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NCAA Road to Nationals

Dutch gymnasts rock

Dutch gymnasts Bart Deurloo, Epke Zonderland and Casimir Schmidt feature in this clip from Dutch rock band Kensington.

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related – Let’s Rock in Rio

Thanks Lisa.

Paris 1924 Olympics – VIDEO

A Danish Team.

Click the image or watch it on the Olympics YouTube channel.

Danish Gym 1924 Olympics

Ohashi, Dowell, Larson, Bross, Sacramone

New montage from AshleyakaFlipper.

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4 girl chair trick

(via Thomas Hamblin)

old circus video

(via Greg Roe)

the gymternet is thankful

I use gymternet as the generic term, Gymternet for the excellent new website.

elisaminimeneghini:

From all of us at The Gymternet, we’ve only just celebrated our four month anniversary but our loyal readers make us feel like we’ve been here since the beginning. Thank you for trusting in our coverage, for sharing with friends, for offering to help out with articles and website maintenance, and for everything else you do that makes us stand out.

We started this site with a “for fans, by fans” mission and love bringing you the kind of content only other obsessive fans can produce. …

We are SO THANKFUL for each and every single one of you. You guys make us great. You make all the hard work seem like nothing and we are out of our minds with gratitude for you all.

the Gymternet gives thanks

Gymternet

related – Anne JosephsonThings For Which We Are Grateful: Gymnast, Coach and Parent Perspectives

mechanics – feather vs bowling ball

Compare the two falling with air resistance. And then in a vacuum.

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(via iflscience)

Side Lever Pulls

A classic drill from GymnasticBodies.com.

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THE FIRE – Motivational Video

Features some gymnastics.

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child athletes pushed too far

It happens.

Changing the Game Project:

unhappy
… “My 10 year old daughter’s soccer coach told her she had to pick one sport, and start doing additional private training on the side, or he would give away her spot on the team.”

So goes the all too common narrative for American youth these days, an adult driven, hyper competitive race to the top in both academics and athletics that serves the needs of the adults, but rarely the kids. …

Parents, start demanding sports clubs and coaches that allow your kids to participate in many sports. You are the customers, you are paying the bills …

Coaches, you need to wise up as well. You are the gatekeepers of youth sports, the people who play God …

The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports

A good read.

But I do feel the arguments are over-stated.

Specializing in one sport is a good idea for some children.

via Vadim Golub

crane + trampoline + Airbag

For the First time in the world, I team up with Damien Walters to tumble off a 10 meter roof and to do trampoline off 20 meters scissor lift in Jenbach, Austria. We tumbled into an Airbag manufactured by BAGJUMP Action Sports GmbH out of Innsbruck, Austria.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via Greg Roe)

Elite Canada and Nationals 2015

Finally.

Gymnastics Canada has confirmed dates and location of Nationals. This is way, way late compared with normal.

Artistic NationalsGatineau, Quebec – May 19-24, 2015.

Trampoline and Tumbling Nationals will go July 2015 in Calgary.

related – MAG and WAG Elite Canada 2015 will be held in Trois-Rivères, Quebec from January 29th to February 1st, 2015.

via Karl Balisch email

Gym Canada

FORM conditioning

Have you physically prepared your young gymnasts to keep form?

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(via Swing Big – Working Presentation with Young Gymnasts)