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Preschool Gymnastics: Make It Educational, Not Recreational
Developmentally appropriate skills are those that a child could be ready for according to their physical or mental…
Psychological Strategies Used by Competitive Gymnasts to Overcome the Fear of Injury
The fear of injury exists when a gymnast lacks confidence in her ability to perform successfully in a threatening or…
Strength Training Fundamentals in Gymnastics Conditioning
Gymnastics alone will not develop nor even maintain an adequate level of strength for advanced gymnastics. Special…
5 Big Mistakes Gymnastics Parents Make on Competition Day…and What you Can Do Instead!
Parents play an extremely crucial role in supporting a child on the day of competition. Meet preparation, of course, is…
Psychology and Safety in Gymnastics [pdf]
An important area that often does not always receive the attention it deserves in coach readiness has to do with the…
Techniques To Start The Stoop Circle (Adler) On High Bar (pdf)
This detailed paper discusses various techniques for entering the Adler element on high bar.
The Physics of the Gymnastic Giant
It should be clear that if you want to swing higher or faster, you must add energy to the system (in this case, the…
A Progression for Teaching the Stalder Handstand
The key here is the technique of the entry into the skill, author John Wojtczuk writes, what has been called a "late…
The Mystery Of Twisting ( George Hery ) – Gymnastics Wisdom
Twisting is indeed a mystery for many people; and mainly because we do not really understand three very important…
Analysis of physical training influence on the technical execution of dismounts off the uneven bars
Highlighting of physical training dynamics and its influence on the biomechanical characteristics of the dismounts off…
Should Female Gymnasts Lift Weights?
Gymnastics coaches and administrators in the US are reluctant to include weight training with female gymnasts because…
Split Flexibility by Dr Wm Sands
By Wm A. Sands, Ph.D., Head – Sport Biomechanics and Engineering, U.S. Olympic Committee Chair - USECA. Split …
Late Drop Techniques For In-Bar Skills By Tom Forster
This article covers techniques for entering close bar skills and highlights some common errors to avoid.
Understanding Sever’s Disease and Gymnastics
Sever’s Disease is gymnast can be hard to distinguish from other pains. However, the most common symptoms of Sever’s…
Clear Hip Handstand: Shape, Drop, Open
This two-page article by Karen Goeller covers the details of teaching the clear hip circle to handstand, which is a…
Drills for Giants on Uneven Bars
Giant swings are one of the more difficult “basic” skills that every gymnast must have. It takes strength (with out…
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