All about Open Camp


Open Camp Update!

Gymnastics Australia is very excited to announce that there will be two special guests Olympians at the June Open Camp.
World Champions Lauren Mitchell and Philippe Rizzo will both be attending!



Registrations are now open for clubs who wish to attend - click here to register. Places are limited!

The camp will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from the 25th to 28th of June 2017. It will be the first combined Men's and Women's Gymnastics Open Camp for MAG and WAG Australian Levels Program 7 to 10 gymnasts (aged 10 to 19 years).



Open Camp is a unique opportunity will allow gymnast and their coaches to experiences training at the AIS, access to world class facilities and support services.

The Open Camp will include innovative coaching and information sessions to assist the gymnasts development. A number of specialist coaches will share their expertise at the camp.

Places are limited!

Clubs who are interested to find out more or want to register their interest to attend, should complete the:
Open Camp - MAG Club interest form
Open Camp - WAG Club interest form

Registrations will open soon!  

For further information about Open Camp or Spin to Win please contact National Pathways Coordinator: Rachel Johnson, rjohnson@gymnastics.org.au

About Open Camp

 Twice a year in June and December Gymnastics Australia holds the Gymnastics Open Camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, for Australian Levels Program 7 to 10 gymnasts.

The Open Camp is a talent pathways initiative sponsored by the Spin to Win project, and it is a unique opportunity that allows gymnasts and their coaches to experience high performance training at the AIS and access world class facilities and support services.



The Open Camp includes innovative coaching and information sessions to assist gymnast and coach development. Each camp includes a number of specialist coaches including:
 
Women's Artistic Gymnastics National Coach - Peggy Liddick
Artistic preparation specialist and FIG Level 3 Brevet - Stacey Umeh
GA National Pathways Manager and FIG Level 3 Brevet coach - Jo Richards
Other Master Coaches including: Woden Valley Coach – Tae Tyrrel
Olympic special guest – at previous Open Camps we have had Ashleigh Brennan, Georgia Bonora, Stephanie Magiros and Larrissa Miller.



Each Open Camp includes:
- Accommodation at the AIS residency, meals at the AIS dining hall
- 17 hours of training over 6 sessions at the AIS Gymnastics Centre
- Use of the hot and cold spas at the AIS Recovery Centre
- Learn Self Massage techniques with an AIS physiotherapist
- Video session and presentation by one of our Master Coaches
- Pathways presentation: including information about IDEAL skills, virtual assessment tool, the Spin to win project, and talent identification and talent transfer opportunities
- Presentation and mentoring by our special guest Olympian 
- Coach forum, which allows attending coaches an opportunity to ask anything of our expert coaches
- Physical Testing for the gymnasts 
- Open Camp t-shirt for all gymnasts

Video highlights of all the previous Open Camps: August 2015, December 2015June 2016 and December 2016.

For further information about Open Camp or Spin to Win please contact National Pathways Coordinator: Rachel Johnson, rjohnson@gymnastics.org.au


 

About Spin to Win


The Spin to Win project is focused these two major areas: Talent ID - identify talented young athletes at the initial stages of the development pathway and guide them towards quality programs & Talent Transfer - identify gymnasts who are leaving (or have recently left) the sport, and present the opportunities to them about other gymsports, as well as diving and aerial skiing.

Clubs are an important part of the process in identifying talent, as often they are the first to identify the talent. We want every gymnast to reach their full potential, therefore we hope that gymnastics clubs will contact Bree the National Pathways Coordinator if there is a gymnast at their gym who has potential for High Performance gymnastics or has potential for another sport, so Gymnastics Australia can help guide that gymnast reach their full potential. 

Our goal with the Gymnastics Australia Spin to Win project is aiming for as many Gymnastics Australia member gymnasts as possible to have the opportunity to be assessed for high performance potential.