Wow, another year has coming to a close and it is time to look back at this past year’s articles and see which made the “Top 10 List of Most Viewed”.
We published 84 articles in 2017 which included topics such as college meet results, World Championships, P&G Championships, the Larry Nassar case, educational articles, and interviews with some great former National Team members.
So here are the Top 10 Most Viewed articles for 2017:
10. Athlete Nutrition & Hydration – The Basics (1,743 views)
As a parent, it can be difficult to know exactly what, how much, and how often your athlete should be eating and drinking.
Age and level of intensity of workout are prime factors in knowing what is best for your athlete’s dietary intake. Read more…
9. Joan Moore Gnat – Paving the Way for US Women (1,845 views)
Not many people can say that they have won the same amount of National Championships as Simone Biles!
But Joan Moore Gnat can and she is very modest about the bragging rights. Joan won these National Championship All-Around gold medals in ’71, ’72, ’73, and ’74. Read more…
8. Mihai Brestyan – New Australian Women’s National Team Coach (2,266 views)
Long time coach of Aly Raisman, Mihai Brestyan will be taking over as the Australian Women’s National Team Coach.
Brestyan has been awarded the Master of Sport by USA Gymnastics due to his success in international competition, in 2005, 2011 and 2013 he was named the USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year, and his program won the Best Junior Olympic gymnastics program in the US in 2013. Read more…
7. How to Watch World Championships (2,331 views)
There are a few places where you can watch Live or Taped coverage of the 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
We have most of the places listed below! Read more…
6. Ingredients for a Successful Floor Routine (2,827 views)
Like the recipe for a main dish, floor routines also have a list of “ingredients and spices” that need to be added in order for it to look (taste) good!
At the JO Optional levels, each level has a unique set of requirements for Floor that lists skills, types of skills, or value parts needed to make the routine complete. This is comparable to the meat and veggies needed for a specific type of dish. Read more…
5. Benefits of Yoga for Gymnasts (3,222 views)
Yuj, a Sanskrit root word, means “to yoke,” “to unite,” “to add” or “to join”. Yuj is the origin of the word Yoga.
Yoga is a spiritual, physical, and mental practice that is believed to have been started by an Indian sage named Patanjali over 2,000 years ago. It is believed that he wrote the Yoga Sutra, which is a collection of 195 philosophical statements that act as a guidebook for the yoga that is currently practiced. Read more…
4. SafeSport and USA Gymnastics – Reporting Procedures for Sexual and Non-Sexual Misconduct (3,393 views)
Going back to 2012, USA Gymnastics has provided education and reporting information regarding sexual and non-sexual misconduct to it’s members, athletes, and clubs through the Clubs Care and We Care Campaigns.
Now, as of March 2017, USA Gymnastics has aligned with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to educate and investigate & resolve alleged violations of the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement’s national governing bodies. This has replaced the Clubs Care and We Care Campaigns. Read more…
3. New Required Training for USA Gymnastics Professional/Instructor Members (5,001 views)
USA Gymnastics is now requiring a new training for some membership roles beginning with the 2017-2018 competitive season.
The U110 USOC SafeSport course will now be required for all Instructor and Professional members who are over the age of 18. This course is free to current USA Gymnastics members and will need to be completed every two years. Read more…
2. Athlete Burnout – Symptoms and Prevention (5,064 views)
Simply put, burnout is a constant state of stress that develops into physical and emotional exhaustion, bitterness and dissolution, and inadequacy and lack of accomplishment.
But what causes burnout? Read more…
1. Proposed Compulsory Skills for 2021-2029 (9,652 views)
USA Gymnastics has given a sneak peak at the proposed new skills and “probable” routine sequences for Levels 1 – 5 for 2021-2029.
Listed below are the proposed skills and sequences by event for each level. Read more…
We hope you enjoyed these articles and the many others that we published this year.
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