North Carolina v Florida #BETRUE

The theme in support of an LGBTQ rights. A brave move.

Recall that the NBA, NCAA and others decided to boycott North Carolina because of the State government’s intolerant HB2 bill.

North Carolina welcomed No. 3 Florida to Carmichael Arena Friday night for its first home dual meet of the 2017 season. The Gators proved worthy of their lofty ranking, posting a 197.325, while the youthful Tar Heels posted an encouraging 194.200. ..

A school-record 4,071 fans were in attendance Friday evening to watch the Gators and Tar Heels at Carmichael Arena. …

The two teams wore rainbow-themed #BETRUE t-shirts, and the Tar Heels tossed commemorative shirts to the crowd, many of whom were wearing rainbow ‘NC’ buttons. …


national anthem University of North Carolina Gymnastics v Florida Carmichael Arena Chapel Hill, NC Friday, January 20, 2017
national anthem
University of North Carolina Gymnastics v Florida
Carmichael Arena
Chapel Hill, NC
Friday, January 20, 2017

(via GymCastic 236)

good vs bad mistakes

Dr. Patrick Cohn:

Cal Berkeley women’s gymnastics head coach Justin Howell makes a distinction between good mistakes and bad mistakes.

Howell is not bothered by his gymnasts making mistakes as long as they are aggressive. Howell has sold his team on his philosophy regarding mistakes which has helped his team produce in high-pressure meets.

The Bears entered the 2017 season opening meet, the NorCal Classic with an aggressive “go-for-it” mindset rather than worrying about mistakes.

The Bears came out of the gate extremely strong on vault, scoring 9.75 or above on every individual routine but had difficulty on the next rotation, the bars.

Despite a couple of falls on the bars, the Bears won the meet for their third NorCal Classic title in three years.

Howell was impressed with his team’s aggressiveness but that aggressiveness is a direct result of not fearing mistakes.

HOWELL: “Their mistakes were good mistakes. They were doing big, aggressive gymnastics, and that’s what I like to see.” …

Gymnastics Mental Coach – Are Mistakes Good or Bad in Gymnastics?

I love the graphic for that article. 🙂


Iceland has Europe’s cleanest living teens

A few factors emerged as strongly protective: participation in organised activities – especially sport – three or four times a week, total time spent with parents during the week, feeling cared about at school, and not being outdoors in the late evenings. …

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening

In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.


Kentucky over Auburn

Kentucky wasted no time in breaking a program high set just one week ago. After posting a 196.950 at Florida last weekend, the No. 9 Wildcats turned around and scored a 197.100 in their home opener in front of the sold out crowd inside Memorial Coliseum on Friday night. UK took down No. 11 Auburn, 197.100 – 195.800, earning its first Southeastern Conference win of the year. …

“That was a fun night,” head coach Tim Garrison said. “Especially in front of this crowd. …

No. 9 Kentucky Records Highest Score Ever With 197.100 in Win Over No. 11 Auburn

(via College Gymnastics Board)