After Olympic Trials-Journal #5

Post Olympic Trials As a coach there are some things you just know and expect. One of those things is the fact that there is going to be the inevitable mental (possibly physical) let done after an emotionally draining competition. I would guess that the Olympic Trials would top the list of the most exhausting…

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Olympic Trials-Journal #4

Olympic Trials- Post 4 Just killing a little time here on the biggest day of my coaching career. I’d say biggest day of my life but I do have 3 outstanding children and recall their births as being the most special life altering events ever. Gymnastics has to take a back seat to some things.…

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Olympic Trials-Journal #3

Olympic Trials- Post 3 Tick, tick, tick … it must be game day. Time moves second by second and if I didn’t know better I would swear that the big hand on my watch just backed up one minute. Tick, tick tick. I feel like the 5 year old kid on Christmas eve, anticipating wonderful…

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Olympic Trials-Journal #2

The final days of home training went extremely well. The details that often fall victim to the time crunch, started materializing, piece by piece. You could actually see Jordyn’s confidence meter pushing towards swagger. As always there is still work to do and improvements to make, but it was refreshing to see the growth and…

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Olympic Trials-Journal #1

With the 2012 Olympic Trials peaking its head around the corner, I find myself wondering how it is that we actually arrived at this point. Having been involved in this sport since the invention of chalk (not really) I have had several friends and colleagues that have traveled this very road. Some arrived at the…

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