The Malta Gymnastics Federation hosted the fifteenth coaching certificate course in Artistic Gymnastics (Level 1) between September 13 and 19.
A total of 30 new gymnastics coaches took part in this course which was conducted by Juleanne Vassallo who is a PE teacher, a part-time lecturer at the UOM, and a gymnastics coach with Chun Gymnastics.
The course’s structure was divided into theoretical lectures, group discussions, analysing videos, and practical sessions.
Candidates acquired knowledge on the principles of training gymnastics, biomechanics of gymnastics, gym safety, lesson planning, and class management.
Additionally, they experienced different practical progressions on all women, part men apparatus including floor, beam, bars, and vault.
After the course, candidates will be commencing 20 hours of supervised coaching sessions at their gymnastics club.
The Malta Gymnastics Federation said in a statement that it welcomed onboard the newly gymnastics coaches and is looking forward to organising other professional development opportunities in the coming future.
The local governing body of gymnastics thanked SportMalta for their continuous assistance.