Winning Open Warm-Ups at Gymnastics Meets

Winning warm-ups is not as satisfying or important as winning meets, but it can set the tone for the meet and be fun for you and your gymnasts. Continue reading

Jump in Practice Hours at the Gym

The Coach talks about many parents’ concerns over the number of hours their kids workout at the gym and how they can decide what is reasonable for them. Continue reading

Winning is Only Important to Coaches and Parents

Parents and coaches have a warped view of winning that their gymnasts do not always share, and in this case, the gymnasts are more right than their parents and coaches. Continue reading

4 Questions on Using Strap Bars

This time the coach answers 4 strap bar questions including… what types of bars to use, finding straps, and making your own gymnastics straps. Continue reading

True Gymnastics Safety, Not Just Liability Risk Management

Learn the many ways to keep gymnasts safe, not just to reduce liability like most gymnastics federations, lawyers, and insurance companies focus on. Continue reading

What Do I Do If I Fall on the 1st Skill of a Beam Flight Series?

Gymnasts (and their coaches) need to have a plan if they fall on the first skill of a flight series on beam. Learn how to maximize your score if this happens to you. Continue reading