Gymneo English – Tsukahara

The best coaching videos in 2015, overall, are produced by Gymneo out of France.

I joined Gymneo English day 1 – October 25th, 2014. Since that time they’ve added English versions of their existing French content on a regular basis.

The newest skill translated to English is Tsukahara.

Click PLAY or watch the Tsukahara overview video on Facebook.

Each skill on Gymneo is broken into 7 parts:

technical analysis
physical preparation
LIVE performance

details on Tsukahara (1hr 40min total)

You can buy that one skill for 37,20€ (41.54 USD) or get a year’s access for 199€(223 USD). A good investment for serious WAG competitive coaches.

There are discounts and sales. The price has gone down since last year as more people join.

If you do speak French the French version is a better deal. More content for the same price. Unfortunately English members do not get access to the French content.

Consider this a strong endorsement for You do need speedy internet to stream their videos, as you need have for all video sources (aside from YouTube).

Leave a comment if you have an opinion on this product.

If you have questions about Gymneo, email: contact(a)

International Gymnix 2016

Canada’s only competition on podium.

Click PLAY or watch a promo video on YouTube.

official website

Tumbl Trak floor bar

Mary – of Traveling Handstandsloves the Tumbl Trak Floor Bar.

Mary velcro Bar

Me too.

The best feature is the Velcro base. It sticks. And the two pads are great security for advanced pirouetting.

Tumbl Trak floor bar

48 inches long, it costs $169.

Happy 1st Birthday Gymternet

Congratulations to Lauren Hopkins and all the other contributors who make essential reading for fans of women’s Gymnastics.

“best performance mini-tramp available in North America”

That’s the claim by Rebound. I’d have to agree. The quality of materials is much better than anything else I’ve seen. Lifespan should be longer than any other brand. It’s much heavier than anything else, however.

With the new Mini-Tramp, Dave Ross set out to create a powerhouse: engineer a low flex frame that can safely handle our legendary Bed and Springs. That meant re-designing the frame to be saddle shaped and allow for optimal transfer of athlete speed into height. …

The Dave Ross 2 String Bed is the longest lasting trampoline bed in the world. They are hand crafted and have no stitching in the bed. …


Rebound Products $1300 CAD ($1060 US)

Dave Ross was inspired by the mini-tramp acrobatics of TeamGym. He engineered a mini-tramp that could handle that kind of power yet still be used by regular kids.

Manjak’s Gymnastics is successfully using one with all their Artistic kids. Manjak’s has a number of different mini-tramps.

They use all of them for different Vault drills, for example.



Air-O-Board is closest to a competition Spring Board. You can use it for Yurchenko approach.

The new Rebound produces by far the most power.

Leave a comment if you have an opinion on using mini-tramps for Vault.

DRILLS and SKILLS video sites

UPDATE – This is a repost from June 2nd. Folks have been checking out some of these sites and sending feedback.

For example, has more than 700 skills and drills with a graphic and links to videos. A good format.

There are a number of good coaching manuals available. Some DVDs, the best being the Success Videos available from John Geddert.

But the future is online video.

Here are some of the best sites in English that include graphics and/or video.

Of the free resources, best are the American Gymnast Gymnastics on Demand videos on now free on the JoeLangley YouTube channel (1150+ coaching tutorials).


For young WAG gymnasts, even better are Jason Mortimer’s tutorials on the JAO YouTube channel.

GymDrills.NET is great. An open source of gymnastics coaching ideas and useful tools (FIG Code of Points ONLINE browser, Simple Graphic Editor) Free membership required.

The Gymneo WAG coaching video tutorials (many more in French than English) are superb. But an English language subscription costs 259€ / year. ($352) They do post free teasers on their Facebook page. offers small videos of a large number of skills. has a nifty interface. Much of the Gymnastics video content is free with free registration. The focus is more recreational than competitive. by Peter Wraae Marino has well done computer graphics.

If you are coaching tricking, check

Gymnastike offers one-of-a-kind technique videos with different experts. Those are free. Their free Workout Wednesday series is great too. Many, including me, are critical of Gymnastike’s business practices. We try not to link back to Gymnastike as they don’t link to their sources.

Swing Big is excellent for WAG coaches. A site where Zari Goldmann shares her own drills and the best of the rest she finds online.

The Gymnastics Minute, now defunct, was the best source of coaching DVDs. But you can still watch their short promo videos on the thegymnasticminute YouTube channel.

Are there any other video tutorial sites you like?

If so, leave a comment.

iPad E-Z GRIP case

Coach Jean Sebastien Tougas showed me a good case for an iPad in the Gym.


Good for kids with chalky or sweaty hands.

That one by Xtreme is $20. No doubt you can easily find similar products.