WAG High Performance Pathway Virtual Clinics



Recently the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) pathways team hosted an online, virtual clinic. The clinic was an overwhelming success, with more than 50 athletes from 29 programs attending the two-hour program.

Members of the WAG High Performance Pathway had the chance to connect and share their remote training experiences, strategies for maintaining a positive mindset and discuss the challenges they are facing. The participants also discussed values, attitudes and behaviours that will be implemented upon their return to training.

Gymnastics Australia (GA) WAG Pathways Coach, Regan Molyneaux was joined by High Performance (HP) Coach, Joshua Fabian, Senior National Squad WAG athletes, Tiana Odessa, Talia Folino, Sidney Stephens, Junior National Squad WAG Athletes Chloe Trisic, Olena Edmeades, Lucy Stewart and National Squad Rhythmic Athletes Lidiia Lakovleva and Phoebe Learmont.

The athletes in attendance gained selection as they had plans to qualify and compete at the 2020 Australian Championships within the following divisions:
• Level 9 under (2009, 2008 born)
• Level 10 (2008 or 2007 born with top rankings at Australian Classic 2019 or performance tracking standards towards Junior International 2020)
• Future International (2008 or 2007 born)
• Junior International (2007 born)

   

The session showed impressive growth in WAG high-performance programs around Australia who are currently contributing to the WAG High Performance Level 9 under and Future International divisions.

The session consisted of a combination of technical and holistic development including goal setting, time management and nurturing mindset.

The physical preparation of the camp included a variation of the WAG TFA warm up, balancing drills and artistic movement preparation to assist with skills on multiple apparatus.

Gymnasts were also guided through physical and mind training of the Jaeger on bars, which included learning several fundamental positions, how to perform a world class Jaeger and how to spot with a pillow.

If you have any questions regarding the high-performance pathway, or would like to share your experiences, please don’t hesitate to contact WAG Pathways Coach, Regan Molyneaux rmolyneaux@gymnastics.org.au or 0408 545 687.