Note advice is that of the authors, not our editors. Be cautious.
Beginning Uneven Bars, John Geddert, Technique.
Excellent conditioning drills for Bars.
Giant Swing, John Geddert, Technique.
new Vault (US$30) & Bars (US$50) DVDs, by John Geddert, 2005. The best advanced gymnastics instructional videos we have seen by one of the best coaches in the USA.
American-Gymnast.com pommel horse circles. Excellent video examples. Free membership (for now) required.
American-Gymnast.com round-off on floor. Excellent video examples. Free membership (for now) required.
GymnasticsCoaching.com, blog for gymnastics coaches but including content for coaches of all acrobatic and artistic sports.
Typical Performance Problem in a Giant Swing, Bill Sands, Technique.
How to Master the Perfect Handstand, Tammy Biggs & Larry Nassar
The Front Handspring: From Progression to Perfection , David Sykes, PGCAC, 2004
Christchurch School of Gymnastics <website>
Drills and Skills Page
Simple advice with cool animated gymnasts.
Born To Run Fast, Greg Moore, Technique.
Drills for sprint training.
Criticism of Womens Code of Points, Dwight Normile, International Gymnast, 2003
Too much bonus for leaps, jumps & turns? We inevitably agree with Dwight.
The impact of a decade of FIG innovation 2002 , Hardy Fink (Mens Tech Committee)
Technical Vault: Front Handspring, Mas Watanabe, Technique.
New Vaulting Table, Tim Rand, Technique, 2003
American Twisters coach discusses introducing the table vault to younger gymnasts.
One skill often taught badly is the Flyaway. Looking for a good technical coach? Look for one who has all gymnasts doing good, safe flyaways.
Training Uneven Parallel Bar Back Salto Dismounts, Peter E. Pidcoe, Technique.
Biomechanical description of flyaway and some suggestions.
Shaping Skills with Drills: introducing the flyaway, McCharles
tips & photo sequence
new introducing “flyaway”, video posted by Rick McCharles. Coach Rachael Tart, Funtastics, Idaho demonstrates a fun activity for small kids. She throws them into the pit like flyaway. One 6-year-old does double layout. GymnasticsCoaching.com
new video Xiao Tingting 6 releases on bars!, Rick McCharles. The Chinese gymnast took gold in a 2006 World Cup competition in Shanghai. GymnasticsCoaching.com
new gymnast “statue” - body preserved in plastic, Rick McCharles. Human specimens, including entire bodies, preserved through the process of Plastination, a technique that replaces bodily fluids and fat with plastic. A bit gruesome. GymnasticsCoaching.com