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What Are Rips & How To Care For Them

Post Views 1,736   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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Q&A With Cheryl Hamilton – USA Gymnastics’ Women’s NTCC

Post Views 303   We recently did a LIVE Facebook interview with Cheryl Hamilton, USA Gymnastics Women’s JO Program National Technical Committee Chair & Brevet Judge. Cheryl responded to questions that were submitted by coaches and judges from around the country. The topics included; Level 2/3 Vault Level 6/7 Vault Potential new deductions for Vault Read More

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Who is the USGCOA?

Post Views 1,900   Not happy with where USA Gymnastics was heading and frustrated that gymnastics club owners voices were not being heard by the USA Gymnastics board of directors, a few prominent club owners from around the country came together to discuss how they can begin to resolve these issues. In July of 2018, Read More

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The Olympic Vault Judge Known Around the World

Post Views 1,946   The 2012 Olympic Games had some amazing moments. The US Women’s team comprised of Gabrielle Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney won Gold. Many expected Jordyn Wiber to walk away with the AA Gold but she did not even qualify for the AA Finals.  Instead, fellow US Team member Read More

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – MG Elite’s Maggie Haney

Post Views 13,273   When Laurie Hernandez made the US National Team, it thrust Maggie Haney and MG Elite into the spot light of Elite gymnastics. But who is Maggie Haney & MG Elite? As someone who was trying to become an Elite athlete herself, Maggie has a unique perspective on what it is like Read More

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Behind the Scenes of an Elite Family – Part 2

Post Views 3,419   We all think we know the daily, weekly, monthly life of an Elite athlete based on the life of our own athletes or of those we train. But how much do you really know? What do you know of the financial sacrifices made, cruel training techniques used by some coaches, the Read More

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Behind the Scenes of an Elite Family – Part 1

Post Views 4,015   How many parents have said that they want their child to be an Elite athlete, to go to the Olympics? On TV, we see the amazing tumbling passes on floor, sky high release skills on bars, beautiful dance on beam, and huge vaults. And don’t forget the bejeweled and bedazzled leotards. Read More

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Exclusive Interview – Akash Modi

Post Views 1,892   Akash Modi has been on the Men’s Senior National team since the 2013 Winter Cup Challenge and since then he not only has made a name for himself at the collegiate level but he is also now doing it on the Elite scene. While attending Stanford University for Mechanical Engineering, Modi Read More

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New Year Resolutions From Gymnastics Celebs

Post Views 1,914   Do you know what a New Year resolution is? A New Year resolution is when an individual resolves to change an unwanted trait or behavior in order to accomplish a goal or to improve their life. Have you made any resolutions in the past or do you plan to make any Read More

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Who is The Gympire?

Post Views 2,340   For Elite athletes, it can be hard to maintain their bodies at peak physical condition after retirement. But for two former USA Gymnastics National Team members, they are using Instagram to motivate not only themselves but others to workout every day. Samantha Peszek was a National Team member from ’07-’10 and Read More

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LIC Kids Gymnastics Develops the Individual Along with the Athlete

Post Views 1,773   Gymnastics has long been associated with muscle strength, flexibility, and the drive win. But for one gymnastics school, their athlete’s psychological growth and development is just as, if not more, important. LIC Kids Gymnastics has been in the New York City area for over 9 years and is currently making large strides Read More

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Joan Moore Gnat – Paving The Way For US Women

Post Views 3,099   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. In total, Joan won 10 Read More

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First Time At A National Team Camp

Post Views 1,682   Have you ever wondered what it was like to attend a National Team Camp? Did you ever want to know what types of things go on during a camp or if the pressure was so intense that you could feel it? Jenn Camps Larsen, Program Director and Coach at Tigar Gymnastics in Wheat Ridge, CO, Read More

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Q&A with Valeri Liukin

Post Views 2,071 As many of you know by now, Valeri Liukin has replaced Martha Karolyi as the new Women’s National Team Coordinator. But some of you may be wondering what qualifies Valeri to lead our Women’s National Team? Well… Valeri was a member of the Soviet National Team and attended the 1988 Olympic Games in Read More