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Excelsior AD Club newsletter March 2019 We have had so much happen in the last month, and exciting things happening in the run up to Easter, it is best to keep them all in one place. So here you go. 6 members complete their Athletic Development Coaching Course Archie, Daisy, Flora, Jakin, Rebecca and Stephanie […]
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Educational Gymnastics

Educational Gymnastics

educational gymnastics

Children today are physically illiterate. The massive reduction in time spent in free play has led to a generation of people who have yet to experience the joy of movement.

Formal gymnastics (as seen at the Olympics) requires the child to strive to perform very specific skills. The end product of the skill is a desire for uniformity.

Educational Gymnastics starts with the child’s ability as they walk into your class and focusses on how they can develop themselves through exploration and guided discovery.

An example can be seen in this video.

This course will help Teachers and Coaches set up classes for children of all abilities and give you the confidence to create more interesting and varied lessons.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to Educational Gymnastics. Historical context, current gaps.
  2. The Movement Framework: why it is used.Educational gymnastics course
  3. Planning a lesson: structure, free practice, guided discovery, how to make the most of 45 minutes.
  4. Practice 1: Getting started and gym layout, essential equipment.
  5. Lunch
  6. guided discovery

    Using the body

    Practice 2: Space

  7. Practice 3: Body
  8. Practice 4: Relationship
  9. Practice 5: Effort
  10. Summary and overcoming common difficulties.

Each practice will include: working from a sample plan; expanding progressions and regressions; and adjusting for different abilities.

By the end of the course you will be able to use the planning template to organise a term of gymnastics lessons that suits pupils of all abilities.

If you are interested in hosting a course please email James Marshall at James@excelsiorgroup.co.uk 

Client Testimonials

Robin Williams GB Footballer Paralympian
I have been training with James for over four years now and firmly believe he has played a key role in my transformation as an athlete and therefore as a footballer. It’s fair to say I was in poor condition in various aspects when we first met, however, James’ ability to focus on the most important things and eliminate the baggage from training has enabled me to develop rapidly, having missed selection for the 2009 European Championships I am now a regular in the starting lineup.
 
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Sports Performance Workshop: Willand
10 Apr 2019

Sporting success starts here

  • Are you a sporting teenager who wants to get better? 
  • Do you play more than 1 sport?
  • Do you want specific advice on how you can prepare for the matches ahead?
  • Do you want to know how to balance school/ club sporting commitments?
  • This day is for you. 

The Day will include: 

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