talking to young gymnasts about touching

Explain spotting to kids. Take the time to show in slow motion exactly how and when they need to be spotted.

If they’d prefer NOT to be spotted, no problem. Do drills and conditioning alone instead.

CSG New Zealand

In a separate time & place, warn kids about anyone who’s behaviour seems creepy.

… how do you get kids to trust their intuition?

“Tell them that if this doesn’t feel good to you, it probably isn’t OK. If someone comes up to you in playground and they’re mean to you, that’s not OK. If they touch you in a way that doesn’t feel right, and you’re uncomfortable, then that’s not OK.”

… Another important part of conversations is to somehow convey to a child that it’s never their fault if there’s abuse, harassment or inappropriate touch, Gore said.

“Teach kids what are secrets, and is it ever OK to keep a secret? As young as age 5, tell them if an adult says, ‘We’re going to have a little secret,’ that’s not OK …

So much sexual misconduct news: Talking to children

related – advice for parents

Utah 197.550 – 197.425 UCLA

The win was the first for Utah at UCLA since 2008 and it avenged an earlier loss to the Bruins in a quad meet in January.

 The two will face off again at the Pac-12 Championships on March 24 …

Farden said the coaches tried to prepare for UCLA’s crowd by blaring the school’s fight song in practice this week and putting the team in several pressure situations. …

Lya Wodraska

8 elite American gymnasts to Jesolo

Below are the current U.S. gymnasts set to compete, with the possibility that more may be added.

Sydney Barros, Texas Dreams
Olivia Dunne, ENA Paramus
Adeline Kenlin, Iowa Gym-Nest
Emma Malabuyo, Texas Dreams
Grace McCallum, Twin City Twisters
Alyonna Shchennikova, 5280 Gymnastics
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Tori Tatum, Twin City Twisters


Ragan Smith

Elena Eremina is out for 6 months

Elena Eremina announced on her Instagram that she had a spinal surgery …

On February 12th, she had a surgery to stabilize two lumbar vertebrae. The surgery was done in Munich and she’s at home in Saint Petersburg already.  …


Друзья, знакомые, фанаты и подписчики! Все подняли хайп, ЧТО ЖЕ СО МНОЙ СЛУЧИЛОСЬ?! 😱 Так вот, у меня была сделана операция по стабилизации двух поясничных позвонков.🔩🔩 12 февраля в Мюнхене. Все сделали хорошо. Через 6 месяцев, я приступлю к тренировкам в полном объеме! Сейчас , я буду проходить реабилитацию и восстановление. ♥️ Хочу сказать большое спасибо тем, кто знал, и поддерживал меня, конечно нашей команде #RussianTeam. ♥️ А на ближайших соревнованиях , я хочу пожелать удачи нашим девочкам, которые будут принимать участие в них!!! 🇷🇺🌟Мы лучшие!🌟🇷🇺 💥 💥 💥 Friends, fans and subscribers! All raised HYPE 💥, WHAT HAPPENED TO ME ?! 😱 So, I had an operation to stabilize the two lumbar vertebrae.🔩🔩 February 12 in Munich. All done well. In 6 months, I will start the training in full! Now, I will have rehabilitation. ♥ ️ I want to say thank you to those who knew and supported me, of course our team # RussianTeam. ♥ ️ And at the nearest competitions, I want to wish good luck to our girls who will take part in them !!! 🇷🇺🌟We are the best! 🌟🇷🇺

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Coach Kyle – making Gymnastics corrections

Kyle Thalman:

1. Keep it short
2. Use a positive frame of vocabulary
3. Use very descriptive language
4. Use neutral tone / body language
5. Critique technique, not the gymnast
6. Be encouraging about making the fix
7. If there’s no change, try a different correction

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (13min)

related – Kyle’s Safe Spotting tutorial video

English Championships Men’s results

  1. James Hall 84.150
  2. Dominick Cunningham 84.000
  3. Brinn Bevan 80.400

Courtney Tulloch won Rings.

Nile Wilson won P Bars.

Max Whitlock won Pommels.

full results

James Hall defended his All Around title with a solid and convincing performance, as expected. But I don’t think anyone expected the incredible battle that Dominick Cunningham put up against him, coming only 0.15 off the title.

It really came down to the wire between the two of them- both performing their final routines at the exact same time, and either of them would’ve deserved to win, both on a whole other level to the rest of the competitors that day. …

For me, aside from the intense battle for All Around gold, the day belonged to 2 people, neither of which competed on 6 events: Courtney Tulloch and Gauis “Jay” Thompson. …

… the thing about Courtney is that this time he wasn’t just a rings guy, competing on 4 events and hitting all 4 of them, with a few uncontrolled floor landings being his only big errors. The most exciting thing though was actually his vault, where he brought out a huge Dragulescu, to the surprise of… pretty much everyone. …

MAGnastics – 2018 English Championships Recap