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Welcome to 2019 Gymnastics Association of Texas Conference.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend of great education!

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Preschool/Recreational [clear filter]
Saturday, August 31
 

8:30am

Must Have Skills & Drills (3-5 year olds)
In a sport of repetition, creativity is critical. Finding new methods for old skills is key to keeping everyone engaged.
Check out some of our favorite skills and drills that are a must have for preschoolers.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Hara

Jennifer O'Hara

Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader, Kids First Sports Center
I've been with Kids First in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 21 years. I currently run the preschool gymnastics program where I lead a staff of over 35, create and develop preschool curriculum and lesson plans for over 1600 students 0-6 years old, and develop training systems for all of... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Brain Development: Integrative Movement and Learning
Speakers
DN

Dr. Nancy Bates

President & CEO, Gym Magic KIDS
I love brain development and primitive reflexes. Want gyms to understand their important role in child development.


Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Redefining Beam
Redefining the balance beam’s place in our sport for our developmental classes (preschool/school-age). The Beam has been focused on as an Olympic event and has often been underutilized and overlooked for the development of movement education and the confidence it can build. We are the ultimate foundation for movement education and are miss selling the sport of gymnastics. This entire lecture will be focused on using the beam in a nontraditional, nonthreatening, but challenging way. Pictures/video will demonstrate this in great detail.

Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Exhibit Hall A (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Become a Child Development Expert
Speakers
DN

Dr. Nancy Bates

President & CEO, Gym Magic KIDS
I love brain development and primitive reflexes. Want gyms to understand their important role in child development.


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Warm -Ups!
Speakers
avatar for Robin Pearson

Robin Pearson

ITP 101/Rec
Robin has been coaching for over 25 years in 5 different states, directed / managed a variety of programs, National Instructor, and consulting / training staff under the premises of FUN! Beyond gymnastics I have been a special education teacher for 10 years and 0-3 evaluation and... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

Foundation of Gymnastics -Preschool/School Age Floor Tumbling
Presenting ways to incorporate body positions basic to the foundation of gymnastics, continuing with skill deconstruction of the handstand and cartwheel.
Most of this lecture will focus on step-by-step pictures and video of stations and rotations that provide a strong foundation for developing skill progression in tumbling. It will revolve around the use of panel mats, which are found in most all gyms.


Speakers

Saturday August 31, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm

A Few of our Favorite Things
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Hara

Jennifer O'Hara

Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader, Kids First Sports Center
I've been with Kids First in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 21 years. I currently run the preschool gymnastics program where I lead a staff of over 35, create and develop preschool curriculum and lesson plans for over 1600 students 0-6 years old, and develop training systems for all of... Read More →


Saturday August 31, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

4:00pm

Preschool Trampoline for Strong Foundation for Skill Development
Developing a  successful culture in your club begins with preschool. Here is where you establish a great work ethic, confidence, understanding of fear, and strong foundation for skiil development. We will look at plyometrics, conditioning, along with trampoline progressions from "Baby and Me" class through Hot Shots Team.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Umenhofer

Joy Umenhofer

TNT-women's


Saturday August 31, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)
 
Sunday, September 1
 

8:30am

8:30am

What to Do under 2
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Hara

Jennifer O'Hara

Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader, Kids First Sports Center
I've been with Kids First in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 21 years. I currently run the preschool gymnastics program where I lead a staff of over 35, create and develop preschool curriculum and lesson plans for over 1600 students 0-6 years old, and develop training systems for all of... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Best Practices of GREAT teachers
Speakers
avatar for Jennifer O'Hara

Jennifer O'Hara

Preschool Gymnastics Department Leader, Kids First Sports Center
I've been with Kids First in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 21 years. I currently run the preschool gymnastics program where I lead a staff of over 35, create and develop preschool curriculum and lesson plans for over 1600 students 0-6 years old, and develop training systems for all of... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
San Marcos (Downstairs Plaza Level)

9:45am

Develop New Tummy Time Classes for babies 2 to 12 months
Speakers
DN

Dr. Nancy Bates

President & CEO, Gym Magic KIDS
I love brain development and primitive reflexes. Want gyms to understand their important role in child development.


Sunday September 1, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Movement 101
Speakers
BS

Brandi Smith

Physical Therapy, Perfect 10.0 Physical Therapy & Performance Training
Brandi Smith has the distinguished honor of being a part of the USA Gymnastics National Health Care and Sport Science Referral Network. She is a former collegiate gymnast on the Texas Woman's University two time USAG Collegiate National Championship teams. upon completion of her bachelors... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Exhibit Hall C (Downstairs Plaza Level)

11:00am

Raising the Bar
Mentally re-thinking our approach to teaching on this apparatus. Like any Olympic event there’s a preconception of what should be accomplished on bars. Many of us are in that mindset of competitive gymnastics and we miss the opportunity to see the bar as a completely different animal. Nothing will push a student out the door of our gyms faster than creating a scenario where we frighten them with difficulty or disappoint them with rushing them into skills they were not ready for.

Speakers

Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sabine (Downstairs Plaza Level)

1:30pm

Creating Sensory Based Curriculum for 0-3 years
Speakers
DN

Dr. Nancy Bates

President & CEO, Gym Magic KIDS
I love brain development and primitive reflexes. Want gyms to understand their important role in child development.


Sunday September 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Trinity (Downstairs Plaza Level)

2:45pm