Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wow Factor

Put some "Holy moley!" in your day today, and check out this video of the men's national team training camp in Canberra.

There are some massive skills in development there - check the insane high bar release combos!


55 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was fantastic! That is how the womens training camps should be. An OPEN BOOK. Great work guys.

Anonymous said...

At least the men are doing something exciting at this time, what has happened to the women its strangely quite?

Anonymous said...

They have no money to send their girls to camp.

Anonymous said...

Who has no money?

Anonymous said...

I think Australian girls gymnastics would benefit greatly with this type of atmosphere and excitement at their own camps, surely there would be a massive increase in progression?

Anonymous said...

i agree with anon 11.32

Mez said...

Visibility out of camps and social media presence on the women's program side are definitely something GA have been made mindful of in this post-London rebuilding period.

At the moment, the gymnasts are being visited and reviewed in their respective state training centres.

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by "type of atmosphere" at their own camps?

Anonymous said...

"At the moment, the gymnasts are being visited and reviewed in their respective state training centres."

...and other high performance centres, not just state-based ones.

And hopefully soon we'll know if the ASC is going to give any money to women's gymnastics for this next quad. It seems unlikely, though we're hopeful. For the institutes, this could really hit hard. For the private clubs, it will make no difference to what they currently experience.

Anonymous said...

Peggy Liddick just visited Epping and left a wonderful impression on the girls!

Anonymous said...

Really - that's great for NSW

Anonymous said...

I hope that if they do decide to give money and support to Women's Gymnastics that it goes to the places that are doing well and have produced results, and not just the Institutes.

Anonymous said...

Who has produced significant results in the past 2 years outside of the institutes?

croak croak said...

WAVERLEY! thats the plave to be if you are in victoria.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm sure that comment is NOT coming from a Waverley parent! Very transparent?

AnnaKatherineLP said...

Mez, it might be a good idea to do a post on the changes that the ASC has brought to Australian sport. There have definitely been massive changes to how sport is now funded, and that is directly impacting many policies across multiple sports. People may have heard of the Crawford Report, but The Winning Edge is still a relatively unknown document, despite being cruicial.

It may help keep some funding questions and 'why do our girls never go overseas/our athletes need more competition experience' questions at bay. There are a few decisions being made in the WAG world currently that won't sit nicely with some. It might even be worth looking into someone guest writing that post (dare I say, GA)?

Anonymous said...

Nice AnnaKatherineLP...

This is information I would definitely love to know. I mean the Winning Edge document is available online etc. But how is actually affects gymnastics would be a great thing for the public to know on a forum like this!

Mez said...

The topic of ASC and AOC report(s) into high performance, funding and outcomes post-London was brought to my attention last weekend by someone involved with GA.

Let me see what I can do.

In the meantime, I can confirm that few if any international assignments are happening this year prior to worlds. The women's national program are staying home to work as hard as they can to get difficulty and consistency up across the board. We won't see the results overnight, but it is definitely bigger and better than any address of the issue we've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

IF (and it is a big if) any money is forthcoming, it will be distributed to the institutes and clubs who have had the gymnasts with the highest potential for 2016 identified. Let's hope the "eggs all in one basket" approach might finally be gone!

Anonymous said...

At what point do the girls get funding to travel overseas? Do they need to have completed IDP 10 to qualify? Or can an IDP 10 get funding? Do most girls self-fund their first trip overseas and represent their clubs in comps?

Anonymous said...

Yes but who decides who they are? Don't forget that gymnasts automatically have higher potential if they are being coached by coaches with a proven track record.

Anonymous said...

Mez, ignore any report by the AOC. The funding they provide to GA is minimal compared to the government money and they have little to no influence over the funding decisions made by the ASC. I would be very very surprised if gymnastics features in the funding decisions of the ASC leading in to Rio as they have definitely not proven that the investment will bring a return. It is a catch 22 but unfortunately that is how the government sees it now at the high performance level.

Anonymous said...

There was a high performance coaches pow wow some weeks back. They've already decided. You can feel indignant about it if you like, but it won't help anything. :-) They're unlikely to get any money anyway.

Anonymous said...

Will say that John Curtin is steering the boys program in the right direction. Australia has a lot of young guys ready to hit the International spotlight and the guys are very supportive of each other.

It was nice to see the Jnr National Squad train side by side with the senior guys in camp at the AIS. Some great Juniors coming through too.

Anonymous said...

Any particular junior guys that look promising?

Anonymous said...

The junior boys look so young in the photo on Gym Aust site!

Anonymous said...

hhhmmm and some losses too in the junior boys - for a range of reasons but from what I hear not about the boys wanting to stop the sport they love ... financial, coaching etc to blame for them being lost to the sport ... shame :( ... but I think they need to believe they have time ... they are young and a little time away won't hurt - despite what they are being told

Anonymous said...

It is very difficult to say who looks promising as the majority are U/12 and U/14 but there are some good gymnasts coming through, lets just hope they are developed correctly as there as stated above there has been a few top boys dropping out from all states.

Anonymous said...

I do like how this was a post on MAG gymnastics and it gets hijacked for WAG...........too funny

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wilson jordan said...

Really great work at least every one should know how training are needed to be. It will Gymnastic to grow more.

Anonymous said...

It is a bit of a worry when we can't come up with a few names of some up and coming young junior men. We could mention numerous young ladies who are coming through. Such as Darcey Norman, Paige James, Rianna Mizzen, Brooke Calcott and Eden Tarvit. The fact that you can't remember any boys names off the top of your head is not a good indication of things to come.

Anonymous said...

names of boys to watch ... the Bull brothers from Vic, Kent too from Vic, Lachlan and the Wan brothers from Qld ... Minnie Jones, Scott Costin (a product of outside of HPC!!) ... the younger ones too - Brodie H, making a comeback Gabriel O'Sullivan ... Jackson Clarke ... and sadly I can think of at least as many boys that are hopefully just "taking a break" .... we need to find ways to keep them - and keep good coaches!!!!

Anonymous said...

So who knows which girls from HPC/ clubs around Australia are going to the 2016 eligible camp?

Anonymous said...

Any word from the WAG FIG course last weekend?
From all accounts the failure rate in other countries has been huge. Do we have any qualified judges?

Anonymous said...

I am a WAG parent, but i do enjoy watching the men. i did notice a young boy by the name of Robert Crea from the Hpc he looked promising im not sure if he is currently training though, or whether he is eligible for 2016.

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Anonymous said...

are any WAG gymnasts attending any international competitions anytime soon??

Anonymous said...

@2.35 - Emma Nedov is on the way to Russia in May

Anonymous said...

Do we know yet if Australia is sending any girls to worlds, if so who is looking good to go?

Anonymous said...

Emma Nedov is looking to go for beam and floor at least. Her bars is picking up too. Someone has been working her well it seems as she looks good

Anonymous said...

Georgia Godwin is looking good for all around!

Anonymous said...

Georgia Godwin is looking good for all around!

Anonymous said...

i bet no thanks to that coach she has (emma) eithre!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with her coach?

Anonymous said...

what's right with him!

Anonymous said...

Please feel free to elaborate and fill us in on your credentials that entitles you to sit in judgement of anyone that puts themselves out there as a coach!!!

Anonymous said...

Her coaches are fabulous!. They would be close to the most experiencedmand succesful coaches in Australia!!!

Anonymous said...

Please ignore the added letters and full stop.

Anonymous said...

verification on Saturday should give us the first look at how the potential team may look

Anonymous said...

Is That in Canberra? Who is There?

Anonymous said...

dont need qualifications to see bad coaching..

Mez said...

Do NOT start an argument about coaching or your comment(s) will continue to be deleted.

Anonymous said...

Any news from verification??

Lindsay said...

Wow this is amazing, wish I had their talent