Friday, July 22, 2016

Active Rest over the Break

Stay Active over the Break.

Below is a link to a post from a couple years back about Active Rest.  We have also provided a simple workout sheet for the tumblers to complete during the break.  Print it off and return it to your tumbling coach at your next class.

Have a fun and active week off!

Please note this should be done by August 3rd not September 8th.  
Here is the link to the previous post about Active Rest.

August Training Schedule

Here is the Tumbling program August Training schedule.

Please note that Monday, August 2nd is a holiday.  We will resume Summer training on Tuesday, August 3rd.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Michael Chaves takes Bronze in Coinbra, Portugal

Oakville's Michael Chaves stepping onto the podium at the World Cup in Coinbra, Portugal to accept his Bronze Medal.  Michael's second international medal finish.

The Men's Medalists from the Coimbra World Cup: Kristof Wilterton (Great Britain silver). Rasmus Steffensen (Denmark gold), Michael Chaves (Canada Bronze).

Kristof Wilterton of UK former World Champion and Michael who now trains with Kristof.

Canadian tumbler Michael Chaves wins bronze medal in Portugal
COIMBRA, POR (July 9, 2016) – Michael Chaves of Oakville, Ontario captured the bronze medal in tumbling at the World Cup in Coimbra, Portugal on Saturday.
 The competition was not smooth sailing for all competitors, with many athletes missing passes, including Chaves, who suffered from a fall during his first pass and lost three points.  Fortunately, Chaves was able to recover and perform a solid pass to cement himself into third place.
“After not being able to tumble for eight months due to a severe foot injury, I came back more motivated than ever,” said Chaves, “I trained very hard for this competition and all of my hard work shows in my results at this World Cup.”  Chaves is first generation Portuguese living in Canada, so this podium finish was even more special; “all my family was born and raised in Portugal, it meant so much to me to come back here and do well. I was able to show what I have accomplished living in Canada while being Luso-Canadian (first generation).”
Tumbling teammate Erin Templeton of Calgary, Alberta finished eight overall in the Women Tumbling final after she was unable to complete her second pass.  This was Templeton’s first World Cup in over a year having just returned from an Achilles tendon rupture.
Stephan Duchesne, High Performance Director for trampoline gymnastics at Gymnastics Canada was very pleased with the tumbling performances this weekend, “it was the first time in four years that we have has a male tumbler win a medal.”
 Samantha Smith of Toronto, Ontario concluded the trampoline competition in seventh place while breaking the World Record for difficulty (value of 16.2) during the finals.  Smith sat in fourth place after preliminaries, with a score over 100 points for the first time. “I am really happy with how I did,” said Smith, “it was a great way to end off the season.  My goal was to break the world difficulty record and I am proud to have set a new record.”
Sarah Milette of Quadrotramp, Quebec finished 13th breaking her personal best with a score of 97.290.  “I am really happy as I completed two new routines,” said Milette, “it was a good World Cup for me, I’ve never done routines with such strong degrees or difficulty.”
Bronte Dundas of Kitchener, Ontario finished 21st with 89.345 points and Sophiane Methot also from Quadrotramp, Quebec finished with 62.300 points in 29th.
M├ęthot and Milette also competed in synchronized trampoline. They completed both routines but the synchronization was lacking in both routines and it cost them many points as they finished 11th and didn't move to finals.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Glitter T-shirts New on the HAC Rack

New on the HAC Clothing Rack 
Oakville Tumbling Glitter T-shirts.  

Limited number of shirts.  Get yours now!

Show your Oakville pride by wearing your OGC apparel everywhere.  A portion of all purchases from the Holmes Athletics Canada in-house rack goes to help young Oakville gymnasts achieve their dreams.

Monday, July 4, 2016

July Training Schedule for Tumbling

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