Without Judges there is NO Competition!!

Did you know that rhythmic gymnastics competition requires minimum of 4 to a maximum of 16 panel judges to judge a single gymnast?

Over the last few years, we have seen competitions run with fewer then 4 judges. Many of our current judges are also coaches. This limits their availability to judge part or entire competitions. Rhythmic Gymnastics Manitoba mandate is to train judges at all levels from Club, Provincial, National to International Levels. We can train you!

Who is a good candidate to become a judge? An individual with keen interest in rhythmic gymnastics, who appreciates the intricacy of moving gymnast with the apparatus set to music, who watches rhythmic gymnastics competitions on the internet, comes to watch competitions even when not involved in other capacities, or volunteers in different capacities because of the opportunity to catch a glimpse of a competition. An individual who has keen observational abilities, can view performance without emotions and most importantly can render judgment with impartiality. Retired athletes, coaches, interested parents and athletes nearing the end of their competitive carrier or recreational/performing athletes make good candidates to be judges.

Is it you or you know of some one who meets this profile?  If you do help us to recruit them. RGM will cover the registration fee of the first new recruit registered for the upcoming Club Level 1 & 2 Judging Course.

2010-2011 Routine Script Program

Attention coaches! New Routine Script Program is now available by contacting the RGM office. If you are not familiar with the program, it is to help gymnasts/coaches describe and create the judging forms required for a routine through point-and-clicks. The program is provided to the RGM members free of charge. To get access to the program, email the RGM office.

Contest, Contest, Contest

Creative, outgoing, full of ideas????? Than we want to hear from you! We have an opportunity to participate with Sport Manitoba in this year’s Santa Claus Parade. Sport Manitoba is looking for three sports to provide interactive entertainment prior to the Santa Claus Parade, November 13th from 3-5 PM and then from 5-7 PM keeping the block clean and orderly.

The key word is INTERACTIVE. This is great opportunity to raise awareness about rhythmic gymnastics and our events.  RGM is announcing a contest for “Interactive rhythmic gymnastics game”. The games must be simple for adults and children, catchy and fun to play, equipment RG hoop, keep score. Top three submissions will receive mention on the website. Top submission will be rewarded with a prize. Submission deadline: October 15th, 2010.

2010 World Championships Feedback

2010 Worlds MoscowThe World Championships was a success for the Canadian Group, who finished 14th AA out of 29 countries and 1st from the American continent. Only the top 24 countries from this Worlds will be invited to the next Worlds which will be the qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Something new for this World Championships was that each country was permitted only one coach to walk with the athletes on the competition carpet along with a team’s doctor. Assistant coaches and other personnel were encouraged to sit in the stands and watch the performances of their teams from a distance.

I was the official Canadian Group Coach who led the team to the success during the 30th World Championships. I’m grateful to the Canadian Federation for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to participate and contribute to the accomplishment of our team at this extremely important event. Contributed by: Zdravka Tchonova. Congratulation to Zdravka and the team! Watch the group’s hoop routine!

2010 World Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics

2010 World Championships Canadian TeamMoscow, September 19th – 29th, 2010. Pleased to report that Manitoba is represented at the World Championships by one of our own? Yes, Zdravka Tchonkova, assistant coach/ choreographer for the Canadian Group Team is already with the team at the World Championships in Moscow. Follow the Canadian Team performance at the Worlds on internet. When you come across of sites reporting on the Worlds share the links with the rest of the members by e-mailing RGM office.

Senior Group National Team who participated at 2010 Calais International Tournament winning a bronze medal for Canada. Included in the picture are two Manitobans Danielle Stepnuk (5th from the left ) and Zdravka Tchonkova (1st from the right.) Congratulation to Danielle, Zdravka and the entire team!