Sunday, December 26, 2010
The 1st Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp held by Gymnastics Ontario this year took place at the Windsor Vistas Gymnastics Club. The facility was excellent for the training camp with ample floor space and a meeting room for meals and lectures. Though the athletes that took part in the camp all came from Gymnastics Mississauga and the Oakville Gymnastics Club it was great to host the Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp in Windsor so that the opportunity was available for coaches in that part of the province to see and learn a bit about Acrobatic Gymnastics. We had a few interested coaches participate in some of the sessions. We hope to see some coaches and athletes from the Windsor area at the February training camp.
The camp focused on the Level System and putting together routines. All who participated took part in a short demonstration of routines on the Sunday morning.
Congratulations to all of the athletes who attended. You really are the very first group of athletes participating in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Ontario. Mississauga and Oakville are leading the charge in this discipline and with beautiful results. I will try to get some videos from the camp on here as well. First I have some pictures.
Thank you to the Windsor Vistas Gymnastics Club for hosting this event and being so accommodating.
Good luck to all of the athletes and coaches as they prepare for the February Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Here is a picture series of a lift to high hand to hand with Dmitri Vinikov from St. Petersberg, Russia with Laeo from Protugal at the Level 2 FIG Academy, November 2009. Notice the support on the right hand during the lift.
This picture features the USA National Acrobatic Gymnastics Team warming up during a training camp at Karolyi's Ranch in Texas in November. The Team looks sharp in their warm up suits.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
This weekend is the 1st Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp for the year at Windsor Vistas Gymnastics Club.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Just letting everyone in the GTA know that there is still space on the Bus going from the Oakville Gymnastics Club to Windsor Vistas next weekend (November 26th to 28th).
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Here is the official Call to Camp for the 1st Acrobatic Gymnastics Training Camp being hosted by Gymnastics Ontario this year. The Training Camp will be at the Windsor Vistas Club.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Here is what the Level 1 Individual Element routine from the draft Canadian Level system for Acrobatic Gymnastics looks like on paper. For those of you who are interested this is what we work from to create the routine you see in the video below. It is a 10 element routine created to develop all the aspects of an acrobatic gymnast: flexibility, strength, extension, tumbling, and presentation.
Here is a video of the Level 1 Individual Routine for Acrobatic Gymnastics basics. This routine was developed by Andrzej Cichalewski and Dmitry Belyaykov of the Gymnastics
Here one of the Oakville Gymnastic Club's, Provincial level Acrobats shows the Level 1 routine with a few modifications of her own, e.g. the 1st element rather than a stork stand is a Y-scale and she does 3 kick steps instead of two. This routine can be used with Recreational and Interclub groups to teach them the basic elements.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Here is another skill series for a fairly simple skill. High splits for a Women's Trio. First you would make sure your top can do the splits well. Then have them do this with the bases sitting or kneeling on the floor. Here the second base in a boy but this was just for training purposes. The spotters are Karl Warton and Toshco Pavlov, FIG Experts. The athletes are from two different Acro clubs in Portugal. These photos are from the FIG Level 2 course that took place November 2009.