An assortment of sessions from the 2016 USASF Regional Meetings.
Explore the differences between Jazz and Contemporary/ Lyrical genres. Led by Michelle Allison, this class is a movement based exploration of the qualities of these categories.
Come for discussion about topics in sports nutrition, mental well being and other topics involved in giving your athletes the edge to perform at their peak performance. In today’s competitive performance sports, the athletes who include sport specific nutrition and wellness strategies have an advantage over their competition. In sports that involve flipping and flying and strength, the proper wellness behaviors can make a difference between one level and another, like level 4 and level 5 or the difference between first place and second place. Dr. Kennedy will engage the class in a discussion of recent research about how to best fuel your athlete’s engine.
Keeping your business financially sound can be one of the most challenging aspects of owning an All Star program. In this session, Darlene will share with you how putting business first has created an all star program that sees success both on the mat and in their bottom line.
Cheryl Paquette conducts this popular class full of innovative ideas to enhance performance skills by strengthening the core. Cheer AND Dance, this class is for you!
Lee Grobstein, owner of Star Athletics (NJ), will share with you one of their techniques for molding athletes into top notch competitors. Train your athletes to be successful in high pressure situations utilizing “competition” during practice. Learn and discuss different ways to motivate athletes and teams throughout different parts of your season.
Alternative warm up ideas and tools to increase technique and flexibility using the center of the floor. Emphasis is on discovering placement using the ground in a new way.
Fun with flexibility! Learn muscle groups, innovative stretching techniques, brain-to-body response/science in stretching. Lecture with limited movement due to lunch.
Bonita Saldana presents combinations and incorporation of floor work and skill development. Participation in this class will qualify you for Hip Hop Emphasis testing.
Michelle Allison presents Jazz combinations, Incorporation of floor work and skill development for this wide ranging genre. Participation in this class will qualify you for Jazz Emphasis testing.
Tips, tricks, skills and drills designed to master your team’s jump technique
John Peters presents combinations and incorporation of floor work and skill development. Participation in this class will qualify you for Pom Emphasis testing.
Are you looking for another revenue stream? Debbie Love has created a Preschool Curriculum that you could implement immediately. With class outlines for 3 different age groups: Rollers (Baby & Me), Jumpers (walkers to 2 year olds), Twisters (3 & 4 year olds) you are ready to start promoting classes and increasing revenue tomorrow!
This class combines lessons from decades of gymnastics and cheer coaching along with studies in biology and psychology. Here you will learn tactics to assist coaches in helping create teams of mentally strong athletes. It’s a way of turning your gym into a vehicle of positive youth development for the empowerment of our participants. At the end of the class, you’ll have some new tools to to add to your coaching toolbox that are aimed to empower both athletes and coaches alike.
Keeping your business financially sound can be one of the most challenging aspects of owning an All Star program. This session will share with you how putting business first creates an all star program that sees success both on the mat and in the bottom line.
Class is geared for coaches and assistants who have not yet attended a Special Needs Class at a Regional Meeting. Course covers what is required to coach athletes with Special Needs, the People First Language, preview of an Intake Form for new athletes and a look at The Handbook.
Learn to challenge your athletes through a series of exercises fit for various disabilities. The focus is on injury prevention and flexibility. Debbie Love will give you fun-filled examples of warm-up drills that takes the athlete through a full range of motion of the joints which is extremely important for this population.
Learning the basic functions of behaviors as a form of communication and how to redirect negative behaviors to support your athletes with special needs.
Join Debbie Love as she shares her research and experience to help you get the most out of your athletes. She will show you how understanding characteristics of age groups, personality types and learning styles will enable you to be a more effective coach. In addition, she shares her tips for relating to kids in a safe positive, powerful environment.
Tips on how to develop staff and encourage growth from a coach to a management position.
Strategies and Tactics from Sports Psychology for Helping Cheerleaders with Mental Blocks: Many athletes in performance sports can be overwhelmed with the many stresses in this sport. This stress can freeze athletes from achieving skills that they had before, threatening their self-efficacy and self-esteem. This class takes lessons from psychology for the best ways to assist an athlete through a mental block. In this class, some theories and ideas on the nature of mental blocks will be explored as well as strategies and tactics for you to use to empower your athlete to journey from blocked to empowered. This class gives tools and suggestions for ‘in the moment’ help with athletes lost in their heads. At the end of the class, you’ll have some new tools to add to your coaching toolbox that are aimed to deal with your athletes anxiety.