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There Is No Kick in a Kip - Dan Connelly

The kip is the most important skill for age group bars and one of the most challenging to learn. Here Dan Connelly gives a few tips to make learning this skill easier.

Kip
Stable Beam Landings - Kellie Mizoguchi

Strong stable landings really sell a beam routine. Here Kellie Mizoguchi gives a tip on how to stablize your landings on balance beam.

Whip and backflip......My way - by Lee Woolls

This video dissects the whipback, an effective linking skill for tumbling runs.

Whip back
Quick warm-up for beginning gymnasts 6-8 years old

This short warm-up is great for your pre-team. See how almost every exercise uses either a core shape core strength movement to lead towards gymnastics skills.

Bars training for USA levels

Olympia gymnastics shares its coaches' training clinic for USA bars levels.

Skill Progressions #10: Front Handspring Vault

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Front handspring vault
Developing the Illusion Turn - gymnastics

WAG coach Tracey Skirton shares tips on developing the illusion turn.

Illusion
Working Out Of Whip Backs - George Hery

The whip back is becoming a popular connecting skill for advanced tumbling. Here George Hery shows a drill to learn this skill.

Whip back
Advanced Flexibility - Tammy Biggs

Here is a more advanced gymnastic flexibility drill from Tammy Biggs using theraband.

Connecting Backward and Forward Tumbling - Mas Watanabe

Combination tumbling can increase your start value on floor exercise. Here Mas Watanabe shows how to change from tumbling backwards to forwards.

Ukrainian handstand prep

2007 European Champion on the uneven bars Dariya Zgoba shares this Ukrainian handstand preparation video. This small video shows many drills that can be done both in the gym and at home.

Handstand Press to handstand
Developing the Basics | Vault | DeAvera Todd

Some quick ideas on starting vault for the Little’s.

Measurement of Perceived Parental Success Standards in Sport and Relations with Athletes’ Performance Anxiety

The Perceived Parent Success Standards Scale (PPSSS) provides a measure of athletes’ perceptions of mastery- and ego-oriented parental success criteria, a central component of parental motivational climate. This study focused on 543…

Straight Legs in Giant Swings

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Giant circle
Strengthening Body Shapes - Tony Retrosi

Tips from Tony Retrosi on exercises and drills to strengthen basic body positions and strength.

Shaping
Drill for late drop Stalder on low bar

This common drill is a step up from drills on the floor for gymnasts with the requisite strength and flexibility.

Stalder
Should Female Gymnasts Lift Weights?

Gymnastics coaches and administrators in the US are reluctant to include weight training with female gymnasts because they believe it produces detrimental increases in muscle mass. However, weight training based on high-intensity…

Back Extension Rolls

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Back extension roll
The Yurchenko Part 1

This is Part One of Gymneo's training session covering the Yurchenko vault. Chapters include trampoline drills and guides to spotting.

Yurchenko Vault
Valdez for Back Handspring Leg Drive - Tony Retrosi

Great leg form is challenging on back handsprings and layout step outs on beam. Here Tony Retrosi shows how he uses a Valdez to teach strong leg drive and form for these skills.

Valdez
Double Back

The complete training on the double back. The double salto backward is a characteristic gymnastics skill that many gymnasts dream of doing. What if you could help them realize this dream?

Double tuck
Skill Progressions #25: Clear Hips 2.0

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Clear hip circle
Swing Development for Bars - Mas Watanabe

Here is a drill from Mas Watanabe to develop a strong and relaxed swing. He has used this technique for over forty years and trained many of today's successful coaches.

Tap swing
Casting and Cast Handstands (Supplemental drill)

When we originally filmed the cast handstand video, this athlete couldn't quite perform this step, so I left it out. Now she can get it pretty close to perfect. It still doesn't quite finish right at vertical and stay there, but it's…Cast to handstand