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POSTED ON 26 September 2017

Looking back on my coaching career I can remember specific scenarios that took my career to the next level. I now have over fifteen years of experience in the field, worked at a few different gyms and learned a lot along the way! Hopefully this article will bring you some ...

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POSTED ON 05 June 2017

Leotard fashions come and go. Compulsory routines eventually change. But one hallmark of gymnastics remains: “What’s up with that score?”

Perhaps you’re a parent, coach, or former gymnast who yearns to crack the mystery of competition scores. Or perhaps you simply own a navy blazer that you’re ...

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POSTED ON 20 September 2016

What is motivation? Motivation is the driving force behind actions. For example a car will not move without gasoline and humans will not act without motivation. There are many different levels of motivation and ideally we want to teach our gymnasts how to self motivate. As coaches we want the ...

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POSTED ON 19 August 2016

All eyes are on the gymnasts performing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. But behind every gymnast is a coach who pushes them to aim higher and achieve greater. Coaches not only help their athletes refine their technique but also motivate them in challenging times.

In this blog post, we’ll ...

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POSTED ON 22 July 2016

Coaches have versatile roles. They can serve as instructors, teachers, parents, motivators, disciplinarians, parents and therapists. Coaches play a big role in athletes lives because they serve as influencers, and they can inspire their athletes to hone their skills, perform their best and develop stronger character.

However, when worse comes ...

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POSTED ON 02 July 2016

It’s every coach’s responsibility to instill a healthy learning environment to their young gymnasts. Therefore as a coach, creating a progressive learning environment is of utmost importance in achieving stellar results. Developing your class around child-friendly practices ensures not only your gymnasts’ success but your gymnastics program as ...

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POSTED ON 21 June 2016

Athletes look up to their coaches for guidance, and coaches exert a lot of effort into molding their athletes into successful ones. Coaching isn’t just about devising training plans; it’s about building successful relationships — and that takes a lot of work.

Because developing a positive coach-athlete relationship ...

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POSTED ON 25 May 2016

Ask any successful athlete about the key to their success and they’re likely to mention discipline. Rightly so, discipline is an essential foundation for any sport. It builds an athlete’s character to help them set their mind to achieve great things. Beyond sports, it is also instrumental to ...

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POSTED ON 15 April 2016

Some of today’s most successful athletes owe part of their success to coaches. As a coach, you have the responsibility of training, motivating, and molding your gymnast in the best way possible. But coaching also involves organizing and planning things such as practices, meets, and events. Ensuring that every ...

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POSTED ON 10 March 2016

Motivation can be hard to come by sometimes. As a coach, it’s saddening to see a disheartened gymnast who thinks they’ve failed. But you have the responsibility to urge them to continue fighting. Whether your gymnast is simply feeling tired or just recently faced defeat, cheer them on ...

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POSTED ON 04 December 2015

We all know that eating healthy is important for the average person. However, it’s even more crucial for athletes. Good food provides athletes with plenty of energy to power through the day. In fact, athletes who don't take in enough calories every day won't be as fast ...

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POSTED ON 04 December 2015

Flexibility is an important part of general physical fitness. However, gymnasts require a high level of flexibility to perform the skills associated with the sport. It is important to stretch and repeat flexibility exercises on a regular basis while practicing gymnastics. We have compiled some information about why stretching is ...

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