Posted on 12/05/2017 in Women's Artistic
Scottish Gymnastics’ Regional Performance Coaches (WAG) made their first trip to South Essex Gymnastics Club earlier this month to link up with National Pathway Advisor, Scott Hann, and WAG Head coach Ross Falsetta.
This is the first visit of three development sessions with the highly-regarded and internationally successful performance coach as part of their support and mentoring programme.
The nine newly-appointed coaches were taken out of their comfort zone and put through some tough technical challenges. They were also allowed to freely observe some of the best coaches in the country working in the performance facility. At the end of the three-day session, the RPCs were coaching some of the club’s elite-level gymnasts and learning new skills and techniques to take back to their regions.
One of the highlights of the coaches’ time at the club was a Q&A session with five-time Olympic medallist Max Whitlock and Rio 2016 star Amy Tinkler.
Scott Hann said: “The coaches have come to South Essex with an open mind and are really willing to learn. They are very technical and have a lot of knowledge that will benefit the Scottish system.
“Their existing leadership skills show they can step up and deliver the outcomes of the programme and can influence and inspire coaches back in their regions.”
Scott also had some advice for other aspiring coaches in Scotland, adding: “Be passionate and follow your heart, dream big and aim high. My mantra is to find a way! You may get knocked down and things may get tough, but with passion, drive and dedication you can achieve anything.”
The RPCs will be organising national pathway camps, regular pathway training in their region (North, South, East & West) and providing mentoring support to coaches over the coming months.