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London Regional Club Conference 2017

LG Club Conf 2017

London Regional Club Conference

Sunday 5th February, 9am-4.30pm at East London GC

£20 per delegate (open to members of affiliated London Clubs only)

With a choice of workshops, the Regional Conference gives club staff an opportunity to learn new skills and share experiences with others from around the region.

Booking is now closed. Visit our event page: http://bit.ly/LGConfEvent Your booking confirmation email will contain a link to select your preferred workshops. Please note that places are limited for the workshops, so it's important to use the link to select your workshops as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Free tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. Lunch can be purchased from the on-site cafe, or you can bring a packed lunch.

 

LG Club Conference Timetable

 

Keynote Speaker - Sports Psychology

Katie Richards

Recognising our weaknesses, embracing them, and planning a way to improve them. Discussing the pillars to performance and the art/science of reflection.

 

Welfare: Did I do the right thing? (Session 1, Classroom 1)

Chris Cason, London Gymnastics Lead Welfare Officer

This session is a chance for club welfare officers to share any concerns and good practice in dealing with issues within your club, relating to gymnasts, coaches and volunteers and to help answer that nagging question in your mind: 'Did I do the right thing?'

Customer Services and GymNET (Session 1, Classroom 2)

Dawn Fletcher and Duncan Hart - British Gymnastics

This session is a chance for Club Managers / Administrators / Head Coaches to get access to a GymNET export and a Relationship Manager who will give you an update on current BG initiatives and try and answer your questions on ongoing challenges.

Coaching Artistry - The key to a successful performance (Session 1, Classroom 3)

Carol-Angela Orchard - International High Performance Coach

Coaches and gymnasts work hard on physical preparation and mastering the technique of every element. A new focus on Artistry can pull all the effort together creating a clean, classy and most importantly - a confident performance. This session explains how to easily encourage the connection between the mind and the body in every training session with practical examples: 'Style is Confidence'. 

Prevention of Injuries (Session 1, Gym 1)

Claire McLoughlin 

Engaging - Freestyle, Cheer and Circus Addons (Session 1, Gym 2)

David Massam - South Essex Gymnastics Club

How to effectively engage existing and new members by integrating add-ons such as Freestyle, Cheer and Circus into your programs. Particularly useful for engaging teenagers and adults.

Encouraging Good Behaviour Choices (Session 1, Gym 3)

Fay Mitchell and Cat Bates

How can you manage gymnasts in your club programme so that productivity is increased and behaviour issues are decreased. Learn the tricks of the trade to run a busy, thriving and successful programme with happy gymnasts and satisfied coaches and parents.

 

Leading Effective Teams (Session 2, Classroom 1)

Margaret Hartley, Specialist in Communications Training

Teams are not a collection of people who share the same team name, the same gym kit or the same gym - they are a group of individuals who require leading using special skills and understanding. This one hour workshop will look at skills you can use to get your team to have the same goals, the same aspirations and achieve good results. 

Sports Psychology (Session 2, Classroom 2)

Katie Richards

Mindfulness in sport and how coaches might be able to utilise these in their coaching, for their gymnasts and themselves.  

Coaching Artistry - The key to a successful performance (Session 2, Classroom 3)

Carol-Angela Orchard - International High Performance Coach

Coaches and gymnasts work hard on physical preparation and mastering the technique of every element. A new focus on Artistry can pull all the effort together creating a clean, classy and most importantly - a confident performance. This session explains how to easily encourage the connection between the mind and the body in every training session with practical examples: 'Style is Confidence'.

Contemporary Dance Techniques for Generating Material (Session 2, Gym 1)

Marina Stoimenova

Predictability and originality, count and co-ordination, details and highlights, abstract and recognisable movements, toxic patterns: Style versus habit. 

Engaging - Freestyle, Cheer and Circus Addons (Session 2, Gym 2)

David Massam - South Essex Gymnastics Club

How to effectively engage existing and new members by integrating add-ons such as Freestyle, Cheer and Circus into your programs. Particularly useful for engaging teenagers and adults. 

New GfA Levels - Training to Win (Session 2, Gym 3)

GfA Committee

An opportunity to see the new GfA competition floor routines and vaults. A chance to see how it works, ask questions and develop ways to work back in your club so that your coaches and gymnasts are prepared for the season. 

 

Avoiding Conflict (Session 3, Classroom 1)

Margaret Hartley, Specialist in Communications Training

The dictionary definition of conflict is: a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one. We've all had these types of confrontations which seem to go one forever. This workshop will help you understand conflict and how to avoid by choosing the correct behaviour and communication style.

Apprentice Scheme and Volunteers (Session 3, Classroom 2)

Geoff Grant - British Gymnastics

What options, tools and resources are available to help clubs recruit new volunteers? The help, support and good practice advice can help with retaining the volunteers you already have.

Apprenticeship Scheme 2016 Intake - what we have learnt. The latest research on people's motivations to volunteer, and how these can be tapped into. The future of Sports Volunteering - 2017-2021 and beyond.  

Coaching Artistry - The key to a successful performance (Session 3, Classroom 3)

Carol-Angela Orchard - International High Performance Coach

Coaches and gymnasts work hard on physical preparation and mastering the technique of every element. A new focus on Artistry can pull all the effort together creating a clean, classy and most importantly - a confident performance. This session explains how to easily encourage the connection between the mind and the body in every training session with practical examples: 'Style is Confidence'. 

Prevention of Injuries (Session 3, Gym 1)

Claire McLoughlin

Handstands & Roundoffs (Session 3, Gym 2)

David Massam - South Essex Gymnastics Club

Handstands and roundoffs are key skills that all gymnasts need to develop to provide the building blocks for progression. David takes us through some key drills and progressions for effective tumbling. 

Towards Inclusion (Session 3, Gym 3)

Kay Salter

Inclusion is now a necessary requirement in our gym clubs. How do we best achieve this?

 

London Sport Overview

Gavin Delf

Overview of how London Sport is helping to develop clubs and more specifically about how clubs can use our new Funding Search Tool and the Local Borough Profiles.

Closing Speech - Sustaining Excellence

Roy Short, Chairman & Scott Hann, Director of Coaching - South Essex Gymnastics Club

Since its formation in 1992, South Essex has produced exceptional gymnasts; from 1996 Athens Olympian Annika Reeder through to Rio 2016 Olympians Brinn Bevan and Max Whitlock MBE. How do they juggle the requirements of the Elite gymnasts, whilst running a successful recreational program, engaging the local community, and managing growth? 

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