Saturday, January 5, 2008

Provincial Training Camp @ OGC

We held our own little training camp for the Provincial Level tumblers as we were unable to invite everyone to the Gymnastics Ontario Provincial Training camp in December. We just have too many bodies.

We invited a couple other clubs to train with us. Simcoe Gliders and Barrie Kempettes participated.

The training camp was simple but lots of fun.

On Day 1 we invited Kostia Zahkarenko from Zacada Circus School to teach Sport Acrobatics to the kids. Kostia is the owner of the Zacada Cirsucs School in Stoney Creek. Prior to opening his circus school Kostia was a 10 year vetran of Cirque Du Soleil's, Quidam show. Before touring with Cirque, Kostia was a World Championship Silver Medalist in Sport Acrobatics with his team from the Ukraine.

On Day 2 we invited Kelly Manjak the Head Coach of the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Program at the OGC to show us some specialized tumbling conditioning. Kelly is the previous Olympic coach for Canada and coached Kyle Shewfelt's to a GOLD medal on floor EX at the Athens Olympics. Kelly brought some of his girls to demonstrate.

Everyone learned lots and worked hard.

From the photos I think we still need some work on form.

Thank you to Jackie and Niki for supplying snacks.

Next year's training camp will be even bigger and better.

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