Understanding the Preschool Child (Online Session)

  • Date: May 25, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Event Type: AGF

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HOSTED BY: GFA Western Canada
Coaching preschool children presents its own challenges in the gymnastics environment. In order to effectively teach young children, it is important to understand their developmental stages and how those stages affect behaviour as well as cognitive understanding. In this session we will cover the following topics and how they relate to effective communication with preschoolers:

  • Perception of Self
  • Levels of Thought
  • Fantasy & Games
  • Emergence of Pessimism: The Delayed Terrible Twos
  • Learning Styles
  • "One, Two, Three Rule"
  • Discipline: Avoiding Time-Out

Beth Gardner, owner of Heart of Texas Gymnastics located in Temple, Texas has an extensive background specializing in preschool gymnastics. In addition to experience as a Preschool Director, coach and gym owner, she is a co-author and director for the Instructor Training Program (ITP) for the Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) and serves as a GAT board member.
DATE: Monday, May 25, 2020
TIME: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (MST)
FOR: Gymnastics Coaches
COST: Free for AGF members
REGISTRATION: Space is limited. Click here to register
WEBINAR RECORDING: A recording will be provided following the webinar and will be distributed to AGF members only. To request a copy of the recording after this session has taken place, please email rec@abgym.ab.ca
PD POINTS: This webinar is eligible for Professional Development (PD) points. Those who are unable to participate in the live session can send their email address, name, NCCP number and the webinar title to Gina Peake, Education Manager at education@abgym.ab.ca within 6 months of this webinar taking place. This information is only required for those who are unable to attend the live session and watched the recording instead. Live participants will have their PD points processed automatically.