As part of Scottish Gymnastics’ commitment to develop Scottish gymnasts to British and World high performance levels, we recognise the vital role that personal coaches and parents play in a gymnast’s development. With this in mind, we are committed to supporting gymnasts, coaches and parents on their gymnastics journey and the performance curriculum is about developing knowledge and awareness on areas of performance that can play a significant role in helping a gymnast maximise their potential.
The following resources are from workshops that have been delivered for personal coaches, parents and gymnasts who are part of the National Performance Programme (NPP) or Performance Pathway Programme (PPP).
Covid-19 resources for athletes
Working in partnership with the sportscotland institute of sport experts, we are pleased to be able to share a couple of key documents which cover some key points to remember for athletes around hygiene, sleep, mental wellbeing and nutrition. These are in addition to NHS and Goverment guidlines on how to stay safe.
- Factsheet on Immune Health & Training
- Looking after wellbeing
- Nutrition Advice
- Loss and Bereavement
- Nutrition Weekly Menu Building
- Nutrition & Immunity Facetsheet [June 2020]
Tuesday Tutorial Videos
To help our NPP and PPP gymnasts and coaches with their home training programmes whilst gymnastics facilities are closed due to Covid-19, we have been working with a range of technical experts to bring you a weekly #TuesdayTutorial. We have been posting our weekly videos on social media and we have uploaded the whole series on our online learning platform, absorb, you can see all the tutorials by clicking here.
Nutrition | Renee McGregor
Athlete Health | Dr. Carrie McCrea-Routray
Mental Fitness | Thrive Scotland
Listen to our mental fitness podcast series. We've provided links below on Spreaker, but you can search for the Scottish Gymnastics Podcast on iTunes | Spotify | Deezer | iHeartRadio Google Podcasts | Castbox
- Podcast with Daniel Purvis
- Breathing Tools for Athletes
- Podcast with Eilidh Doyle
- Body scan meditation
- Visualisation & competitive anchoring
- Podcast with Euan Burton