GymCon Pacific 2019

Gymnastics Victoria are proud to announce GymCon Pacific 2019, a leading coach education conference headlined by renowned international gymnastics expert Nick Ruddock.

GymCon Pacific will provide opportunities for coaches at all levels to increase their capabilities and expand on their technical knowledge.

           Early bird tickets now available at TryBooking!

Conference Day

Sunday 3rd February


Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Presented by Nick Ruddock, featuring presentations on:

  • The important role that systems play in your club and coaching program and how to develop them to be effective and self-fulfilling

  • Developing a Road map on where you and your club want to get to - Nick will use tried and tested processes to help you craft an effective strategy to take you and your club closer to your goals and ambitions.

  • An athlete's perspective - Live Q&A with Nick and athletes to hear their perspectives on the important role that coaches play.

  • Plus much more!

Coach Clinic - Option A - Best suited to Development Coaches (ALP Level 6 and Below)


Saturday 2nd February

9:15am to 3:15pm 


State Gymnastics Centre, Prahran

Fundamentals First for Acrobatics - In this session Nick will dive deep into the key ‘laws' and critical principles that coaches must consider in the teaching process of acrobatics. This is a practical session, where Nick will demonstrate numerous drills and preparations to soften the learning curve of these principles for the athletes, and fast track them to better acrobatics.

Physical Preparation - 'The Daily Dozen' - We all recognise the importance that physical preparation plays for our athletes, yet deciding which exercises and movements need to be included within a comprehensive program can feel like an overwhelming task. In this session, Nick will break through the ‘fluff’ and deliver you some of the uncompromisable ingredients so you leave with clarity on what goes in, and what can be left out.

Bars - Body Alignment and Shaping - All gymnastics skills stem from a core set of positions and shapes, and no apparatus exposes these positions more than bars. In this session, Nick will deliver his key exercises and drills for better shaping and body alignment, leading to better lines and fewer deductions.

Coach Clinic - Option B - Best suited to those coaching ALP Level 7+


Monday 4th February

9:15am to 3:15pm


State Gymnastics Centre, Prahran

Advanced Acrobatics - In this session, Nick will demonstrate the progressions and stepping stones that lead to higher level acrobatics, so you can rack up your athletes' D score on floor.

Physical Preparation - 'The Octimisation Tool’ - Throughout this interactive session, Nick will share his ‘Octimisation Tool’ for physical preparation, with a focus on the lower limb components of your athletes’ training programs to keep them jumping higher, faster and longer (whilst off the medical bed!)

Bars - Learn To Fly - For this session, Nick will share his 'go to’ exercises for introducing release and transition elements on bars, including the best way of handling these skills.

For more information and tickets, please visit TryBooking.

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