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NOTICE! SECOND ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF LO UISVILLE I NV ITATIO NA L January 14, 1967 Crawford Gym - Louisville, Kentucky BRIEF HISTORY : In its first year the U of L Invitational was extremely successful. Over two-hundredfifty (250) grad e ~chool, hi gh school and college gymnasts from fiv e states took part in thi s all day mee t. The senior men's divi sion was by far the largest group and the level of co mpetition was very good _ Several strong coll ege teams took part as well as many_ outstan din g individuals_ The Second Annual U of L Invit ational is expec ted to be much larger with the addition of six new coll ege teams in Kentucky and several new high school teams_ FACTS ON THE MEET: This is an Age Group Mee t, open to all interested gy mnasts_ This is a Dual Sanctioned !'vl ee t ( USGF and AAU) _ There are four (4) divisions, Boys and Girl s junior hi gh and und er, Men and Wom en Open_ Award s for first six (6 ) places in all event s (AA included) _ Four team trophi es_ ADDITIONAL I NFORMATIO N: Contact : Bob Wason, Gymnastic Coach, University of Louisville Balknap Campus, Crawford Gym, Louisville, Kentucky 40208_ PLAN TO ATTEND THE 1966 NEW ENGLAN D THANKSGIVING CLINIC For the past three years in the New England area, a gymnastic clinic has been held durin g the Thanksgivin g vaca tion_ Las t year thi s clinic attal!Cted 700 school age yo ungsters from the age of 10 through approximately 18_ The clinic has been organized and conducted by a group of high school, YMCA , Boy's Clubs and college teachers and coaches call ed the New En gland Gymnastic Clinic Committee_ This clinic has, in the past, received sancti on by the Massachuse tts Secondary School Principal's Association (MSS PA), whi ch govern s all High School athletics in the state_ We are now pending sanction from th e above organization as well as the U.5_G_F., th e A.A .U . and the E.C.A.C. Even though the past three New England Gymna sti c Clinics have been held at Sprin gfi eld College or the University of Massachusett s, our site this year will be Framingham North Hi gh School in Framingham , Massachu setts whi ch is 'abo ut twenty- two miles west of Boston , Mass. The clinic committee has found that in the past the majority of reg istrants were from the Eastern Massachusett s area, therefore we hope that more gymna sts will be able to a tt end this yea r since the traveling and lodgin g problems are somewhat red uced. This Clin ic is open only to junior and senior high school boys and girls and their coaches representin g th eir schools. There is no competiti on as it is en tirely a teaching and learnin g affair. 6

On our Master Teachin g Staff we hope to include : J eff Cardinale, Abie Grossfeld, Donald Tonry, Milan Trnka, George Hery and George Zypula for the men; Muriel Grossfeld, Herb Vogel. Betty Maycock, Robert Laundy, Richard Muvahill, Dr. Joseph Massimo and Ernestine Russell for the women. We will also have other outstandin g personnel from New England Hi gh Schools, Colleges and Universities. The Clinic Program is divided into four main phases : L Lecture demon stration on advanced and intermed iate level which will be basically theory on mechanics, teaching and spotting. 2. Problem Solving - practical sessions designed to enable the student and teachercoach to take his/her problems to a qualifi ed instructor for suggestions and help_ 3. General supervised work-outs under the guidance of college student instructors and high school coaches. 4. Special Sessions - covering topics of special interest to performer and teacher such as Basic Gymnastics for elementary ages, care and prevention of gymnastic injuries and some of the latest in films for judging and viewing_ Registration forms will be sent to all of the High Schools in New England that have a gymnastic club or tea m as well as the colleges and universities. These will be mailed thi s October. The fee for the clinic should be approximately $5.00 per registrant. Persons seekin g further information or early registration form s should write either to Mr. Alan Bickum, Director of # Waltham Boy's Club, Ex chan ge Street, Waltham, Massachusetts or myself. ' This year the clinic will be held on Friday and Saturday, ovember 25th and 26th, 1966. Clinic Director - 1966 : George C. J essup, Jr. , New England Gymnastic Clinic Newton Hi gh School, 453 Walnut 路 Street, Newtonville, Massachusetts 02160. MEXICO CANDIDATES HAVE TO BE NON SMOKERS ( Tr anslation from the "Deutchestumen") A well acknowledged, and in sports well versed scientist explained the other day that anybody who wants to be a successful athlete in Mexico, must be a non smoker. Beca use of th e high altitude of the Mexican Capital- where shortn ess of breath sets in as physica l activity is increasedsmokin g will be a double and triple handicap. At about the same time th e German pa pers reported that the research on cance r had proved, that smoking has a definit e influence in the development of lun g cancer_ Th e German scienists therewith concurred with the findin gs of the America n cancer research. . . . . . . We are a gymnastics magazine, not a medical journal, but we are concerned a bou t the health of our gym nasts, who already today work-out much harder, and will in th e future probably work-out twi ce as hard as we ever did. Wh at the modern co aches, like Friedrich Schreiber, Moser and Kop icki , who believe in the "hard wave", the modern method of gymnasti cs training, demand from their young charges, takes for granted a private life without smoking. Besides sufficient slee p and whol esome nutriti on, there is nothing more important in th e life of a hard working gymnast th an to abstain from smoking and drinkin g. It is, of co urse, alm ost impossible to give up smokin g from one day to the next- althou gh it has been done-but one can reduce the number of cigarettes smoked daily until on e is down to the last one.

It mieht be menti oned that the coaches co uld gi;'e a good exa mple, or, at least, refrain from smokin g in the presence of the gy mna sts_ In such matters, a good example do es more than rule enforcement. One of the most prominent fi gures in our gymnastic movement said recently, that a gymnast who is not able to quit cigarettes and booze, should quit gy mnastics. It seems that th e gymn asts are lagging behind the athletes in other sports as track and fi eld and rowing, which, sin ce decad es, have given us a good ex ample as ascetics in their private lives during trainin g. Already today, our young candidates for the Olympi c [earn in Mexico must be told , that the habitual smoker will have no chance to go to Mexico in 1968_

J. G_

National High School Gymnastics Coaches Association Report District #2 by Harry Johnson, Corresponding Secretary Gymnastics within District #2 shows a marked contrast in development. The- states of Washington and Oregon are experiencing fast growth and interest is high. Montana has little activity with three or four "unofficial" tea ms. In Alaska, Idaho, and Wyoming competitive teams are non-existent. The constant problem of locating qualified hi gh school coaches remains the big fa ctor retarding the development of more teams in Washington and Oregon. Many large high schools are interested in initiating new teams but are unable to locate coaches. Opportunities for qualified coaches are excellent throughout the Northwest. Several schools are encountering practice fa cility problems in conflict with basketball and wrestling programs. Conversely, other schools are receiving outstanding administrative support and are being provided with practice fa cilities that would render many college coaches envious. Twenty teams, including seven new teams , entered the Washington High School Championship meet. A total of 143 gymnasts took part in the meet. Washington coaches are contemplating the establishment of districts for the 1967 meet. Oregon teams were required to qualify for the state championship met through districts this year which proved very successful. Gymnasts from nin eteen teams qualified for the Oregon Championship Meet. Although Oregon coaches have dropped both tumbling and trampoline from all competition, Washington continues to compete in these events. Competition in both Oregon and Washington includes the six Olympic events. Oregon high schools have adopted a new method of competitive order for meets. Team members will perform in succession in each event. The plan is designed to provide more spectator interest and to promote spectator association with a " favorite" team. Competitive action is nil in District #2 until the 1966-67 season arrives. The only remaining activity is the Highline Summer Gym Kamp held annually near Seattle. Camp dates this year are July 2-16. The camp , under director Jack Mackenroth, has been a great aid in developing Washington gymnastics. Many boys from Oregon are also beginning to travel to the camp. Gymnastics in the Northwest has unlimited potentiaL With the solving of the fundamental problems of coaches and facilities the, sport should experience even more rapid progress.

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Modern Gymnast - October 1966  

Modern Gymnast - October 1966