Dave Tilley presented to both WAG NCAA College coaches and judges before the 2022 season.
The goal is for judges to evaluate landings consistently — and promote the safest possible landings.
The biggest reason is due to the massive number of serious knee and ankle injuries that gymnasts deal with, particularly in the NCAA. When you look at research studies, leg injuries account for up to 54.1% – 70.2% of all injuries.
Based on a study looking at injuries in NCAA Women’s gymnastics from 2009-2014, leg injuries accounted for 50% of all injuries with the knee and ankle being the most common (19). In some studies, up to 52% of all gymnastics injuries occur during landings, with some researchers calling it the ‘riskiest exercise phase in gymnastics.” …THE NEED TO CHANGE LANDING DEDUCTIONS IN NCAA GYMNASTICS FOR LESS KNEE AND ANKLE INJURIES
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Watch William Emard STICKING.
Good aerial awareness. Stong legs. Good technique. Fewer injuries on landings.
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