Answering a parent’s questions about the HOPES and Junior Pre-Elite programs, including qualifying, testing and competition information.
Answers to questions, links to resources and information about Elite testing and strength training requested by a young gymnast.
There are some backward roll safety concerns regarding neck injuries, especially when young beginner gymnasts are first learning them.
There are a number of training and practice options for fixing problems with a gymnast’s straddle back. which also work with fixing other gymnastic skills.
Answers to questions from a gymnast wondering about the relative merits of USA Gymnastics vs USAIGC when trying to get a college scholarship.
It is difficult to understand when gyms make private lessons & other decisions that make little sense financially or in terms of competition.