Discipline is one of the hallmarks of a great athlete. Follow the tips in this article and your discipline will will make you a better gymnast, cause everyone to take notice and build their respect for you.
Is concentrating on winning at the compulsory gymnastics levels the best gymnastics career strategy? Do you really want compulsory winners and do you really want to judge your gymnasts and base your team’s future on compulsory results? There are real reasons why you should not want to do any of these. There is nothing wrong […]
Compulsory gymnastics competition, sometimes called outside of the United States – mandatory competition, is a set of defined event routines that all gymnasts at that particular level are required to perform. The routines are the same for everyone at that level on every event. Worse, the music for the floor routine is also the same. […]
Subject: Dive Roll Drills Do you have good drills for teaching a dive roll? Thanks. Below is a list of progressions which we might use if we had a gymnast who had to perfect a dive roll for their Level 5 routine or were going to use it in optionals. The approximately 60 progression steps […]
What’s all this obsession with perfection of the USA Gymnastics compulsory routines? Level 4, Level 5, whatever. Where did all these professional compulsory gymnasts come from? Who is sentencing America’s gymnasts to a lifetime of compulsories? Basics are Fine We’re not arguing with perfection. Only with the concentration of perfection on such a limited number […]
Compulsories: A routine in which the elements are pre-determined by an organization such as USA Gymnastics (or other national federation) or by the FIG. Routines that are specified and designated by the gymnastics federation for certain levels of gymnasts and which all gymnasts at that level must perform. Compulsory routines are no longer a part […]