Term 1, 2018 Newsletter

08 Sep

NNAOG – News

Thank you for being part of the NNAOG family.

Thank you for choosing to be a part of the NNAOG family.

Welcome back to everyone for Term 1 of gymnastics at North Narrabeen Academy of Gymnastics! We hope that everyone had an enjoyable holiday period and that all the kids are ready to get back in to their gymnastics classes for 2018!

At the end of Term 4, we ran our third bi-annual “Time to Shine” gymnastics competition for our recreational and foundation levels-based gymnasts. We were very excited to see so many of our gymnasts participating in the event and having a great time displaying their gymnastics routines for their families and friends. The event was a huge success and we are happy to announce that we will be hosting a winter “Time to Shine” event at the end of Term 2.

This term, we will be running an Easter party for all our FitNastics gymnasts. Times, Date and more info will be coming soon. This will be a good chance for kids to mingle with gymnasts from other classes.

Things to remember:

–  Bare foot when participating, please ensure all children wear shoes upon entry to the centre.

–  Children with long hair should have their hair tied back.

–  Sign in commences 5 min before class start time.

–  If your child has not been booked in they will not be allowed to enter the class.

–  Each child is eligible for 1 make per term, make ups do not carry over to next term. Make ups are subject to availability.

–  Final payment for this Term is due on the 10th Feb.

–  Priority booking for Term 2 begins in week 5

– The best way to book your child in is via our parent portal at www.nnacademy.com.au.

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Training Tips:

Round Offs

The round-off is a key element on floor used to change direction and accelerate into backward tumbling. It commences the same as a hurdle cartwheel, but will land with two feet together and rebound backwards. The round-off involves two quarter turns of the body, which result in changing the direction of the gymnast from forwards to backwards.

Key Coaching Points

  • Strong Hurdle
  • Correct hand placement 1,2 then push to snap down
  • Good body alignment, chest in and hips open throughout
  • Legs should join at or near vertical before the snap-down
  • Landing position with buttocks tight and under and chest in

Common Errors

  • Turning too early into the round-off
  • Incorrect hand placement
  • Hips closed in the snap-down
  • No body tension (arching)

About the Business Owner:

Jason Semeniuk

I started gymnastics at 4 and when I showed signs of a promising career, I was moved into the competitive team of gymnasts.

From here I developed my skills and passion for the sport and went on to win medals and all round titles at state level, apparatus medals at national level and also won my division on the Australian Tour of South Africa in 2007.

At the age of 15 I started as an assistant coach at the club I was currently competing for on a voluntary basis. From here the love of gymnastics grew as I started to develop the children I was coaching and improve my skills as a coach.

In 2009, I moved to the northern beaches for an opportunity to grow my coaching abilities even more. As a coach I have had many athletes from Junior Development to Senior International who have won many State Championship and also National medals and titles. In 2012 I also coached on the Australian Tour of Las Vegas with one of my athletes.

I have owned the “North Narrabeen Academy of Gymnastics” business here at Pittwater Sports Centre since 2015, encompassing both the FitNastics program and Competitive Gymnastics. I feel so lucky to be involved in this wonderful sport and want to promote it to as many people as possible.


Raspberry smoothie bliss balls


  • 3/4 cup (105g) slightly thawed frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup (90g) rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup (60g) shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup (60g) coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds


Step 1

Process raspberries, rolled oats, shredded coconut, coconut oil and sunflower seeds in a food processor until almost smooth and well combined.

Step 2
Roll 2-tablespoon portions of the raspberry mixture into balls. Place on a lined tray in the fridge for 1 hour or until set. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Staff Member of the Term:

Brehna Williams

Brehna has recently taken on a more Senior role here at NNAOG. Having finished school in 2017 she is now working in all aspects of NNAOG.

Having grown up in Queenstown, New Zealand where here family owned their own Gymnastics Club she has spent a large portion of her life in and around Gymnastics.

Brehna has recently taken on her own Junior Devlopment squad and has thrived with the extra responsibility. We look forward to seeing Brehna continue to grow into a leader within NNAOG.

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