Trying to keep their legs up and avoiding a fall deduction out of bar skills that come from a handstand and go into a glide kip is a common problem that beginning and intermediate optional gymnasts face.
Learn to watch for the wide variety of coaching styles present at any gymnastics meet and you may just become a better gymnast or coach yourself.
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.
Training and Competition Optional competition allows coaches and gymnasts to choose which specific skills they compete on each event and allow them to choose their own floor music. Theoretically this allows them to showcase their talents and minimize their weaknesses. USAG optional competition levels include Level 7, Level 8, Level 9 and Level 10. No […]
Optionals: A category of competition in which gymnasts and coaches individually create routines in which the gymnast may perform skills of their choosing which meet the rules as specified in the FIG code of points and under the constraints of listed special requirements. Optional gymnasts present their best skills in their routines. Optional gymnasts are […]