Women’s Olympic Team on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Jordyn Wieber and her U.S. Olympic Teammates are featured on this month’s issue of Sports Illustrated. This is the first Sports Illustrated cover featuring the entire U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. See the full story at USAGym.org

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Head Coach! Go USA!

It is with the greatest sense of pride and honor that I announce being named the HEAD COACH for the USA Gymnastics Olympic Team. Normally I would make some snide comment here but in reality I am simply stunned and humbled. Oh what a feeling! GO USA! Read the full story at USA Gymnastics.

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Olympic Preparation Camp

John Geddert shares his thoughts on the Olympic Preparation Camp held at the National Team Training Center in Huntsville, Texas. Enjoy the behind the scenes information intended to assist aspiring coaches with the educational process.

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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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Q&A: Coaching Vault

I recently received this question from a coach and wanted to share it with you along with my response. Question: John, Level 7 vault I feel am finally understanding what the judges want. They want the angle of repulsion by vertical, good block to hip rise and distance from hands on vault to where feet…

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Reflection on Pac Rim Championships

The 2012 Pacific Alliance Championships, held in Everett, Washington (just north of Seattle) was a spectacular event in so many ways. The organizing committee should be commended for running a first rate, classy event. The facility was perfect for a gymnastics event, large enough to host an impressive crowd yet small enough to offer great…

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