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The Langdon Award was the idea of the late Brenda Langdon. Her wish was to acknowledge the contribution to calishenics that young coaches give to the sport. Over her years of involvement with calisthenics she observed how often these coaches were overlooked. Young coaches frequently work with the new participants and young developing teams. They exhibit high standard of personal skill and commitment to their teams who are not necessarily the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters or aggregate winners at competitions.
Brenda wanted the award to be seen as a reward for coaching skills, personality and hard work in all facets of calisthenics. It is not intended to be given to a winning coach but to one who is developing all round capabilities as a coach. It recognises the hard work that calisthenic coaching involves as well as the ability to relate well to team participants, club and CACTI officials and parents. Above all, the coach demonstrates good sportsmanship as well as developing and expecting this in their team participants.
All coaches spend many hours preparing music, working through routines and eventually coach this work to a team. Not all good calisthenic competitors make good coaches and vice versa. It is a skill in itself to be able to coach a routine and get the participants to understand what is required of them. The bonus comes via places at competitions.
Brenda’s words were “the award should be given to someone to say, ‘congratulations on the work you are achieving within the sport and be encouraged to continue to develop as a coach – you are on the right track”.
|2014||Grace Cox/Belinda Seaman|
|2002||Liz Arnold/Joanna Lawler|
|2001||Sally Donovan/Carmen Doig|
|1990||Sarah-Jane Hofmeier/Kylie Smith|
Calisthenics ACT values the work and dedication of our volunteer base across all member clubs, sub-committees and executive. To acknowledge these volunteers Calisthenics ACT has a Volunteer Recognition Program. This program is designed to recognise a larger community of volunteers without the requirement to fill in a very detailed selection criteria.
Each Calisthenics ACT member club, Calisthenics ACT Committee and Sub-Committees can nominate ONE volunteer to receive recognition. All nominations who meet the following criteria will receive recognition at the Calisthenics ACT September Team Championships.
Calisthenics ACT values the work and dedication of their coaches and consequently each year offers a “Coach of the Year” award. To be eligible for the award, a Coach must be nominated by an ACT Calisthenic Club and meet certain criteria. The criteria entails:
|2017||Kari Sharp / Frances Madaffari|