GBC Gymnastics Academy

GBC – Gymnastics Academy

Post Views 132   Gym Blog Central is excited to announce that we have opened the “Gym Blog Central Gymnastics Academy“. GBC Gymnastics Academy offers a variety of educational & informative courses in the sport of Gymnastics. Courses are conducted either VIRTUALLY or LIVE  in your gym or in an off sight facility! Courses include Read More

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Does Your Club Have HUGS?

Post Views 157   HUGS, Hope Unites Gymnastics with Special Athletes, is a competitive program offered through USA Gymnastics for athletes with special needs. The mission of HUGS is, “To grow the sport of [gymnastics] by creating a program that integrates athletes with special needs into mainstream events”. Gyms and athletes have multiple competitive programs Read More

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What Are Rips & How To Care For Them

Post Views 1,540   Keegan and Audra Pafford are no strangers to rips. Growing up, Keegan played baseball and basketball, with some gymnastics as additional training to improve upon his athletic performance.  Audra was a state champion softball player in high school and then they both found themselves, later in life, training and competing in Read More

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New NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regional & Championship Formats

Post Views 470   NCAA Women’s Gymnastics will be using a new Regional and National Championship format this year. regionals There are 36 teams that are eligible to participate in Regional Championships including 12 AA competitors and 64 individual event specialists, all of whom can not be from a qualifying team. Teams ranked 1-16 are Read More

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SafeSport Update Prior to East/West & National Championships

Post Views 259   Attribute to USA Gymnastics’ article posted on 3/19/19: Every USA Gymnastics athlete member who is 18 years of age or older is impacted by the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s recent update to its education policy, in accordance with federal law.  The U.S. Center for SafeSport mandates the SafeSport training requirements for Read More

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NEW Level 6/7 Vault – Judges Eye

Post Views 10,772   As many of you know by now, the JO Women’s Program has new vault choices at Levels 6 and 7.  Long gone is the Front Handspring vault to a hard landing surface. The new vault choices now include; Front Handspring Entry Tsukahara Entry Yurchenko (Round-Off) Entry From a Judge’s perspective, we Read More

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Docs. From Senate Hearing on June 5

Post Views 342   Here are the documents I referred to in my Live Facebook post on June 5, 218 from the US Senate Hearing  on “Preventing Abuse in Olympic and Amateur Athletics: Ensuring A Safe and Secure Environment For Our Athletes”. Martha Karolyi’s written statement – CLICK HERE Rhonda Faehn’s written testimony – CLICK Read More

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Benefits of Ketones for Sport Parents

Post Views 851   As a sport parent you are always on the go. Between work, running errands, taking care of the family, chauffeuring kids to various social events or practices & competitions you may not always be taking care of yourself as well as you should. Have you noticed any of the following? Low Read More

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Making An Olympic Team – By The Numbers

Post Views 10,578   For some athletes and their parents participating in sports, the ultimate goal is to make an Olympic Team. But how achievable is this goal, especially in the sport of women’s gymnastics? Lets first look at the number of female athletes participating in gymnastics in the United States. According to USA Gymnastics, Read More

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Permanently Ineligible & Suspended USAG Members

Post Views 7,087   USA Gymnastics has now made it easier to find members that have either been deemed permanently ineligible for membership with USA Gymnastics or who currently have their membership with USA Gymnastics suspended. These published lists are beneficial to club owners and managers during the hiring process as just one of many Read More

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Photo Releases Required At Meets

Post Views 3,258   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 4,300   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 2,392   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 11,159   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