Tag Archives: Gymnastics Safety

Introduction to Gymnastics Safety

All coaches, gym owners, parents and gymnasts need to be concerned with gymnastics safety. In every gymnastics program, safety considerations should come first. USAG Safety Certification Currently, the safety knowledge level of the average gymnastics coach derives from the USA Gymnastics Safety certification program. This program was originally a one-day course with a multiple-choice test. […]

Safe Gymnastics Play At Home

Gymnastics parents are well aware of how difficult it is to stop gymnasts from doing gymnastics at home, outside in the grass or just about anywhere. How concerned should gymnasts and parents be about their safety when doing gymnastics at home away from the gym. The Gym is Padded, your Home is Not Gymnastics in […]

Safety Fall Sign

The Gymnastics Safety Fall Complex

Coaches have experience regarding when and where falls from the equipment are likely to occur. For the gymnast, a fall can have a negative effect on future performance and potentially lead to a mental block on the skill causing them fear. But it is not the skill for which they have fear, it is the […]

Jump to the High Bar Safety

We had not anticipated putting an individual skill (especially a non-skill, like jump to the high bar) on the safety pages, but having viewed and heard about a series of serious accidents (broken bones) and resulting negative effects (fear) of this seemingly simple transition from bar to bar, we have decided to put out an […]

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