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New NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regional & Championship Formats

Post Views 306   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 177   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 7,979   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 302   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 812   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 10,422   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 6,988   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 3,224   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 4,253   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 2,352   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 11,062   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 4,678   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 5,739   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 6,353   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