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Chellsie on parenting gymnasts

Chellsie Memmel is soon to be a Mom. I think she’ll be a great one. :-)

Chellsie:

I first want to thank the parents who put their kids in our great sport! Without parents, we wouldn’t be here or have any of the amazing opportunities that we do. With that said, I believe there should be boundaries in parental involvement in sports.

MemmelsDo watch practices….but only once and a while. If you just can’t stay away, don’t bring up things that happened or any trouble they may have had in practice that day. Let your child talk to you. If they want to vent, listen. If they would rather leave their bad day behind, let them. If they had a great day and are super pumped to tell you about it, be excited and happy about it.

Don’t set your own goals for them…

Tumbl Talk – Do’s and Don’ts of Parent Participation by Chellsie Memmel

That’s the Tumbl Trak blog. If at Congress Pitsburg, be sure to stop by and say hi to everyone at the Tumbl Trak both. I’m going to miss the P&G Championships. I’m presenting at the Gymnastics B.C. Congress instead this year.

misguided Gymnastics parents

One skill set many coaches lack is the ability to communicate well with parents.

If you don’t educate them on the very complex sport of Artistic Gymnastics, don’t be surprised if they arrive at some of these wrong conclusions.

JAG GYM:

With tuition that can approximate a car payment each month, missed family dinners and weekends lost to travelling to remote locations to sit inside a gym or hotel convention center eating over priced hot dogs and too many brownies, no one can doubt that gymnastics parents are among the most dedicated sports parents. …

BUT …

Here are a dozen dangerous ideas that can plague even the best-intentioned gym parents:

1. If my child fails to make consistent progress it is her coach’s fault and we should change gyms.

2. For all the money I am paying, there better be results

3. The more time in the gym, the better.

see the rest – A DANGEROUS DOZEN: MISGUIDED IDEAS OF WELL-MEANING GYM PARENTS

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great spot on Bars

Claire Martin (FRA) – Barres- Match France/Roumanie/Belgique Senior

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

via GymFever

WING SUITER MEETS HIS MAKER

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(via Mike Jacki)

Epic Slip ‘N Slide Pool Party

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(via John Roethlisberger & Owen Timothy Field)

Expedition Idaho Adventure Race

7-days of continuous physical and mental challenge, almost no sleep, bad food, questionable water. Who invented this sport? :-)

To stagger the start of Expedition Idaho, Race Director Dave Adlard, invented a unique prologue.

Teams had to climb the toughest waterslide, starting over if anyone slipped.

If successful, they then took a victory laprunning the Lazy River. Backwards. :-)

This is even tougher than it looks.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Gymnastics sport scientist Jeni McNeal is running this race.

Good luck.

Secret podium training

Gymnastike mostly skipped covering Commonwealths. But they are locked and loaded for the 2014 Secret Classic.

Click PLAY or watch podium highlights on Gymnastike.

Watch more videos on Gymnastike

I like Brenna’s Shaposh to Giant 1/1.

Bloggers are listing the number of original competitors scratched due to injury, most recently Lexie Priessman, injured on Beam dismount during podium. This is a dangerous sport.

Some will be back for Championships.

Sam Oldham injured

Gymnastics is a dangerous sport.

Many gymnasts who qualified for Commonwealth Games were too injured to compete. When I heard Sam had been injured, I assumed it was on Vault landing.

Correct.

We have more major injuries on Vault landing than anywhere else. FIG needs research that landing mat. What does the FIG Sports Medicine Commission do, by the way? We never hear of anything they are working on.

Sam injured

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Smith and Thomas helped him on to the podium to collect his Team gold medal.

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Dipa Karmakar – Produnova

As I feared, here’s yet another gymnast from a developing nation competing another dangerous Handspring double front.

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What does FIG do with those?

Vault 1 – 13.200
Vault 2 – 14.400
Total Score – 13.800

They reward the gymnast by putting them into the Final. :-(

Women’s Vault qualifiers:
1. Claudia Fragapane, ENG, 14.453
2. Ellie Black, CAN, 14.149
3. Kirsten Beckett, RSA, 14.000
4. Kelly Simm, ENG, 13.966
5. Maegan Chant, CAN, 13.950
6. Georgia Rose Brown, AUS, 13.849
7. Dipa Karmakar, IND, 13.800
8. Emma White, SCO, 13.73

via GymFever

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

The world’s newest “Fittest Woman on Earth” is a 25-year-old chemical engineering student from Richelieu, Que. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet placed first at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, Calif., in the women’s individual competition Sunday.

Ms. Leblanc-Bazinet, who is 5-foot-2 and weighs 130 pounds, is a student at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec and started CrossFit training five years ago. The sport involves a combination of weightlifting, gymnastics and high intensity interval training. …

Quebec student Camille Leblanc-Bazinet crowned ‘Fittest Woman on Earth’ at 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games

No surprise. She’s a former gymnast.

Click PLAY or watch a profile on YouTube.

She eats 200gms of protein a day. 5 eggs for breakfast.

related – Outside Online is in a bit of a war with CrossFit – CrossFit, Your Insecurity Is Showing

Gymnast Care Round Table

The Gymnast Care Health Round Table

USA Gymnastics Washington Clinic on July 12, 2014.

… Dr. Bill Sands, Dr. John O’Kane and Dr. Monique Burton.

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Listen to the 45min audiocast here. 45min. Audio quality is not great.

2yr-old boy dies falling from Tramp

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Advise parents not to buy back yard trampolines. They don’t understand the risks. :-(

Gymnastics and Injury Seminar

Dr. Dave Tilley:

… Saturday October 18th I will be putting the “1st Annual Gymnastics and Injury Performance Seminar” at our gym in Beverly, MA. …

Presenters (so far) include my good friends Dr. Joshua Eldridge of Gymnast Care (Sports Chiropractor), Dave Picardy (Expert Weightlifting/Strength and Conditioning Coach), a local Orthopedic Surgeon (specializes in the athletic shoulder), and myself. More may be added …

$250 for a single spot registration, with discounts offered for group registrations …

Oct 18


Announcing the 1st Annual Gymnastics Injury and Performance Seminar (G.I.P.S. 2014)