Read about 13 year old, Maya Fullmer Silvera, who competed at the Crystal Cup Gymnastics Meet, just six months after she received a heart transplant.
Coaches and parents should be doing more than just complaining about their gymnast’s lack of motivation. Here are 8 ways coaches can improve motivation.
Talking about how to motivate older optional gymnasts gives great insight into what motivational techniques really work.
The parent’s meeting had been raging on for almost two hours and it had been getting really heated. The Russian coaches, who had been the team directors for the last four years, had left the gym for an offer that this gym could never match. Assistant coach, Jay Richardson, was the obvious and even popular […]
Tryouts for our gymnastics team were always more of a showpiece than a real tryout. The decisions about who had made the team were made by evaluating daily practices seeking out the qualities I favored in my team girls. Our gymnastics team had an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally and being on our gymnastics […]
As everyone and every team does, we have had our share of tragedy and grief. Our most poignant period was when the little brother of one of our team gymnasts got leukemia. Over a period of almost a year, this had a daily effect on our life and the lives of everyone on our team. […]