Women's Gymnastics

25th-27th November 2016

Gymnastics NSW is excited to have secured a number of high calibre guest presenters for the Women’s Gymnastics component of the Building for Tomorrow, 2016 Gymsport Clinic! This is certainly an educational and professional development opportunity not to be missed with the wealth of knowledge and experience on offer as part of the 2016 Gymsport Clinic.
The Women’s gymnastics component of the clinic will take place over three days with coach lectures taking place on the Friday and practical sessions as well as lectures available on the Saturday and Sunday.
We are very pleased to have a large number of topics being covered during the event. We encourage participants to attend as many of the lectures/sessions as possible to gain maximum benefits from the wealth of knowledge as there will undoubtedly be a flow through of information throughout the duration of the three days. Below is a sample of some of the many topics being covered throughout the Gymsport Clinic:
 Developing and running a large competitive team program
 Motivational ideas for all levels
 Vaulting including Yurchenko vaulting, vault preparation and specific conditioning ideas
 Developing air sense in your gymnasts
 Running effective bar sessions
 Bar release elements
 Conditioning for gymnasts
 Biomechanics
 Effective use of trampoline and rebound for gymnastics
 Practical planning ideas


Mike Hunger

We are delighted to introduce our keynote speaker for the 2016 Gymsport Clinic, Mike Hunger from Twin City Twisters based in Champlin Minnesota. Mike started Twin City Twisters in 1987 and the club currently has around 900 students go through the program each week, including almost 200 competitive athletes and employee 45-50 coaches, instructors and office staff.
Mike has over 40 years of coaching experience having started coaching at the age of 13 and has coached at all ages and levels including preschool, recreational, senior high, college, special Olympics and national/internationally competitive gymnasts. Twin City Twisters under Mike’s guidance has produced numerous (50+) athletes who have gone on to compete collegiately on athletic scholarships.
For the past 20 years Mike has continuously had members on the USA Junior Olympic National team with as many as 5 at one time and also produced several USA Gymnastics elite National Team members, most recently Maggie Nichols and Olivia Trautman. Mike has coached Maggie Nichols since she was around 7 years old, along with the rest of the Twin City Twisters awesome coaching staff. Some of Maggie’s most notable achievements include being a member of the USA’s gold medal winning team at the 2015 World Championships where she also placed 3rd on floor and placing 6th AA at the recent Olympic trials only 12 weeks after knee surgery.
Mike has coached at numerous camps and clinics around the USA, including the USA Junior Olympic National team training camps and has lectured around the USA at various conferences on a wide range of topics. The Twin City Twisters have hosted many competitions including invitationals, state, regional and National competitions, some with as many as 1,700 athletes.

Stacet Umeh

Stacey Umeh is one of Australia’s leading elite Women’s Artistic gymnastics coaches and movement specialists. Stacey has provided artistic and choreographic services to hundreds of individuals worldwide including the current Australian and Chinese National Artistic Gymnastics teams and the 2016 Australian Olympic Synchronised Swimming team.
She has also acted as a creative movement consultant to many other champions from sports such as Rhythmic Gymnastics, Men’s Gymnastics, Synchronized Swimming, Rugby Union, Netball, Diving, Pole Fitness, Dance and Figure Skating. Stacey has utilized her knowledge and expertise as a Coach, choreographer and Program Manager and professional dancer for a samba troupe in Brisbane, to found and direct a movement consultancy company called The Creative Movement Group Pty Ltd.
Stacey has spent over 30 years in Canada, Australia, the United States and Japan, working with both elite and “everyday” people alike, assisting them to maximize their physical potential. Stacey’s expertise in body conditioning, flexibility, gymnastics and dance movement vocabularies has assisted her in creating a unique approach to physical development, health and fitness, and sports coaching. She also enjoys spending time working with up and coming youngsters from many sports, using her knowledge of gymnastics and dance to find unique modalities through which they achieve their sporting goals and dreams.
No stranger to an audience, Stacey uses her coaching, management, dancing and theatrical skills, as a highly sought-after lecturer and motivational speaker. She has been the key note lecturer at many club, State & National congresses and conventions and is also an FIG Technical Expert Lecturer.
Stacey is one of the most inspiring people you are likely meet. Her infectious enthusiasm and commitment to teaching of lifelong movement skills will have you ready and excited about making a commitment to finding a performance edge for yourself and your athletes. Be prepared to be energized and motivated by one of Australia’s best.

Paul Hall

● Head Coach of 2012 London Olympics Great Britain team 
● Coach of triple Olympic Games medallist, Louis Smith 
● Awarded as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).

“Planning is essential for all gymnasts and coaches. Louis Smith for example and his teammates have followed a plan for up to 12 years and have all been very clear about their goals and objectives. In the case of Louis, he had to do 50 clean pommel horse routines in the 4 weeks leading up to the European Championships in 2004 in order to do his best job. He completed his 50th routine on the morning of his flight to Slovenia, and went on to take gold in that event.”*

*British Gymnastics, 2012