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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.

Trampoline Hall Deep Clean

On Thursday the 16th of July, several Trampoline and Tumbling coaches took part in a deep clean of the Trampoline Hall in preparation for the clubs scheduled reopening on the 20th of July. This deep clean included:

  • Cleaning all specialised equipment including trampolines, landing mats and boxes.
  • Vacuuming internal roofs, wiping down wall padding and clearing out old cobwebs along the external plastic cladding.
  • Wiping down display cabinets and storage units.
  • Packing away unnecessary furniture and equipment to maximise floor space.
  • Setting up hand sanitiser stations, putting up COVID-19 signage and laying down physical distancing markers.
  • A thorough vacuum of the entire gym.

Thank you to all the coaches who came along and helped out. The Karate Room deep clean is taking place today.

We are now fully ready to reopen, our COVIDSafe plan is in place, our coaches have been trained in our new procedures and COVIDSafe practices and our club is clean and ready to go. Classes resume next week, we can’t wait to see you there!

Only 2 weeks to go!

Our coaches are now back in the Youth Club and working very hard to get everything ready for when classes resume on the 20th of July.

Stay tuned for more updates in the near future.

Return to Training – 6th June 2020

Please read the following update from our Club President Ann Corey-Hewitt.

We look forward to seeing you when we return at the beginning of Term 3!

REReturntoTraining06062020.pdf

ANZAC Day reminder

Next Saturday is ANZAC Day. While we won’t be gathering for our traditional Dawn Service, there are still ways that you can commemorate the occasion at home.

At 6am on ANZAC Day, we ask you to stand in your driveway, on your balcony or in your living room to remember all those who have served and sacrificed. You can tune in to the Australian War Memorial commemorative service from 5:30am on the ABC.

Find out more about the RSL’s ANZAC Day 2020 initiative by visiting RSLNSW.org.au.