Category Archives: Clinics

State Clinic Review

We would like to thank all those involved with this year’s State Clinic.  We had nine gyms with a total of 85 gymnasts in Saturday’s session and 105 gymnasts in Sunday’s session.  The clinic was a huge success due all who participated including the gymnasts, coaches, judges, parents, host gym, and of course our wonderful clinicians.

Dave Adlard was our lead clinician, who lead a high energy, fun, and exciting warm up.  Then he went on to teach tumbling techniques and lead our floor rotation.  He closed each day with a great cool down.  On beam we had Li Li, a former Olympian and National Team member for China, who now works as an Elite coach for Buckeye Gymnastics.  She lead the girls through dance, beam presentation, skills, and drills.    Daniel McCarthy, who works for Gymnastics Progressions, lead our bar rotation.  He worked with the coaches and gymnasts to show them different approaches to drills, body positions, and skills on bars.  Lastly, we had Leeanne Chishko who ran an exciting rotation of floor dance.  She taught the girls basic dance along with a fun dance routine.

We also had our state judges there to help review routines and skills on all four events.  This was a great preparation for the girls to start the new season.  A special thank you goes to them.

And of course, a huge thank you to our host gym of WV GTC, and our state clinic coordinator, Gene Diaz.  Gene, his staff, and parents ran a very smooth and successful clinic for all involved.

2017 Fall Clinic

The 2017 Fall Clinic will be held at the WVGTC in Morgantown, WV on September 30th – October 1st.

We are excited to expand our clinic this year to include clinicians, coach training, judge certification testing, judging CPE hours, and a state meeting.  There will also be a coaches  social gathering Saturday evening.  Coaches, even if you are unable to make the training portion of the clinic, we invite you to join us Saturday night.

There are two clinicians coming this year,  Dave Adlard and Leeanne Kardos Cheshko.  Dave Adlard is a long time coach who has taught at clinics and congresses around the world.  He  is also accredited with running some of the most successful events around the country, which includes many years of running Region 2 Congress in the pacific northwest.  Leeanne Kardo Cheshko runs TLC Dance World while also working as a choreographer specialist, level 10 judge, and current fitness competitor/ judge.

The Clinic Schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 30th – 12:45 PM Check In Levels – 6-10 and Xcel Diamond
1:00 PM-1:30 PM~Warm up/Stretch – Dave Adlard
1:30 PM-2:15 PM~Dave Adlard-Interactive Tumbling Trends
2:15 PM-2:55 PM~First rotation
2:55 PM-3:35 PM~Second rotation
3:35 PM-4:05 PM~Break / Coaches discussion with Dave Adlard
4:05 PM-4:45 PM~Third rotation
4:45 PM~5:25 PM~Fourth rotation
5:25 PM-6:05 PM~Fifth rotation
6:10 PM:6:40 PM~Open Workout
6:40 PM:7:00 PM~Cool Down/Final Remarks

*The State Meeting/Coaches Social Gathering will be held Saturday night.  Time and location TBD

Sunday, October 1st – 11:00 AM Check In Levels – 4&5, Xcel Silver, Gold, Platinum
11:15 AM-11:45 AM~Warm up/Stretch-Dave Adlard
11:45 AM-12:30 PM~Dave Adlard-Interactive Tumbling Trends
12:30 PM-1:05 PM~First rotation
1:05 PM-1:40 PM~Second rotation
1:40 PM-2:10 PM~Break / Coaches discussion with Dave Adlard
2:10 PM-2:45 PM~Third rotation
2:45 PM-3:20 PM~Fourth rotation
3:20 PM-3:55 PM~Fifth rotation
3:55 PM-4:30 PM~Open Workout
4:30 PM-4:50 PM~Cool Down/Final Remarks

All rotations, throughout the weekend, will occur in Olympic Order: Vault, Bars, Beam, and Floor.  LeeAnne Cheshko will run a floor dance rotation upstairs in the dance room.

Gymnasts are responsible to bring their own food for break.  WVGTC will provide fresh fruit and Gatorade at this time.  Gatorade will also be provided for the gymnasts during the clinic.

The fee is $25 per gymnast.  Please fill out the 2017 Fall Clinic Registration Form, and send in one check per club by the deadline of September 20th. Checks should be made out to WVUSAG.  Payments and registration forms are to be sent to:

WVGTC
226 Vista Del Rio Dr.
Morgantown, WV 26508

The State Clinic is a sanctioned event, so all those attending (coaches, judges, and gymnasts) must have up to date memberships.  Each gymnast must be accompanied by USAG certified coach.  Coaches will work with their gymnasts on each event along with available clinicians and judges.

State Clinic 2017

Our state clinic is set for September 30th and October 1st 2017.   Gymnasts in levels 4-10 and Xcel Silver – Xcel Diamond are invited to come.  If you are interested in hosting the state clinic please fill out State Clinic Bid Form.  All bids must be submitted by August 1st, 2017.

If you have any question in regards to the state clinic or the bid form, please contact our WV State Clinic Coordinator, Gene Diaz.

Training Opportunity Reschuled

The Tom Forster Training at Revolution Gymnastics has been rescheduled for Wednesday November 2nd.

Tom will be working with coaches from 9:30 am through 12:30 pm and will be focusing on conditioning, shaping, swinging and circling for bars.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Susan at susan@revolutiongymnastics.net.

Training Opportunity

After the state meeting on Sunday, additional coach training was one of the most asked for items as a use for the state funds.

The WV Committee has decided to cover the cost of any gym that would like to attend the Tom Forster Training at Revolution Gymnastics on November 1st.

Tom will be working with coaches from 9:30 am through 12:30 pm and will be focusing on conditioning, shaping, swinging and circling for bars.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Susan at susan@revolutiongymnastics.net.

Tom Forster Education Opportunity

Tom Forster will be visiting Revolution Gymnastics the week of Nov 1st. They wanted to open up their Tuesday morning staff training to the clubs in the state. Tom will do a 3 hour training session on developmental bars ages 4-7. He will touch on conditioning, shaping, swinging and circling. This is great opportunity to learn from the very best. Tom is currently the National Bar Staff for USA gymnastics.

The coaches clinic will be Tuesday morning, Nov 1st, 9:30-12:30 at Revolution Gymnastics in Cross Lanes.

$50 single
$75 per club

If you are interested email or call Susan Brown.
They would love to have you.

Susan Brown
304-545-2398
Susan@revolutiongymnastics.net

2016 Fall Clinic Reminder

We are still accepting registration for the 2016 Fall Clinic, hosted by WVGTC on October 8-9.

Registration will be $25 per athlete and will include Levels 4-10 and Xcel Silver-Diamond. Level 4’s should already have their glide kip before attending. The registration deadline for the clinic is September 16th.

Entry forms should be emailed and checks (one per gym) are to be mailed to myself and made out to WVUSAGym.

There is a scheduled meeting for that weekend that will include State Handbook and JO Update.

Thank you SEGC!

Thank you SEGC for being the first club in the state to provide your roster information for the 2016 State Clinic!

Remember, the deadline to register is September 16th. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact Adam at wvusag@gmail.com