Gymnastics WA is pleased to announce the High Performance Coaching Forum will again be held in 2018, from 30 November - 2 December. This exciting opportunity for Advanced and above coaches offers key information on running a High Performance Program and the importance of support services, professional development for coaches, information sharing and examples of best practice initiatives within the industry for all six gymsports. 

It will allow participants to listen and network with our inspirational international and domestic guest presenters, gaining valuable advice on how to maximise the potential of your gymnastics, coaches and programs. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with leading industry experts in both technical and practical sessions. 

Along with the event providing unique and highly valuable education, this event is also an updating opportunity to gain necessary updating points for the 2019 Technical Membership. We encourage participants to attend as many workshops/forums as possible to gain the maximum benefit from our presenters. 

Forum Information

The forum is a two day event, with a Welcome & Networking Session held on the Friday evening prior. 

Date - 30 November - 2 December 2018
Venues - State Gymnastics Centre, Leederville & WAIS Seminar Room, Mt Claremont
Cost - Ticket information below
Schedule - Schedule available below

The Friday Networking session will be engaging with WA Sporting Legend Ric Charlesworth discussing his trials and tribulations of his coaching life as well as an opportunity to meet this year's international guest, Dave Tilley. Dave will summarise his career so far, founding SHIFT Movement and discuss the reasons why research is so important in gymnastics.

Saturday and Sunday will be filled with interactive workshops focusing on areas such as:
- Injury Prevention
- Strength and Conditioning
- Physiotherapy
- Psychology (Goal Setting)
- Spotting Techniques
- Flexibility

This year's focus was to ensure a significant number of sessions were relevant to all gymsports. All sessions, excluding the Spotting Technique workshops are applicable to all gymsports however all participants are welcome to attend these sessions. 


Dave Tilley - 

Dr. Dave Tilley, DPT, SCS is a Physical Therapist who graduated in 2013 from Springfield College. Dave comes from an extensive gymnastics background, being a former gymnast himself and currently still coaching optional level gymnastics in the North Shore of Boston.

His current interests include prevention and rehabilitation of extension based spine injuries, shoulder and hip instability, as well as the science involved in long-term athletic development, mobility training, and motor control. He has successfully treated some of the most talented high school, collegiate, and junior elite level gymnasts in the country.

Dave looks to help remold the gymnastics world with current, scientifically backed principles that optimize a gymnast’s long-term potential. His new forward thinking ideas have been nationally recognised with members of USA Gymnastics as well as now internationally, being implemented into elite level and Junior Olympic programs. Dave comes strongly recommended by 2017 

Shayne Hanks - 

Shayne is the founder and director of Performance Boost and works out of the Perth office in WA. Shayne also works regionally, nationally and internationally with athlete, performers and their coaches. He has provided an extensive range of sport, exercise, performance psychology and executive and life coaching services over the last 20 years. 

Shayne has worked with professional athletes from the AFL, state and national cricket teams, the National Rugby & Basketball Leagues and many others. He has also worked with elite amateur athletes from WA Institute of Sport, triathlon, swimming, rowing, tennis, gymnastics and just about every sport imaginable. 

Joshua Fabian - 

Josh is currently the Senior Coach at the Gymnastics Australia National Centre of Excellence - Perth and holds a High Performance coaching accreditation. Recently travelling to the 2017 World Cups in Baku and Doha with athlete, Emily Little, Josh has a wealth of experience and is always looking to develop.  

Josh's self-proclaimed area of expertise sits within spotting and ensuring the safety of athletes whilst developing new skills. Assisting athletes with when transitioning between bars or tumbling on the floor is crucial, reducing the risk of injury and ensuring proper technique and body positioning is learnt right from the very start. 

Jo Norcott - 

Jo is a Sports Physiotherapist who has worked with the WAIS / NCE Perth Gymnastics Programme for the past 20 years. Jo was a gymnast herself and competed for Australia and World Championships. She has also worked with the 2016 Rio Synchronised Swimming Team, and WAIS diving programs. She practices at Ascend Physiotherapy at the HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont and also does some work at the PLC Lighthouse Wellness Centre as a Sports Physiotherapist. Jo provides Physiotherapy for the Australian Gymnastics teams as required. 

After being involved in a study which was published looking at postures and the effects on motor recruitment patterns, Jo has a keen interest in rehabilitation relating to specific gymnastic patterns and shapes. Jo is keen to work with gymnasts of all levels and disciplines of Gymnastics. 


If you are a coach with an Advanced or above accreditation , grab your tickets at Trybooking !

Full Weekend - $220
Friday & Saturday - $150
Friday & Sunday - $150

High Performance Scholarships

Gymnastics WA is pleased to inform you, the scholarship application process is now open for the 2018 High Performance Coaching Forum. Gymnastics WA will be offering up to five scholarships to Advanced and above coaches, designed to provide aspiring High Performance coaches an introduction to the multifaceted world of High Performance. Successful grant recipients will be fully funded to attend every session of the High Performance Coaching Forum, including the Friday evening Welcome & Networking Function.

Scholarship applications closes at 5pm, Friday 9th November 2018.

Apply now!!