Shoulder flexibility is a hidden safety problem in gymnastics that USA Gymnastics has not done enough to publicize and eradicate. Learn what needs to be done to keep gymnasts safe.
Coach Howard tackles the complex question of where, when and how often parents should view their children’s gymnastics classes. You may be surprised to learn that getting this wrong has been scientifically proven to slow gymnasts’ progress.
Learn the many ways to keep gymnasts safe, not just to reduce liability like most gymnastics federations, lawyers, and insurance companies focus on.
Gym staff take gym supervision very seriously, but they are often focused on one gymnast. Learn how to handle general gymnastics gym supervision.
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 and gymnast. Zero Injury Tolerance Every building owner, gym owner, coach, instructor or parent should […]
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 […]