USAG Congress & Trade Show

Held this year in conjunction with Olympic Trials in San Jose, this is the biggest gymnastics conference and trade show in the world.

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I’m impressed. I’d not attended for a few years, thinking the presentations/presenters are somewhat repeated. But with about 200 sessions to choose from, over 3 days, I’m not having much trouble finding sessions of interest.

First morning I most enjoyed Neil Resnick’s Yurchenko clinic. (Neil stood in this morning for Tom Forster, too. Tom was forced to stay home in Colorado, his home threatened by fire.)

Fong, Biggs, Sands, Folger, Lulla, Sahlein, Mizo, Tomita, Ivanov … etc. … all still to come.

My #1 request for the future is that USA bring in big name international presenters that have not been in the past. New blood. Uchimura’s coach from Japan, for one obvious example.

Best of all is the chance to catch up with friends you see too infrequently in a social situation. I’m gone to lunch with the Tumbl Trak crew next.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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