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Ask John Q&A: Yurchenko Layouts

Question from Travis Cherrier: Hi John. I am an optional vault coach and while we are very good at piked yurchenkos, I cannot for the life of me, get the kids to do a really great layout?????? I spot them from board to table into open foam, I spot them from table to open foam…

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Ask John Q&A: Floor Mat Thickness

Question: Hi John, What floor mat thickness would you recommend for use on an unsprung wooden hall floor for an elementary school based gymnastics club? Thanks Answer: I would highly recommend the 2 inch foam backed carpet bonded foam. I think it runs somewhere around $600 per 40 foot roll (6 foot wide). You can check…

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Ask John Q&A: Tumbling Question

Question from “Thecoachwholovestocoach:” Hi John! I am a level 7 coach for the first time after many years of coaching compulsories. I have watched your tumbling drills video and used those drills throughout the summer. Now I am having trouble coming up with drills to make my girls tumble better while in competition season because…

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John and Jordyn Essay

   A Few weeks ago I had a college student request to do a story (an essay) on Jordyn, myself and the Twistars program. The final product follows. Thanks Claire for putting this well written document together (I do have to wonder about the impact it may have on shattering my “tyrant” image however). Great…

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Twistars USA is Now Hiring Gymnastics Coaches

Join John Geddert and a World Champion Coaching Staff! Twistars USA Gymnastics Club is currently looking for passionate, driven, self motivated coaches for immediate placement.  Coaching positions are available for all levels including recreational classes, developmental team, compulsory team and more. If you are looking to advance your coaching skills while contributing to one of…

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Periodization: In Response to an "Ask John" Question

I recently received a series of questions through “Ask John Q&A” that presented some very interesting material for a blog topic. The questions were from George: John, I am a rookie gym coach, but I have coached a lot of athletes in another anaerobic and technical-skill heavy sport. I am also a certified strength and…

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World Championship Wrap-up

I have to say that I have been refreshingly impressed with the overall response to the “behind the scenes” look at the 2011 World Championships blog series. I am relieved that most appreciated the coach’s perspective and did not consider the content gospel but merely insight and opinion. I think the goal of providing an…

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CONTEST! WIN SUCCESS VIDEOS

Do you want me to pick up the tab for your choice of any of my Success Videos?   (already have them all?  No problem, you will be first on the list to receive my newest DVD once its available.) Well, this is how we are going to do it…..with a CONTEST! This is LIMITED to only…

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All Around Finals

If you recall I started this little project (the behind the scenes look at the World Championships) with a little apprehension. I was asked to do it by some, but advised not to by others. After considering the unknown, I felt that the educational benefit may be worth the pain I may have to endure.…

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