Podium Training: Podium training is an officially scheduled practice time and practice session before the start of a large gymnastics competition, when gymnasts get a chance to do their routines on the competition equipment and in the competition arena. At most large and important international meets, the gymnastics competition equipment is raised off the floor […]
This time the coach answers 4 strap bar questions including… what types of bars to use, finding straps, and making your own gymnastics straps.
Subject: Home Gymnastics Equipment? Dear Coach, Every year when Christmas and my gymnast’s birthday come, I have again to decide whether I want to purchase some gymnastics equipment for her to use at home. Should I buy home gymnastics equipment, what equipment and will it really help her get to be a better gymnast? – […]
Room vs. Area There are two reasons that a first aid room may be preferable over simply a designated first aid area of the gym – privacy and isolation. There are certain injuries, including some injuries that may not be serious, for which privacy for the gymnast may be desirable. Bathrooms may provide privacy, but […]
Vaulting progressions can use a variety of different types of gymnastics safety pits and matting. Not all gyms can have more than one type of gymnastic safety pit, but all of the gyms can utilize a variety of matting techniques. Other vault equipment progressions can include tramp vaulting on and off, mini-tramp vaulting, extra padding […]
Gymnastic coaches have a wide array of equipment and equipment set-ups to assist in safe and easy skill learning. Just as there is a particular skill learning progression, there are learning equipment progressions for each event also. These equipment progressions need to be followed because they are safer for gymnasts, a make learning new skills […]