Dr. Windee Weiss, PhD

Dr. Windee's Congress Sessions

9:45 - 10:45am
Compulsory Beam Levels 1-5: Looking at the “Throughout” Deductions
Friday Women Technical
Session Summary

How to properly apply deductions on text, posture, footwork, rhythm, artistry and dynamics.

4:00 - 5:00pm
Connecting This & That: Improving Beam Connections (a Coach/Judge Perspective)
Friday Women Optional
Session Summary

This presentation will use a coach and judge perspective regarding various connections on beam: counter-acro, leap/jump, and gym-acro connections. Examples of what “breaks a connection” will be provided, along with multiple drills and strategies to improve your athletes’ skill connections.

11:00am - 12:00pm
How High is High Enough? Beginner to High Level UB & BB Dismounts
Saturday Women Technical
Session Summary

Focus on the amplitude of dismounts on UB and BB from A to E! Evaluate a range of dismounts and discuss minimum to maximum deductions.

8:30 - 9:30am
Different Strokes for Different Folks: Using Your Athlete’s Orientation to Enhance Motivation
Sunday Athlete Health & Wellness
Presenter(s): Dr. Windee Weiss, PhD
Session Summary

An individual’s “goal orientation” dictates the way an athlete thinks of success and how to achieve success. This presentation will teach you about these orientations, and provide you with strategies to use these orientations to increase athlete’s motivation, perceived ability, confidence, and feelings of success.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Xcel Beam: All Things Vertical
Sunday Women Xcel
Session Summary

This presentation will focus on the various differences concerning “vertical” skills on beam for all Xcel Divisions. Multiple examples of skills and series combinations will be evaluated and discussed concerning value part and special requirement credit. In essence, we hope to “de-mystify” what counts and what doesn’t.

2:45 - 3:45pm
“But I Don’t Dance!” Tips & Tricks for Creative Choreography
Sunday Women Optional
Presenter(s): Dr. Windee Weiss, PhD
Session Summary

This presentation will focus on strategies to creative innovative, unique, but yet “do-able” choreography for Development & Xcel athletes. From music selection & style to improving current routines or creating new- this presentation will help every coach, regardless of their own personal dance ability/experience.