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Photo Releases Required At Meets

Post Views 2,373   Many Meet Directors across the country have photographers and/or videographers at their meets taking pictures and videos of athletes during competition. Now, according to USA Gymnastics, Safe Sport policies now require these Meet Directors to have written permission from parents and/or guardians of a gymnast before an athlete can be photographed Read More

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Benefits of Yoga For Gymnasts

Post Views 3,433   History of Yoga 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 Read More

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Athlete Nutrition & Hydration – The Basics

Post Views 1,826   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. With that in mind, we have gathered some basic Read More

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Proposed Compulsory Skills for 2021-2029

Post Views 9,801   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. VAULT Level 1: Straight jump onto min. of 16″ mat, kick up to HS, fall to Read More

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Ingredients For a Successful Floor Routine

Post Views 2,953   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 Read More

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New Required Training for USA Gymnastics Professional/Instructor Members

Post Views 5,095   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 Read More

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Athlete Burnout – Symptoms and Prevention

Post Views 5,167   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? For athletes, there are a few theories: Excessive pressure to train, perform, and win Overtraining with little recovery time Shift from intrinsic Read More

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SafeSport & USA Gymnastics – Reporting Procedures for Sexual and Non-Sexual Misconduct

Post Views 3,556   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 Read More

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Judges Shorthand – Twists & Turns

Post Views 1,233   In our first Judges Shorthand article, we discussed the basics of shorthand and how many of the shorthand symbols look like the actual gymnastics skill being performed. For example, the shorthand symbol for a cartwheel is an “X”. Once you learn to script many of the JO compulsory skills you can begin to learn Read More

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Remain NCAA Eligible or Go Professional

Post Views 1,786   To compete at the collegiate level is the dream of many young gymnasts as they walk into the gym each day to train. When the time comes for these gymnasts to being to look at and apply to their favorite college teams, they must ensure that they are adhering to specific Read More