Today I have been talking to expert coach, Nick Ruddock who has just come back from coaching and lecturing at the Tirrenia Training Camp near Pisa in Italy. This 10 day camp runs every year for selected 10 – 11 year old gymnasts and this is Nick’s 7th year of being on the team. Nick was one of our first ever Flair coaches and he is now world renowned having coached medal winning gymnasts like Amy Tinkler!
NICK RUDDOCK – TECHNICAL EXPERT
25 federations took part in the training camp with 2 children from each country. There were children from Russia, Romania, France and of course, Great Britain. The camp is all about foundational gymnastics, the focus is on getting the foundation level skills performed perfectly. A lot of the children go onto greater things like taking part in the European, World and even the Olympic Games. Celebrated gymnasts like Ellie Downie, Vanessa Ferrari and Catalina Ponor have all trained at this prestigious camp so it is an honour to be invited here.
If you would like your child to get started on their gymnastics journey why not book them onto one of our Tumble Camps in Surrey this summer. To secure your child’s place at a Holiday Tumble Camp please go to www.GymnasticsCamp.co.uk
LEARNING THE BASICS
Nick was the technical expert and as well as coaching he gave lectures about the importance of getting the basics right. He said, “If the foundations are weak you will have problems as you learn harder skills. Take the game ‘Jenga’ as an example. If you have a small base for the tower as you build more on top your unstable tower will collapse.”
He went onto say, “There are experts from each area here – floor, vault, ballet plus 2 coaches from each federation are also present, all with very different points of view. I believe that simplicity is the ultimate effectiveness. Eg. The Russians don’t get overwhelmed with the newest and brightest techniques – they stick to a formula that they know works for them and they are a super-power in gymnastics. They have found a style that suits them and they deliver it with high quality and high standards.”
LEARNING TO CARTWHEEL
Nick Ruddock works closely with us in the development of our coach training programme. We are privileged that he makes sure that our awesome coaching team get the best training so that your children become the very best version of themselves possible.
NICK RUDDOCK AND RICHARD DWYER (FOUNDER & CEO)
Having experts like Nick on our team enables us to ensure that we get the coaching of foundation level gymnastics skills taught exactly right so that your children can confidently progress to the next level. PROGRESS = HAPPINESS
If you would like your child to achieve their goals through gymnastics why not book them onto one of our Tumble Camps in Surrey this summer. But please hurry as places are running out fast!!
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We can’t wait to meet you!
The Parents Champion
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