Mancino Yurchenko hand mat

… a customized Yurchenko entry mat designed for proper hand placement during the round-off entry.

… This 10″ wide hand pad helps guide athletes in the proper hand placements …

narrow Yurchenko mat


John Geddert and Todd Gardiner both like narrow hand mats for developing gymnasts. (The overturn you see Olympians use is an advanced technique for older, stronger, faster athletes.)

via Gymnastics Coaches Skills & Drills on Facebook

active flexibility

Mary Lee Tracy.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Active flexibility is strength at the end range. This is “dynamic active” flexibility. If the gymnasts holds at the end range it’s “static active” flexibility training.

Tumbl Trak floor bar

Mary – of Traveling Handstandsloves the Tumbl Trak Floor Bar.

Mary velcro Bar

Me too.

The best feature is the Velcro base. It sticks. And the two pads are great security for advanced pirouetting.

Tumbl Trak floor bar

48 inches long, it costs $169.

Back on Board: Greg Louganis

The documentary on one of the world’s greatest divers all time premieres Tuesday, August 4th 10PM on HBO.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

GuangZhou Green Inflatable Co.

Air Floors are BIG in 2015.

The Sales Manager for GuangZhou Green Inflatable Co. Ltd in China sent me links to their products –

AIR TRACK ITALIA®, for example, is using them.

Click PLAY or watch gymnasts (of various ability) on YouTube.

EYOF Apparatus Finals

European Youth Olympic Festival

Daria Skrypnik became the standout individual gymnast today at the European Youth Olympics, taking a medal in every event – gold in team, all around and bars, bronze on beam and silver on vault and floor. …

RRG – Daria Skrypnik leads Europe’s Youth in Tbilisi

M Boyer FRA 14.275
D Skrypnik RUS 14.100
E Eremina RUS 14.000

D Skrypnik RUS 14.850
N Derwael BEL 14.800
A Iliankova RUS 14.700

A Klinckaert BEL 13.950
M Methuen GBR 13.650
D Skrypnik RUS 12.750

A Klinckaert BEL 14.100
D Skrypnik RUS 13.900
N Derwael BEL 13.750

Full Twist links to results

related – Russian Women Take EYOF Title in Tbilisi


Men’s EYOF Apparatus Finals

G Regini Moran GBR 14.700
H Carter GBR 14.100
K Boncser HUN 14.050

A Sychugov RUS 14.700
J Fraser GBR 14.200
L Galli ITA 14.000

M Sinichkin RUS 14.150
N Klessinj GER 14.100
J Fraser GBR 14.050

Y Sharmakou BLR 14.400
G Regini Moran GBR 14.400
D Govorov GEO 14.500

Parallel Bars
J Fraser GBR 14.600
E Yermakov UKR 14.450
K Carvalho FRA 14.200

H Bar
M Kratter SUI 14.050
G Regini Moran 13.850
L Galli ITA 13.800

Full Twist links to results