Too often, gymnasts have heard, too many times, about how goal setting is important, but have not yet actually done it. Do It Now!
There were many stories that came out of the 1976 Olympics. The gymnastics events at the 1976 Olympics were dominated by the surpassing grace and precision of Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci, who caused a sensation when, for her performance on the uneven bars, she was awarded the first-ever perfect score of 10.0. She eventually earned […]
The zone is a well-known temporary performance state that athletes may enter into in which they perform instinctively and without conscious thought processes. It is well known because it allows athletes to perform at their optimum level. In this scenario, the brain thinks about the sports action and the body performs it exactly as the […]
Subject: Training a young talented gymnast Dear Coach, We want to know if our daughter should move up to Level 5 or stay another year in Level 4 to better learn the skills and have more competitive success. I am the parent of a young gymnast (6) who is training to compete in a group […]
Subject: Nervous in Competition Dear Coach, I have a Level 3 7 year old who trains really well, but when it comes to competition, she seems to do o.k. at best. We are thinking it is just nerves, but at 7 how do you over come this? We are asking questions about being nervous, but […]
Subject: IT’S TOO HARD Dear Coach, I have been coaching a gymnast who up to now has been the most determined girl in her group and was the highest ranked of three in her level from our gym at Nationals. We are working towards trials for a regional levels competition and of the girls in […]