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Truckee Gymnastics to host back handspring and kip clinic Friday, Aug. 5

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Truckee Gymnastics is excited to host a summer back handspring and kip clinic with gymnastics expert Michael Taylor in Truckee Gymnastics’ new gym, Friday, Aug. 5, 1:30-3 p.m.

Cost is $19: Level 3-4 Campers week of Aug. 1: Clinic replaces swimming on Friday Aug. 5. If you haven’t yet paid for swimming and would like to participate in the clinic, please reserve your spot.

Athletic beginners to advanced students and cheerleaders welcome; age 6 and older; boys and girls grouped by ability.

Reserve your spot today by e-mail laura@playgroundcentral.com or call 530-587-7404.

My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics, Serving the physical activity needs of children. New gym location, 11410 Deerfield Drive, Bldg. A-1, Truckee, 530-587-7404, visit http://www.playgroundcentral.com

With gymnastics experience since 1968 as a competitor, coach, judge, club owner, director, recreational athlete and administrator, Michael Taylor is a recognized expert in the gymnastics industry. Taylor operated a 1700 student gymnastics program in Menlo Park, Calif. from 1991 to 2005. He has been a national safety instructor for USA Gymnastics (USAG), the official Olympic and national governing body for the sport of gymnastics, since 1992. Taylor also serves USAG as a member of the National Safety / Risk Management Review Board and the National PreSchool Advisory Committee. Taylor has presented seminars at the USAG National Congress on topics that included and#8220;Safety in the Gym for Class Instructors,and#8221; and#8220;Setting up your PreSchool Gym Safely,and#8221; and and#8220;Partner Parentsand#8221; among others. Author of four gymnastics books, he is an active member of the United States Elite Coaches Association (USECA) and publishes featured monthly articles in the USECA Newsletter. Taylor is a regular clinician / presenter at the USAG Region 1 Congress and has presented workshops and seminars at the California Parks and Recreation Society Bay Area Institute. He has published articles in USAG Technique Magazine and in USA Gymnast Magazine on and#8220;The Benefits of Gymnastics,and#8221; and#8220;The Code of Points for Marketing,and#8221; and and#8220;Positive Coaching.and#8221; Taylor is a featured columnist on the USA Gymnastics Online web site (www.usa-gymnastics.org). He is a charter Coaching Principles Course Instructor for the American Sport Education Program since 1981 and is an Instructor for the Stanford University based Positive Coaching Alliance.