Tim Rand – In Memoriam

Tim Rand, former owner of American Twisters in Coconut Creek, passed away on August 20, 2007 of cardiac arrest. Our friend has been taken from us too soon, but he has left all of us who knew him a legacy, … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Tap

How many of the following questions can you answer? Is it the tap same for a big girls as a small girl? Is tap the arch or the hollowing after the arch? Do big and small girls tap at the … Continue reading

Gymnastics and Tumbling Safety

Gymnast, Tumbler and Athlete Safety in Athletic Facilities, Training and Competition Safety is the first consideration for any athletic program, especially for children. It should be the first thought and concern of every gymnastics or tumbling coach, gym owner, parent … Continue reading

Support Your Gymnastics Gym

The more you contribute to your gymnast’s gym the better the gym is for your gymnast. We have a particular point of view about gymnastics gyms. This article is written from the point of view of gymnastics coaches, gym owners … Continue reading

Winning Open Warm-ups for Gymnasts and Gymnastics Coaches

One of the signs of a very well coached team is an effective, well-planned and executed team warm-up. With individual gymnastics performances only taking a few minutes total, warm-ups are a big part of the physical activity that takes place … Continue reading

Deciding Which Gymnastics Meets to Attend

Coaches should be the ones to decide which meets for their gymnasts to attend on the basis of their progress and development. Factors in the decision should include skill and routine preparation and readiness, physical and psychological readiness, opportunities for … Continue reading