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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

Worlds 2018 – Qatar?

Doha would be a fantastic choice. Qatar Gymnastics Federation President Ali Ahmed Al Hitmi would organize a superb competition.

The Gulf state is the only bidder to have been named by the sport’s world governing body for the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships – the host of which is due to be named at the FIG Council’s next meeting in Kuwait on May 9 and 10 …

“As the pioneer for several gymnastics disciplines in the Gulf region, Qatar Gymnastics has also shown efforts to promote women’s sports participation in the country,” he added. …

If Qatar does go on to win the hosting rights for the World Championships it will be just the latest in an already long list of major international sporting events due to take place in the country in the coming years.

These include the 2014 International Aquatics Federation (FINA) World Short Course Swimming Championships, the 2015 Men’s World Handball Championship, the 2016 Cycling World Road Championships and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Exclusive: Qatar is ready to host World Championships, says FIG President Grandi

The venue is superb.

OLYMPIC and world horizontal bar champion in Epke Jan Zonderland of the Netherlands will be one of the star attractions at the international gymnastics federation’s (FIG) World Challenge Cup Artistic Championships to be held at Aspire from March 26 to 28. …

Besides Zonderland, Hungary’s pommel horse specialist and Olympic champion Krisztian Berki also confirmed his participation …


Zonderland, Berki star attractions

(via FIG)

gymnastics #happyday

Visit 24hoursofhappiness.com to participate with Pharrell Williams and the UN for the International Day of Happiness, Thursday, March 20th.

To celebrate, the gymnasts of Avant-Garde de TERVES put together this awesome edit.

I love it. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

last chance early bird GymConUSA

Pricing Goes Up March 18th.

Independent Gymnastics Conference GymConUSA 2014, June 16 – 18 at the Mirage, Vegas.

Speakers: Shannon Miller (Guest of Honor), Tony Retrosi, Jeff Lulla, Tammy Biggs, Frank Sahlein, Gina Pongetti, Rick McCharles, Michelle Kocan, Nate Hendrickson, Carrie Spender Lennox, Terry Gray, Dayna Waroe, Stacy Clark and Dan Niehaus



Acrobatic Tumbling Toy

This is a beautiful hand-made, hand-painted wooden toy, made in Germany. The little wooden figure performs a series of back-flips as he descends down the steps.

Automata like this have a history going back over 200 years, when mechanical toys were collected by rich and famous people. …

Recently, a traditional German toymaker has re-invented the toy, with a different, patented, mechanism that uses weights and levers, instead of mercury.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

It costs about $400.

(via Gymnast Crossing)

Friday Night Lights v MIOBI

Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. …

Critically acclaimed. Great acting. Great writing. It lasted 5 season.

I find Coach Eric Taylor very believable.


Another TV drama set in the context of youth sport, Make It or Break It, was utter crap, by comparison. 3 seasons, 48 episodes, ending 2012.

And that’s a shame.

We’re still waiting for the great, serious Gymnastics TV drama.

A coach more believable than Sasha Belov. :-(

coach Sasha

I suspect — as usual — the football series had far more money to hire good writer$.


Kickstarter raised over $480m in 2013

Here’s how it works.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

I’ve seen two gymnasts, so far, trying to raise training funds. What other crowd funding projects could we consider?

New training facilities?


art or trash?

Steve on Ganba Gymnastics:

A self-balancing piece made from copper and steel wire… The legs were 9′ in length. 6″ tall.

straddle L

Comments on Facebook appreciated.

ART :-)

Sport Training Systems newsletter

Sports Training Systems (STS) is developer of educational software for gymnastics professionals by judge Doug Hills.

Doug has launched a weekly Sports Training Systems newsletter supporting the MAG, WAG and Trampoline software programs available for purchase here.

Check sample newsletter issue #1. Bottom of that page you can subscribe by email. Free.

sport training systems

Or LIKE the new Facebook page.

Doug is currently developing educational software for FIG.

HITS Invite Team posters

Hawaiian Island Twisters gives visiting teams competing at their GYMNASTICS IN PARADISE INVITATIONAL a personalized poster.


That’s cool. :-)

(via Debbie Broderick Rodriguez)

new FIG website

The International Gymnastics Federation is testing a new website at this page – fedintgym.com/site

FIG new website

Looks to me like a big improvement.

If you use Feedly, Flipboard or any other RSS reader, follow updates on that new page here — fedintgym.com/site/rss.xml

Great West Gym Fest, Idaho

>February 21-23, 2014 in Couer d’Alene.

The best WAG JO competition in the States, I’d say.

Download the 2014 Deposit Form. :-)

And the Confirmation packet 2014.


Registration – Paul Moyer