GYMNASTICS COACHES- UNEVEN BAR PLAN IDEAS

In a recent email a coach asked for assistance and advice on what progressions to use in setting up a Uneven Bar plan. This coach had just been assigned the duty of taking over as the main bar coach having watched for some time from afar. She witnessed consistent inadequacies, lack of continuity and attention…

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GYMNASTICS COACHES- Love your compulsory programs

All to often aspiring gymnastics coaches get the “optional gymnastics bug” and pay little attention to the long term developmental benefits of a strong compulsory program

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Gymnastics Coaches – Lets talk Conditioning

Recently I returned from an international experience in Slovenia. As part of our trip our hosts wanted to take advantage of the US Coaches in attendance so they organized a gymnastics coaches education clinic. (If anyone has noticed the number of times I use GYMNASTICS COACHES EDUCATION it is purely an attempt to drive goggle…

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GYMNASTICS STAFF TRAINING- LOOK WITHIN YOUR PROGRAM

Filling staff vacancies is a never ending process for Gymnastics Club owners. Sometimes it is more efficient to fill from within your program with staff members that have shown loyal commitment to the program.

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GYMNASTICS COACHES- ON THE SAME PAGE

Gymnastics Coaches trying to advance their levels of competitive gymnastics success need to take initiative to make the needed changes. Basically speaking the entire organization needs to operate on the same page.

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Gymnastics Coaching Resources – Big Sister Program

Good gymnastics coaches are always looking for ways to gain an edge. There are a variety of avenues to gain valuable educational information that will benefit your programs. Regional and National coaches education congresses, state clinics and camps aimed at delivering state of the art technical information are a great place to start. Instructional DVDs…

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Gymnastics Coaches Teach Appreciation

We all do it! We all know we do it. Sometimes when things are going great we simply take them for granted. Our jobs, our homes, our friends, our relationships and our successes. It seems that appreciation of the finer things gets lost in hectic lives we lead. It’s interesting to me how most appreciative…

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Dealing with Fear in Coaching Gymnastics

Our very first “Ask John” question comes from Tracy and deals with the age old issue of FEAR.    Without a doubt, fear is on every gymnastics coach’s top 5 list of most frustrating coaching issues.  It can drive you to drink, beat your head against the chalk box, or consider coaching soccer (I can’t…

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Ask John? Got Questions? Get Answers!

Check out this great new feature of my blog called “Ask John?”  This was a suggestion I received while reviewing my weekly tea leaves and Taro cards.  A voice came to me… “John, answer their questions”…. I hear voices often (probably a bi- product of chalk dust cluttered synapses.) Anyway, blog readers will have the…

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Region 5 USA Gymnastics Hi-Tech Camp

As camp director of the 2010 Region 5 Hi-Tech Gymnastics Training Camp, I had a good chance to evaluate this year’s core of talent in Region 5. Hi Tech camp is one of 4 Regional Training camps geared towards gymnastics coaches education on advancing the skill levels of our top athletes. It is reserved for…

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