Entries Tagged 'books & manuals' ↓
December 3rd, 2013 — books & manuals, Gymnastics, handstands, humour
Olympic gymnast Jessica Tudos looks to have reached her Kickstarter funding goal. 168 backers invested $11,168 to print, distribute, market and promote her entertaining and empowering story about a gymnast-in-the-making who loves living life upside down in a right side up world.
Click PLAY or watch it on Kickstarter.
I’m looking forward to buying a few copies.
November 9th, 2013 — books & manuals, Gymnastics, horizontal bar, Olympics
Fluff piece from 1992.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Trent was the 1992 Olympic H Bar Champion. Lance made the 1988 and 1992 Olympic teams.
Click PLAY or watch Trent’s Gold Medal routine on YouTube.
Lance has a book I’ve never seen.
It’s Not Just Gymnastics; It’s Life by Lance Ringnald and Stacey Lake (2012)
Leave a comment if you’ve read it. Lance was a very likeable gymnast.
November 3rd, 2013 — books & manuals, Gymnastics, salary & remuneration
Dvora Meyers of Unorthodox Gymnastics is researching that topic.
She send me a link to (genius) David Foster Wallace’s take on ““breathtakingly insipid” sports-star-with-somebody autobiographies.
Turns out there’s a book titled …
That one looks pretty good.
October 19th, 2013 — books & manuals, parents, planning, psychology, safety
The best thing that can happen to kids during formative is to find healthy passions. Like sport.
The alternatives for bored youth are scary.
1. If you choose to wear shirts that show off your boobs, you will attract boys. To be more specific, you will attract the kind of boys that like to look down girls’ shirts.
2. Don’t go to the tanning bed.
3. When you talk about your friends “anonymously” on Facebook, we know exactly who you’re talking about.
4. Newsflash: the number of times you say “I hate drama” is a pretty good indicator of how much you love drama.
5. “Follow your heart” is probably the worst advice ever.
6. Never let a man make you feel weak or inferior because you are an emotional being.
7. Smoking is not cool.
8. Stop saying things like, “I don’t care what anyone thinks about me.”
9. Don’t play coy or stupid or helpless to get attention.
10. You are beautiful. You are enough.
That popular blog post led to a book deal. In fact, the release date for 3 follow-up books is summer 2014.
October 17th, 2013 — books & manuals, Gymnastics
I’d like to introduce you to Kika the Upside Down Girl, a soon-to-be released children’s story about a fearlessly feisty girl who loves living her life upside down, despite the pressure to remain right side up. …
The story is complete, illustrations underway, and the design is coming together. Preparing to launch a kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in October to raise the funds to self-publish the story. …
details on JessicaTudos.com
Jessica Tudos is a Canadian Olympian.
Watch Jessica compete FX at the 1984 Olympic Games (9.550).
September 7th, 2013 — bars, books & manuals, ethics, Gymnastics, Olympics, salary & remuneration
One of the all time greats has truly grown up.
Big smile after she misses, yet again, in what’s likely her last Bar competition.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
I hope she makes a LOT of money on her future tell all autobiography.
August 30th, 2013 — biomechanics, books & manuals, floor (men), floor (women), Gymnastics, Power Tumbling
For “tempo” tumbling (e.g backward handspring series) we often use the analogy that the tumbler should be like a stone skipping across the lake.
Gerald S George posted an article on that topic adapted from his book Championship Gymnastics.
You can read the article for free via the online version of International Gymnast magazine.
And if you still don’t have a copy of the essential text, use the promo code “GYMCOACH” when ordering the book at WinningGymnastics.com for $10 off.
August 24th, 2013 — books & manuals, history
In celebration of 50 years, USAG put up an online LIBRARY from the 1960s until today:
We’ve dug deep into the archives and posted tons of past issues from the different magazines that have documented the history of USA Gymnastics. …
A recent edition.
Click through and you can read the magazine contents in a user unfriendly format.
Thank Warren Long for the link.
August 11th, 2013 — books & manuals
Justin Spring linked to this new publication.
Seventeen year old Karen Campbell has just lost both her parents in a tragic car accident. Grief stricken and alone, her gymnastics coach opens his home to Karen, providing her a place to live while she continues to train, working toward a spot on the world championship team.
Coach Bentley’s only child, seventeen year old Jordan is good-looking and charming enough to scare away a girl like Karen—someone who has spent ten times more hours on balance beams and uneven bars than talking or even thinking about boys. But the two teens share a special connection almost immediately. It turns out Jordan has a tragic past of his own …
About the Author
Julie Cross lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three children. She’s a former gymnast, longtime gymnastics fan, coach, and former Gymnastics Program Director with the YMCA. …
July 13th, 2013 — books & manuals, ethics, Gymnastics, psychology, safety
Former Dutch gymnasts Stasja Köhler and Simone Heitinga, now in their 30s, wrote a book called de onvrije oefening detailing the abusive training methods they endured as elite gymnasts.
The coaches accused are Gerrit Beltman and Frank Louter.
“Heitinga and Köhler relive their negative experience and harsh training conditions, set by their coach Gerrit Beltman …
… involves the whole set of experiences in their journey to become a top gymnast. A mixture of anxiety and loneliness …
… Utilizing their anxieties, ambition and loyalties, he completely shields the two young girls systematically in a psychological trap they cannot escape, nor let anyone help them. …
At the end of the book, a number of statements from ex-top gymnasts (such as Suzanne Harmes, Renske Endel and Danila Koster) and parents also share their experiences.
… In an official statement in the TV-show “Brandpunt”, Beltman apologized for his behavior and his training methods in his early years as a young trainer.
read more on GymPOWER
Several editors and followers of GymPOWER read the book and drew the same conclusion: this book has to be read by the entire, global, gymnastics community. … It is an absolute eye-opener and it makes you aware on how you should be on your guard, whether you are a coach, parent, manager, supervisor, paramedic, judge, gymnast or athlete.
I am hopeful of seeing translation into other languages.
The Royal Dutch Gymnastics Federation have reportedly made steps to ensure a better and safe training environment for child athletes.
July 7th, 2013 — books & manuals, physical preparation, playground
Check out Karen Goeller’s playground fitness books.
June 6th, 2013 — books & manuals, Gymnastics, Olympics
This will be entertaining.
May 21st, 2013 — Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, books & manuals, Gymnastics, Rhythmic, safety, sport medicine, sport science, Trampoline
To be published October 2013.
UPDATE – Available for preorder now $59.95 in the USA.
The Handbook of Sports Medicine is an ongoing series of specialist reference volumes sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and designed specifically for the use of professionals working directly with competitive athletes.
The target groups for whom this handbook is written includes (1) interested medical doctors who have little or no training in sports medicine, as well as sports medicine professionals; (2) physiotherapists and other health-related professionals; (3) team coaches who have academic preparation in the basic sciences; and (4) knowledgeable gymnasts.
The purpose of this volume is to present a comprehensive, state-of-the-art description of the medical and scientific aspects of Olympic gymnastics sports.
Dennis Caine, Professor and Interim Dean College of Education and Human Development, University of North Dakota
Keith Russell, President Scientific Commission (FIG)
Liesbeth Lim, Former National Sports Physician of the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Federation, 1997–2012