Speakers announced for men's and women's artistic symposiums - British Gymnastics

Speakers announced for men's and women's artistic symposiums

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Earlier this year we announced the new Performance Pathway Symposia series, taking place in January 2019. We are now pleased to inform you of the key speakers for both the men’s artistic and women’s artistic symposiums.

Taking place on the 12th and 13th January at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, FIG Women’s Technical Committee Chair, Donatella Sacchi will be at the women’s symposium, providing updates on changes in the code of points as well as running a practical judging session to better understand the code.

During the same weekend, newly appointed men’s Head National Coach Paul Hall will be speaking at the men’s event, giving an update on the men’s artistic programme.

At both symposiums, the new British Gymnastics Performance Pathway structure, including selections, expectations and how to progress will be discussed.

This is a brilliant opportunity for coaches of all levels, from all over the country to come together, hear from several inspirational speakers and pick up new tips and ideas to take away.

Coaches, judges, tutors and assessors in attendance can also look forward to:

Saturday
- Exploring how coaches can use sports science to interact with gymnasts.
- Workshops and practical sessions from leading industry experts around strength and conditioning, nutrition and psychology.
- Evening coach networking event, followed by evening meal.
- After dinner guest speaker covering coaching, and how you can build the best network of people around you.

Sunday
- Understand the latest generation of gymnasts and those around them.
- Who is the modern athlete and how do we best identify and interact with them?
- What makes this generation differ from others and how does this impact our work with them?
- How to maximise the network around a gymnast to stimulate their development. 

Full list of women’s key speakers
Donatella Sacchi - FIG Women's Tecnical Committee Chair
Amanda Reddin - Women’s Artistic Head National Coach
David Kenwright - Women’s Artistic National Coach
Louise Fawcett - Head of Performance Support for British Gymnastics at the English Institute of Sport
Changing Minds - an organisation applying psychological knowledge and theory to Olympic sports
Dr Camilla Knight - Founder of www.sportparent.eu and expert in sporting parents
Matt Johns - Fieri Leadership and Development LLP
Dr John Alder - Interim Head of Performance Pathways for UK Sport
Bobby Crutchley - former GB Men’s Hockey Coach and current British Gymnastics Coach Developer 

Full list of men’s key speakers
Paul Hall - newly appointed Men’s Artistic Head National Coach
Gheorge Predescu - Performance Coach for Men’s and Women’s Artistic
Ionut Trandaburu - Director of Coaching at Pegusus and personal coach to James Hall and Courtney Tulloch
Andy Tombs - Chair of the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee and FIG Men’s Technical Committee member
James May - Men's Technical Committee National Judging Coordinator and UEG Men's Technical Committee member
Louise Fawcett - Head of Performance Support for British Gymnastics at the English Institute of Sport
Changing Minds - an organisation applying psychological knowledge and theory to Olympic sports
Dr Camilla Knight - Founder of www.sportparent.eu and expert in sporting parents
Chris Low - Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University
Bobby Crutchley - former GB Men’s Hockey Coach and current British Gymnastics Coach Developer

This year you can choose to attend for the full weekend with or without accommodation, or single day tickets to work around your schedule.


Book now

Women’s artistic enrolment
Full weekend with accommodation
Full weekend no accommodation
Saturday only
Sunday only 


Men's artistic enrolment
Full weekend with accommodation
Full weekend no accommodation
Saturday only
Sunday only 


If you have any questions about the women’s and men’s weekend, please contact karen.mcloughlin@british-gymnastics.org.  

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