Tumbl Trak YouTube channel

I travel with a Tumbl Trak camera. Represent the company as a volunteer Ambassador at many events each year.

They edit a LOT of video. TV commercials, one with over a million views. Product videos. Coaching tips. And many edits highlighting activities other than competitive Artistic gymnastics.

I’ve got a Games series coming out soon, for example. Over 160 activities. :-)

Click PLAY or watch a brief intro on YouTube.

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be a HAPPIER coach in 2015

Many coaches, clubs and organizations are reviewing 2014. Confirming objectives for 2015.

ANNE JOSEPHSON posted some good reminders:

1. Remember that you are working in a very important and responsible job: you are influencing the next generation.

3. Commit to doing something for your professional development.

6. Mentor a less experienced coach.

9. Assume good faith with your athletes’ parents.

10. Stop blaming the judges. In fact, stop blaming anyone and everyone.


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Twisters, Port Townsend
Visions, South Africa

USA Gymnastics Congress

Registration is open for 2015.


National Congress

spotting Bars

Here’s the list of Regional Congress events 2015.

Skype in to the Clinic

Just before Christmas, a coach Skyped into one of our clinics from 900km (560mi) away.

We were giving feedback on video presentations.

This was only the second time I’ve had a coach Skype in. It works well.

Skype coaching course

Make it Right Gymnastics Camp

USA TOPS, Developmental and National Team Staff were the clinicians at this excellent and inspiring event in Vegas.

Vault – Todd Gardiner

Bars 1 – Neil Resnik

Bars 2 – Tom Forster

Bars 3 – Su Peter

Beam 1 – Tammy Biggs

Beam 2 – Tammy Salcianu

Floor 1- Back Tumbling and twisting – Ivan Ivanov

Floor 2- Front Tumbling and twisting – Pete Arenas

Trampoline & TumblTrak – Craig Zappa

Dance – Antonia Markova

Flexibility – Cheri Shipp

Physical test abilities – Sorin Salcianu

Judging – Kathy Feldman

Camp Director – Tammy Biggs and Tammy Salcianu

Gymnastics Industry Leaders and Sponsors:

Tumbl Trak – James Parent

JK Rep – Lisa Beam

MeetScoresOnline.com – Karl Stubsjoen

Click PLAY or watch a highlights video on YouTube.

Next Camp in June – 12, 13, 14 – 2015


FIG Level 3 Australia

45 coaches from five federations. Canberra November 30 to December 7, 2014

Mihai Brestyan of the USA was the main lecturer for the women’s technical lectures. …

He was assisted by Peggy LiddickStacey Umeh one of the Australian team choreographers taught artistic preparation. Paul Hall of Great Britain who coached Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings taught the majority of MAG technical lectures.

He was joined for the Floor Exercise lectures by Sergei Chinkar of Australia, the former coach of multiple Olympic champion Vitaly Scherbo. The course leader was Hardy Fink (CAN), the Director of FIG Education and Academy Programmes. …

Australia MAG-WAG Experts 2014

Australia hosts high level Artistic Gymnastics FIG Academy

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.