Cindy Bickman

Cindy's Congress Sessions

9:45 - 10:45am
Showtime: Create and Take Your Show(Team) on the Road!
Saturday Gymnastics for All
Presenter(s): Cindy Bickman
11:00am - 12:00pm
Live Hall E - Right Side
Hands-On Spotting: Spotting Athletes With Special Needs
Saturday Hands On Spotting
Presenter(s): Cindy Bickman April Sawyer
Session Summary

Many coches are afraid or unsure how to work with and spot athletes with special needs. This opportunity will help coaches to feel comfortable by providing guided, hands-on spotting practice that focuses on specialized spotting techniques tailored for the unique considerations of special needs athletes.
Space in this session is limited! Reserve your spot by signing up at the Congress Registration Booth beginning Thursday at 11:00 a.m.
Individuals must be present and show their Congress credential to sign up.

Session attendees aged 18+ must be U110 SafeSport Trained to participate in hands on spotting activities.

8:30 - 9:30am
HUGS: Program Overview and Curriculum Ideas
Sunday Gymnastics for All
Presenter(s): Cindy Bickman
Session Summary

In this session, we will explore opportunities to expand your program for gymnasts who learn differently. Coaches: learn how to implement a HUGS competitive program. Meet Directors: learn how to incorporate HUGS gymnasts into existing competitions. Judges: learn how to evaluate these very special gymnasts. Gym owners: learn how very special YOU are for offering these opportunities!