TeamGym News! The TeamGym Newsletter N° 4

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TeamGym News! The TeamGym Newsletter N° 4

February 3, 2017

By Per Sjöstrand, TeamGym TC President








Dear friends,

With 2016 behind us, we take the time not only to reflect on what we have accomplished, but also take a look at what is ahead for the coming year.

2016 was a great year for TeamGym and it culminated in mid-October with the 11th European Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. This event was in many ways a huge success with as many as 47 participating teams, which is more teams compared to both Reykjavik 2014 and Aarhus 2012, and a substantial increase in the number of teams in the junior mixed section. Both qualifications and finals could be followed live on the UEG Youtube channel and the TV rights for the finals were sold in Denmark, Iceland, Slovenia and Sweden.

2017 is an odd year, meaning that for TeamGym we have no European Championships. Since we are now entering a new 4-year cycle our focus will be on Development and Education.  The new TeamGym Code of Points for 2017-2020 will be released in the middle of the year.

We have also several new projects in the pipeline and many exciting events to look forward to in 2017 which are presented in more detail below.

Last but not least, in addition to our main task to develop TeamGym among the European Federations, the UEG TC for TeamGym is also monitoring, with great interest, the growth of our sport outside Europe. It is highly likely that we will see more intercontinental collaboration in the next few years to come...






In February we launch a coaches’ guide on how to make a TeamGym floor programme! This guide, containing a lot of illustrations and videos, is prepared by Anders Frisk (SWE) and will help you as a coach to better understand how a TeamGym floor programme is built up and how to successfully choreograph your first floor programme. Part of the guide has previously been used in the TeamGym coaches’ education. Register to receive your electronic copy!






From 7 to 9 April, a Level 2 Coaching Course will be held in Anadia (POR). This course consists of both theoretical and practical sessions in all three disciplines of TeamGym: Floor, Tumbling and Trampet. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills as a TeamGym coach and each participant chooses to take part in either the Floor or the Tumbling/Trampet sessions. 

The course will be led by Gunnar Jansson, national coach for the Swedish senior men’s team, and Anders Frisk, brevet judge and educator in floor for both the Swedish federation and the UEG.





In July, we are running our annual summer camp, already for the 14th consecutive year! Staffed by some of the most experienced high level coaches in TeamGym, the camp will take place on July 15th - 22nd in Cesenatico, Italy.

A TeamGym coaching course on level 1 will be held in parallel. The course covers a full week of lessons and consists of both theoretical and practical sessions in all three disciplines.

Interested? Contact your Federation for more information!



New cycle, new Code of Points! Time for all judges to update their license. As we enter September it is time for the first of three TeamGym judges’ course to instruct candidates about the new version of the Code of Points.

Preliminary dates for the courses are September 20th – 24th and October 18th – 22nd. Further details will be announced in February. A third judges’ course is also planned in the first quarter of 2018.



We would like to present a good example that has developed from a coaches’ exchange programme between Great Britain and Iceland. In the next few weeks all federations will receive information about an International Coaching Internship for TeamGym (ICIT). This initiative -that started in 2016- will now open the doors for participants from all over Europe.

The programme is overseen by the UEG TeamGym Technical Committee and will be administered by Peter Tranckle (GBR).  It will help find coaching placements for young TeamGym coaches to gather experience throughout Europe.

The overall aims are to inspire, to give valuable experience to the coaches of the future, to invest in the future of TeamGym and to share expertise in TeamGym throughout Europe. The Programme is currently open to young coaches between 18 and 25 years of age with an interest/expertise in TeamGym. A host can be a club or a federation.

We hope to see many new faces who want to be with us on the exciting journey ahead!



A sold-out competition hall, fans from all over Europe, a record participation number, high-level showmanship, titles for Sweden, Denmark and Iceland, inspiring performances by Italy, Portugal, France, Austria and Slovenia,… It all contributed to a phenomenal experience, last October in Maribor (SLO).

Did you know that you can relive the excitement of the 2016 TeamGym European Championships? Just go to the UEG’s Youtube channel and enjoy the broadcast!



Keep up to date with the TeamGym progress by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

With my warmest wishes,

Per Sjöstrand
TeamGym-TC President