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GymneoTV in English

Good news. The great French coach education site offering online training videos is finally being translated.

In 100 days, on October 25, 2014, GymneoTV will be available in English


From that link, send in your email address. GymneoTV is a paid service. But those who “register” in advance will be offered deep discounts. Early bird pricing.

Here’s a sample, their first presentation in English.

Click PLAY or watch Spotting Jaeger on YouTube.

contact (a) gymneo.com

ANZ Bank supports Commonwealths

The New ZealandBlack Flips” are all in. Looking for a best ever Team result and some Apparatus finals.

The girls trained together at the Christchurch School of Gymnastics. Here’s just one story of dedication towards this goal.

Gymnastics BC goes Jr Olympic

Great news.

Another Canadian Province is adopting the American J.O. system, the most successful in the world.

As of September 1, 2014, Gymnastics BC will use the USA Junior Olympic Program (JO) for its provincial level competitive categories. JO will replace the Canadian Provincial Program (CPP), GYMSTART and KIP. Interclub and Performance Plus will continue to be offered, but the athletes will now also have the option to easily transition to the JO program levels 1 and 2. …

read more – New era for women’s artistic gymnastics begins in B.C.

This is all good. :-)

J.O. is better for kids. Better for parents. Better for judges. Better for coaches … who will have a far easier time getting PAID since their kids will be happier.



100 GymCastic episodes

It’s hard to believe that Jessica O’Beirne‘s ‘new’ audiocast has already posted 100 episodes.

Congratulations. I’ve listened to every one.

#100 is called Biomechanical Booty Advantage

100 episodes

Dr. Uncle Tim, Blythe Lawrence, Ev Heiter and the rest keep us entertained. And informed.

Gymnastics Coaching drills

I had 4 presentations at GymCon 2014.

Here’s one – Safest, Funest, Fastest, Easiest, least “Spottingest” Training.

best gymnastics drills

Some of my favourite drills. I tried to include some that I don’t see often enough in the Gyms I visit.

VIDEO (22min) – no audio

Plan on GymCon 2015. The total cost for what you get (hotel, food, entertainment, flight) is less for most people than for USAG Congress events. And it gets you to VEGAS, baby. :-)

GymCon sessions are smaller, friendlier. You get more interaction time with clinicians. The hosts – Inside Gymnastics, Tumbl Trak and Cirque du Soleil – are awesome. too. The kind of people you want to hang out with.

official website – GymConUSA.com

brainstorming the T-Trainer

I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on one of these new mini-tramp / Vault trainers. It’s a brilliant product.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.


Basic T-Trainer on sale right now for $764.

new product – Vault T-Trainer

Ask Al Fong.

He’ll tell you the best product ever developed by Tumbl Trak (after the Tumbl Trak) was the Porta Table.

I bought the last one before it was discontinued in 2006.

It’s back. But better, lighter and cheaper. ($764.15 right now)

t trainer

It’s a vault trainer. And it’s a mini-tramp.

Let me tell you it took years of prototypes to get this right. At one stage Tumbl Trak took it to Scott Morgan‘s gym to see if one of the strongest tumblers and vaulters in the world could bottom it out. He couldn’t. :-)

Click PLAY or watch the new T-Trainer on YouTube.

The top surface is made with our Xtreme bed material and measures the same as a vault table, (3’ x 4’). …

The removable Suede Cover (sold separately), attaches by Velcro to the top, making it look and feel more like a traditional vault top. …


There are not yet many in existence. But Tumbl Trak is taking preorders.

I’ll be touring with one at most of my events this summer.


Two choices.

1. You can simply assume there is no privacy. No privacy online. None on phone.

Or …

2. you can try taking some small steps to discourage the NSA and other organizations from collecting data on you.

I’m switching from Google search to DuckDuckGo, for example. That might help. Apple is now offering DuckDuckGo as an alternative web search engine.

On the other hand, Google is responding to criticism, now offering end-to-end mail encryption, to try to make your email private.

reset the net

Watch the RESET the NET VIDEO .


Doha, Qatar – Worlds 2018

Great choice.

Great people. Ideal venue. Super organized.

… The 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2018 have been allocated to the Federation of Qatar, City of Doha. The proposed dates October 12 to 28, 2018, have to be confirmed. …


Update. FIG clarified that this decision is final. It does not have to be ratified.


I’ll be there.

Qatar is very serious about sport. They bid for Olympics 2016 and 2020 and are expected to bid again for 2024.

Great West Gym Fest – Feb 20-22, 2015

Dates have been posted for my favourite invitational gymnastics meet.

GreatWestGymFest.com – Idaho

Put it on your calendar. :-)


Atlantis Crown Invite, Bahamas

How does a competition in the Bahamas sound?

Dec 21-24, 2014

Svetlana Boguinskaia was special guest in 2013.


The Atlantis Paradise Island is a resort and water park located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Officially opened in 1998 …

This resort features the most expensive hotel room in the world. But for families competing at the meet, it’s astonishingly good value. Even at Christmas.

Room rental includes all resort attractions.

For more information contact Cindy at branchetc (a) aol.com

official website

I’m in the Bahamas now, chatting with some of the meet organizers. It sounds great. :-)

Norberts Spring Board Dock

Have you coached that kid who wants the Yurchenko collar taken off for non-Yurchenko vaults?

Claims the collar “deadens” the Board?

That kid is right. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Norbert’s is a long time advertiser on this site. Full disclosure — they’ve not once ever asked me to link to their products.

Norberts is one of the good guys. :-)

new FIG web site

Looks good.

FIG site


Normally I’m not a fan of “sliders”, top posts sliding across the page unbidden.

But they’ve done a good job implementing them.

Here’s the official launch announcement:

The designers have opted for simplification and clarification, and they invite us to discover not only a public website, but also the database and administrative tools of an international sports federation. …

Welcome to the FIG’s new virtual world