Category Archives: Coaching- The Little Details

The Essence of Leadership

  Blog: The Essence of Leadership Here is a blog article that ran in the USECA Newsletter. If you are looking for a great organization that provides lots of coaching tips and advice, check out the US Elite Coaches Association. … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Developing Balance

8 Helpful Hints for Developing Balance   I bet you thought I was going to be discussing balance beam tips… Nope   Some athletes and coaches (and parents) fall into the trap of thinking that Gymnastics is Life rather than … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Under

A few months back my wife Kathryn and I were invited to present at a coaches seminar in Sydney Australia. At the time we wondered how in the world we could squeeze a 10 day trip into our already hectic … Continue reading

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Coaching=Educating

I am not sure most professional coaches fully understand their role in educating their athletes. Many fell into the role of coach due to their love of children and of course the sport itself. Step by step the enormous responsibility … Continue reading

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10X Rule

Blog: 10X Rule of Greatness       I am spending the weekend at yet another Region 5 Hot Shot Training Camp. This has always been my favorite age group to watch and work with. There is something about wide … Continue reading

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Would Mary Poppins Have Been A Good Gymnastics Coach?

  “Without criticism, there can be no true praise”. I read this the other day and it really made me pause to think. It made me think about my coaching philosophy and approach to dealing with athletes. Although I did … Continue reading

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Outdistance The Talent Pool

Lets face it folks, no matter what our profession, no matter what our goals, there is always someone out there in this massive talent pool we call life that possess as much if not more talent, ability, intelligence or available … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Summer Training

Summer Gymnastics training provides great opportunities for accelerated learning. John Geddert discusses some related concerns to be considered when putting together your summer gymnastics training programs. Continue reading

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Gymnasts: Plant the Right Seeds

It has often been said that the sport of gymnastics is a complex intertwined combination of physical skills and the mental capacity to administer them consistently. John Geddert shares a simplistic view of how this combination may be explained to the athletes. Plant the right seeds! Continue reading

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