th of August, Rebecca and Emily attended PCYC Hornsby to attain their Intermediate Gymnastics For All coaching accreditation and yesterday Keelie and Sarah attended Shire Gymnastics in Kirrawee to attain their Intermediate KinderGym coaching accreditation.

KinderGym is a program that is specifically designed to assist children aged 0-5 develop fundamental life skills such as balance, co-ordination and rhythm in a safe, fun and engaging environment. With two of our coaches newly accredited, we are looking into the possibility of introducing a KinderGym program to replace our former Junior Jumpers class. If you would be interested in attending KinderGym at Miranda RSL Youth Club, please get in touch.

We would like to thank each and everyone of our coaches who put countless hours into professional development, accreditations and certifications so that we can provide the best possible programs for our members.

Have a safe and happy holidays and we look forward to seeing you back at the Youth Club on the 12th of October for the start of Term 4!

Rebecca and Emily at the Intermediate Gymnastics for All Face to Face Course at PCYC Hornsby.


Keelie and Sarah at the Intermediate KinderGym Face to Face Course at Shire Gymnastics.


Gymnastics NSW Policy Update – Restrictions Eased

In response to the greatly reduced levels of community transmission in NSW, the 10km participation boundary for gymnastics clubs in Greater Sydney will be lifted as of Saturday the 26th of September. You can read the latest Office of Sport statement here.

Please note that our COVID Safe measures as detailed in our Return to Training Plan remain in place.

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Gymnastics NSW Policy Update – New Club Boundaries

Update as of 24th of September 2020: The 10km participation will be lifted on the 26th of September. Please see the most recent news post for more information.

In response to the latest NSW Health Advice for Sport and Recreation, Gymnastics NSW will be implementing a new 10km participation boundary for club members. This means that Trampoline and Tumbling athletes must now live within 10km of the Youth Club in order to continue to participate in our program. This change will come into effect from the 28th of August 2020. Please note this restriction does not apply to school classes or students in our Karate Program.

If you live outside the boundary and do not have another Gymnastics NSW club with a Trampoline and Tumbling program in your area, you will still be eligible to attend our club under the specialised training rule. As we are the only Trampoline and Tumbling program in the South East region, none of our members will be effected at this stage. This may change if the NSW situation worsens.

Click here to read the Gymnastics NSW statement.

If you have any questions or are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Trampoline Head Coach Robert Bull on (02) 9522 0484.

Click the image below to view an interactive map of the 10km boundary around the Youth Club.

COVID-19 Closure Recap

When the Youth Club shutdown in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we were unsure when we would be able to return. While our doors may have been closed, there was plenty going on behind the scenes to make sure that we would be ready to reopen when the NSW situation stabilised and restrictions eased.

During our closure, all coaches were required to complete the Department of Health Covid-19 Infection Control Training. Our Trampoline and Tumbling coaches were also engaged in a number of professional development activities including weekly online seminars on topics such as strength and conditioning, injury prevention techniques and behaviour management. Additionally, our four Beginner coaches begun their Intermediate Trampoline Coaching Accreditation while our Intermediate and Advanced Coaches begun accreditations in new disciplines including Tumbling, KinderGym and Gymnastics for All.

We also took the opportunity to undertake a number of maintenance tasks in and around the Youth Club including servicing our heaters and remounting the wall matting in the Trampoline Hall. COVID safety equipment such as perspex shields and a cover for the bubbler were also installed to protect the health of our members and staff. Finally, a deep clean of the Karate Room and Trampoline Hall took place in the week prior to reopening to ensure that the Club was safe and ready for our members to return.

Our COVID-19 Safety Plan was put together by Chief Instructor Louise Brown and Coach Emily. This information was communicated to our coaches through a COVID-19 Staff Handbook and to our members via our Return to Training Plan. In the week prior to reopening, all Youth Club coaches attended a Safety Induction to ensure they fully understood the new COVIDSafe policies.

It has now been a whole two weeks since we reopened and the Youth Club has quickly settled into the new normal. As always with this pandemic, it is an ever evolving situation and things may change quickly. Any changes to restrictions or Youth Club policies will be quickly communicated to our members via email and using our social media accounts. We are very grateful for your continued support throughout this trying time and we can assure you that our commitment to providing safe, fun and inclusive activities for young people remains unchanged.

All the best,

The Miranda RSL Youth Club Coaching Team.

 

Coaches in action during the Trampoline Hall Deep Clean.

 

Social distancing markers in place ready for athletes to return.

 

Temperature checks on arrival as classes resume.

We’re back!

It’s now only a few hours until we open our doors! For the safety of our members, please DO NOT come to training if:

  •  You or an immediate family member is unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms (including fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath).
  • You have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • You have been advised to self isolate by health authorities (including those currently awaiting COVID-19 test results).
  • You have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
  • You have visited Victoria in the last 14 days.
  • You have recently visited any of the NSW Hotspots listed on the NSW Government website.

We will be implementing a number of new measures including temperature checks on arrival and physically distanced lesson plans to help us keep our members and staff COVID safe. For a full explanation of our new policies, read our Return To Training Plan.

If you have any questions, please send an email to info@mirandarslyc.com.au.