Latest PD Opportunities

 

University of Queensland Online Coach Education Courses

Gymnastics Australia has partnered with the School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland to offer Professional Development Online Courses to the gymnastics community. These courses are specifically targeted at the Advanced Silver and High Performance coach.

Online courses are available in the following topics:

  •          Athlete development

  •          Talent identification

  •          Quality coaching (Coach’s work, coach-athlete relationship, coach as a performer, coach as a learner)

  •          Nutrition

  •          Issues in sport

  •          Psychology

Cost of modules varies from $120 to $280 and specific courses can be used to gain credit towards a Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching. Click here to read more about the courses and this fantastic learning opportunity.  

 

Team Future Camps

Team Future is the GA branding of our high performance development program across all Olympic Gymsports. Team Future activities encompass a holistic development program for the young gymnast. As an Advanced, Advanced Silver or High Performance Coach you are able to attend as an observer and become immersed within the pathways training environment. Click here to find out more information about Team Future Camps. 

The cost per camp is $300 plus $100 per person per night if you stay at this AIS. This fee includes accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) plus attendance at the coach and athlete education workshops program.  Alternatively if you choose to arrange your own accommodation and food, the cost per camp is $300. 

The dates for the 2016 Team Future Camps can be found here.  Click here to submit your Expression of Interest.

International Expert Camps

Shadow an internationally renowned expert at one of the Team Future Camps and become immersed in the training of Australia’s future talent. You will observe training, join in coach specific education sessions, interact with other coaches, share ideas and experiences, create and interpret new knowledge and undertake reflective practice. This experience is suitable for a coach or judge and will be highly rewarding for any individual who has a willingness to embrace learning and show support for others to learn.

Click here for more information including dates. Click here to submit your Expression of Interest.

Webinars

The Webinar Series is a pilot program developed as part of the suite of new professional development opportunities on offer from Gymnastics Australia for accredited coaches.  This online program will be piloted in March and April 2016 and is targeted at providing opportunities for Advanced, Advanced Silver and High Performance coaches to enhance their coaching practices. This series will be available throughout the year.

The coach will be able to purchase a place on the course through the Gymnastics Australia Learning Management System (LMS) and will be provided with an access code to dial into the webinar via GoTo Meeting.

What – The ‘Athlete development series’

  • Webinar #1: Physical preparation for young gymnasts – Part 1 
  • Webinar #2: Physical preparation for young gymnasts – Part 2

Webinar #1 and #2 will look at how to implement principles of strength and conditioning within your training program.  

To read more about GA's webinar series, click here.