Claudia Kretschmer

Claudia's Regional Congress Sessions

Region 2 - Saturday
2:15 - 3:15pm
Rec Floor (Live)
Find Your Shine! Choregraphy & Routine Construction
Region 2 Saturday Women Coaching - CPE Clinic Credit
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Get ready to move! This hands-on lecture promises to be fun and engaging as we cover tips for creating successful beam and floor routines, to help you find YOUR shine. No secrets revealed here: you’ll have to show up to discover all the exciting details!

Region 2 - Sunday
8:15 - 9:15am
Rec Floor (Live)
Leaps, Jumps and Turns OH MY!
Region 2 Sunday Women Coaching - CPE Clinic Credit
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

In this practical lecture for coaches, we’ll break down the fundamental techniques for leaps, jumps, and turns on beam and floor. Learn effective drills and complexes that you can easily integrate into your daily practices to help your gymnasts perfect these important skills. Join us to enhance your coaching toolkit and support your athletes in mastering these key skills!

 

9:30 - 10:30am
Party Room
Meet Boot Camp for Coaches
Region 2 Sunday Women Coaching
Session Summary

Get ready to master the in’s and out’s of gymnastics competitions in this comprehensive bootcamp for coaches. From check-in to bump-in, we will cover it all. Whether you’re a seasoned coach or new to the competitive scene, this lecture will provide valuable insights and practical tips to ensure smooth and successful meet experiences!

10:45 - 11:45am
Boys Floor
No More Dip Kicks!
Region 2 Sunday Recreational
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Recreational beam can often feel boring and scary for kids, but it doesn’t have to be! This lecture will provide tips to make beam activities creative and fun, introduce beam circuits designed to build kids’ confidence, and share strategies to turn recreational beam into a favorite event. Say goodbye to the boring dip kicks and hello to an exciting beam experience that kids will love!

1:00 - 2:00pm
Party Room
Customer Service
Region 2 Sunday Business
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

In today’s rapidly changing industry, new challenges are constantly emerging. This lecture offers valuable tips and insights on how to embrace these changes through exceptional customer service. Learn strategies to set your business apart, and discover how to create a culture that fosters loyalty and stands out in the competitive market.

2:15 - 3:15pm
Rec Floor (Live)
Beam Connections
Region 2 Sunday Women Coaching - CPE Clinic Credit
Session Summary

In this session, we’ll show a variety of dance and acro connections from both a judging and coaching perspective. Give or not from the judge. Drills on how to fix from the coach.

Region 3 - Saturday
10:45 - 11:45am
Texas CD
How to Fit Flexibility Into Your Practice
Region 3 Saturday Women Coaching
Session Summary

Struggling to fit flexibility training into your practice schedule? This lecture is designed for coaches looking for practical tips on how to incorporate flexibility into event training for all levels. We’ll share strategies to maximize practice time and ensure your gymnasts are developing the flexibility they need to succeed.

Region 3 - Sunday
9:30 - 10:30am
Continental
Customer Service: It’s A Whole New World!
Region 3 Sunday Business
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

In today’s rapidly changing industry, new challenges are constantly emerging. This lecture offers valuable tips and insights on how to embrace these changes through exceptional customer service. Learn strategies to set your business apart, and discover how to create a culture that fosters loyalty and stands out in the competitive market.

10:45 - 11:45am
Texas AB
No More Dip Kicks!
Region 3 Sunday Recreational
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Recreational beam can often feel boring and scary for kids, but it doesn’t have to be! This lecture will provide tips to make beam activities creative and fun, introduce beam circuits designed to build kids’ confidence, and share strategies to turn recreational beam into a favorite event. Say goodbye to the boring dip kicks and hello to an exciting beam experience that kids will love!

1:00 - 2:00pm
Texas CD
Tight Drills 101
Region 3 Sunday Women Coaching
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Do you ever feel like your athletes just aren’t tight enough? You’re not alone! Join us for “Let’s Get Tight: Cultivating a Culture of Tightness in Your Gym,” where we’ll dive into practical insights, tips and drills to help both athletes and coaches overcome this common challenge.

3:30 - 4:30pm
Crystal D (Live)
Find Your Shine! Choreography and Routine Construction!
Region 3 Sunday Women Coaching
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Get ready to move! This hands-on lecture promises to be fun and engaging as we cover tips for creating successful beam and floor routines, help you find YOUR shine. No secrets revealed here: you’ll have to show up to discover all the exciting details!

Region 7 - Friday
8:30 - 9:30am
Harrisburg Ballroom (Live)
How to Fit Flexibility Into Your Practice
Region 7 Friday Women Coaching
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Struggling to fit flexibility training into your practice schedule? This lecture is designed for coaches looking for practical tips on how to incorporate flexibility into event training for all levels. We’ll share strategies to maximize practice time and ensure your gymnasts are developing the flexibility they need to succeed.

2:45 - 3:45pm
Allegheny / Susquehanna
Beam Complexes for ALL
Region 7 Friday Women Coaching
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Bored with the same old complex? In this lecture, you’ll discover how to create beam complexes on a whole new level! We’ll dive into fresh ideas to keep your complexes engaging for your athletes. You will transform your beam practices!

4:00 - 5:00pm
Harrisburg Ballroom (Live)
Find Your Shine! Floor Choreography and Xcel Routine Construction
Region 7 Friday Women Coaching - CPE Clinic Credit
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Get ready to move! This hands-on lecture promises to be fun and engaging as we cover tips for creating successful beam and floor routines, help you find YOUR shine. No secrets revealed here: you’ll have to show up to discover all the exciting details!

Region 8 - Friday
8:30 - 9:30am
Jasper DEFG (Live)
Find Your Shine! Choreography and Routine Construction
Region 8 Friday Women Coaching
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Get ready to move! This hands-on lecture promises to be fun and engaging as we cover tips for creating successful beam and floor routines, help you find YOUR shine. No secrets revealed here: you’ll have to show up to discover all the exciting details!

1:30 - 2:30pm
Amethyst II
Creating Successful Xcel Routines
Region 8 Friday Women Coaching
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Tips and tools to help coaches create routines that work for your athletes. This lecture will offer practical advice and creative ideas to make your routines shine. Join us and take your Xcel routine planning to the next level!

4:00 - 5:00pm
Jasper ABC
Women’s Xcel Program Update
Region 8 Friday Women
4:00 - 5:00pm
Jasper DEFG (Live)
Breaking Down 3 Beam Skills Beginning to End: Back Handspring, Front Handspring, and Back Tuck
Region 8 Friday Women Coaching
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

Let’s answer those questions… which hand goes in front?  What is the best landing technique for back tucks?  Why does my gymnast land wonky on a front handspring?  We will break down drills from beginning to end on each of these skills.  You will go back to your gym fired up and ready!

Region 8 - Saturday
1:30 - 2:30pm
Amethyst II
Leaps, Jumps and Turns OH MY!
Region 8 Saturday Women Coaching
Presenter(s): Claudia Kretschmer
Session Summary

In this practical lecture for coaches, we’ll break down the fundamental techniques for leaps, jumps, and turns on beam and floor. Learn effective drills and complexes that you can easily integrate into your daily practices to help your gymnasts perfect these important skills. Join us to enhance your coaching toolkit and support your athletes in mastering these key skills!