Vanessa Atler – 1998 Floor

With the publication of Vanessa‘s new children’s book – – her name is back on the gymternet.

Full Twist linked to her very impressive Floor routine from back during the run-up to the 2000 Olympics. At this time many, including me, assumed she’d be competing in Sydney. It was not to be.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

book – Coaching Youth Gymnastics

By USA Gymnastics

Coaching Youth GymnasticsCoaching Youth Gymnastics covers all the basics of coaching and gymnastics in a concise style that is customized for entry-level gymnastics coaches. Techniques and skills for bars, floor, balance beam, and vault are presented …

Chapter 01: Stepping Into Coaching
Chapter 02: Communicating as a Coach
Chapter 03: Understanding Rules, Apparatus, and Equipment
Chapter 04: Providing for Gymnasts’ Safety
Chapter 05: Making Practices Fun and Practical
Chapter 06: Teaching and Shaping Skills
Chapter 07: Gymnastics Basics
Chapter 08: Floor Skills
Chapter 09: Vault Skills
Chapter 10: Bar Skills
Chapter 11: Balance Beam Skills
Chapter 12: Coaching on Meet Day
Chapter 13: Developing Season and Practice Plans

272 pages © 2011Book or eBook – $19.95

I’ve not read this one. Leave a comment if you have an opinion.

Vanessa Atler – Let the River Flow

A children’s Gymnastics book.

River Flow

“Just remember this: Let the river flow.
Sometimes a river will be rough and bumpy.
Other times it will be calm and smooth – just like gymnastics.
All you can control is your attitude and effort. So put a smile on your face and enjoy the ride.”

Click PLAY or watch an interview with the author on YouTube.

Simone Biles – upgrades

… After the world championships, coach Aimee Boorman mentioned in a tweet that now that her shoulder is healed, Biles will be looking to upgrade her second vault to a Cheng.

In the interview this morning, Biles confirmed that she will be working toward the Cheng. She also shared that since her Amanar vault is so consistent, Marta Karolyi has encouraged her to try for the triple-twisting yurchenko. If successful, Biles would be the first woman in history to compete this vault.

As for other upgrades, Biles said she would also be looking to get bars back to her former level of difficulty by adding the shaposh half back in. She said she also might work the double-double layout on floor …

Beam Dreams – Simone Biles Looks to the Future


Dvora Meyers was at Worlds in Nanning researching a book on women’s Artistic Gymnastics.

Check Dvora’s new article in Slate:

Biles is nowhere near the edge of her abilities. All four of her routines are easy for her. …

The Best Gymnast in the World

How Simone Biles dominates the competition.

With all this success comes the inevitable backlash – Susan Swarbrick – Lost art: Powerhouse physiques winning out over spellbinding grace

Australia adopts Championship Gymnastics

Good news from one of our advertisers:

Championship Gymnastics: Biomechanical Techniques for Shaping Winners has been adopted by Gymnastics Australia …, as the compulsory textbook for their course accreditation programs throughout the country. This applies specifically to the Advanced, Advanced Silver, and High Performance Courses (Course Levels 3-5).

more information

related – Australian WAG Levels Program revision DRAFT

Over & Above: Trampoline Gymnastics

August 15, 2014
by Jack Kelly

In this book, he outlines a process for developing world class skills. His methods have helped remodel the technique of numerous advanced performers, enabling them to break through to the next level. …


Over and Above

Eileen Langsley – Commonwealth photos

Eileen Langsley:

I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book:-

A Family Affair – The Gymnastics Competitions of the 2014 Glasgow World Championships

Book cover

This commemorative, souvenir photographic celebratory book is available in print form and as an e book for iPad …

Where Sport Meets Art