One of our basic tenets of training young, Compulsory gymnasts is training optional level skills & optional progressions. Here are gyms doing it right.
Too many coaches don’t teach their young gymnasts real tumbling/gymnastics skills at the time when they can learn them best, fastest and most efficiently.
Often pop gymnastics sport psychology fails to recognize that all physical actions are run by the subconscious and conscious mind actions just interfere.
The research is fairly clear on what are the most effective and efficient coaching methods and traditional and past “tough” training does not always qualify.
China’s gymnastics developmental training system from the 1980’s can give us an insight into how they train their gymnasts so successfully now.
Dealing with and reducing the level of the very normal separation anxiety that young gymnasts often show is simply a function of understanding what helps.