BEFORE you teach Flyaway off a Bar

If I have Rings in the gym, I introduce drills like this as early as age-5. It’s FUN. It’s SAFE. (I introduce it over the pit if I have Rings over the pit.)

The gymnast quickly gains confidence in releasing something, flying through the air while traveling forwards. The main goal I ask of them is to stick the landing.

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Ideally I’d do this for the first year of twice a week training, starting Bar release in the second year.

Eventually, your kids will be as skilled as Jake Dalton. :-)

Found my next career? Cirque? #justkidding #playingaround

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If you don’t have Rings in the gym, budget to buy an inexpensive set. They only cost about $80, one of the best value / dollar investments you can add to your facility. Hang them on a high rail.

Thanks to Jeremy Mosier and Gymtastics for hosting this video.

Gymtastics is still my favourite club website, by the way. Compare it to yours. :-)

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.

Subscribe here.

British Adult Gymnastics

Another great promo video from BGtv.

BG – Discover Adult Gymnastics

foam pit – log rolling

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The Boulder®

Some elite coaches trash talk backward handspring training devices.

And it’s true you can teach a great backward handspring without one.

Personally, I love them all. They have hundreds of uses in the gym. And are ideal for older and non-competing gymnasts.

The best of them all is The Boulder®.

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details

They start at $344. Cheap. :-)

special needs gymnastics

Tumbl Trak has spent a lot of energy researching best equipment for special needs kids. Soft, safe, rounded edges.

This is one heartwarming edit. :-)

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USA National Gymnastics Day

#NGD2014

September 20th, 2014

Goals

• To increase awareness and excitement for the sport of gymnastics

• To teach the importance of charitable outreach through sport and play

• To introduce gymnastics to youth who may not otherwise have the means to participate

more information (PDF)

Nat Gym Day

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