The 2018 Building for Tomorrow Gymsports Clinic took place at Sydney Gymnastics and Aquatic Centre from Friday the 23rd until Sunday the 25th of November. It created a valuable opportunity for the NSW High Performance senior squad athletes and coaches to learn from some of the worlds best.
Presenters included international guests Eddie van Hoof (Former GB Head Coach and current Canadian Head Coach), John Curtin (MAG High Performance Manager) Stacey Umeh (Movement Specialist) and John Crampton (sports Psychologist), who provided deeper knowledge of advanced skills, updated techniques for strength and conditioning, and the importance of artistic preparation. Eddie also gave an insight into Great Britain’s Physical preparation programs (PPP) enabling maximum potential and outsourced knowledge relevant to our HPC program.
The first day of The Building for Tomorrow Gymsports Clinic consisted of 7 consecutive theory lectures presented by Eddie and Stacey, educating our coaches on the development of advanced skills such as high bar releases (Kovacs and Jayger) Tippelt and Giants on P-bars and Yurchenko vaults. The 2 days that followed were a combination of theory and practical sessions incorporating the athletes and giving them an opportunity to try out some new skills they may have not had a chance to attempt in their everyday training.