Simone … so much G.O.A.T.

Gifs of Simone doing crazy things in training on Tumblr.

If you use Tumblr you know management has been crappy for many years.

Yahoo bought Tumblr for over $1 billion in 2013. They promised not to screw it up. Then did screw it up. It was sold to Oath and Verizon.

This week Tumblr was sold for less than $3 million.

The GOOD NEWS is that a small company called Automattic bought Tumblr. They run WordPress, the platform that runs at least a quarter of the sites on the web including this one.

Automattic actually knows what to do with microblogging.

Twain looks guilty

There’s a Murder Mystery Game online right now.

Four weeks out from the 2024 Olympic Games, … U.S. Gymnastics … has to choose its Olympic Team. They go to a secret camp in an isolated gymnasium deep in the secluded woods.

There is a murderer on site.

Could it be Twain?

… He operates The Uneven Bars Pageant, an award-winning blog web site and an off-shoot podcast about all things gymnastics. Twain has had several restraining orders placed on him from past elite gymnasts. …

GUEST POSTS on Gymnastics Coaching

By site editor Rick McCharles

Pretty much every day I decline requests for sponsored posts. Those are mostly advertisements that look like a regular post.

But we do post guest articles.

So, if you’d like to summit something to this site, here are our guidelines for submissions:

What Content Do We Want?

  • Information of interest to Artistic Gymnastics coaches.
  • Things that are NEW. DIFFERENT. ORIGINAL.
  • Insider information not available elsewhere.
  • What’s happening in parts of the world not well covered by the gymternet now: Africa, China, S.E. Asia, etc.
  • Technology / Apps being used by coaches & judges
  • Suggestions on improving ethics, safety and general wellbeing of participants in acrobatic sport.

The more succinct, the better. But include visuals: graphics, photos, videos.

Send an email to RickMcCharles (a) gmail.

Include the following:

Your coaching history. Any links you’d like included.

There’s no payment or remuneration of any kind. This site now runs ad free.

IN THE BEGINNING … was Blythe Lawrence

In the early days of the gymternet, Blythe was the only trained journalist. To start she wrote for a site called Gymnastics Examiner.

Liked and respected by all, Blythe got called up to work for FIG in Switzerland. She speaks French. That helps.

When Aly Raisman asked her to collaborate on her book Fierce, Blythe left FIG.

Happily — for us 🙂 — Blythe is back posting under the name Rocker. Check a sample post with the highlights of this past weekend.

Follow Rocker on Twitter. Or Facebook.

Maggie Nichols on Cool Friends

UPDATE – Maggie seemed to suffer a minor injury on Floor this weekend. ☹️

Episode 2, season 2 is a good one.

If you are looking for life inspiration, follow Maggie.

Peng Peng on GymCastic

Listen to episode #346.

Peng is doing a number of event appearances this year as she’s no longer (finally) restricted by NCAA regulations.

Also, subscribe.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Gymnastics Canada rebrands

From here, we soar.

… pleased to unveil a new brand for the organization as we embark on our 50th Anniversary year …

… new logo, tagline, and social media handles …

Our social media channels have also taken on the new brand and bilingual identity @gymcan1:

FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM YOUTUBE TWITTER

Clothing featuring the new Gymnastics Canada logo is now available at our online store: http://shop.gymcan.og.

Gymnastics Canada 

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Easily the best edit they’ve ever produced.

Canada has never had a top notch website nor social media. This looks to me like a big improvement.

RecGymnastics.com

by site editor Rick McCharles

RecGymnastics.com is the sister site to this one. It’s dedicated to non-competitive programs at Gymnastics clubs, schools and … wherever.


“… where coaches, teachers, educators and program directors can discuss ideas, games, lesson plans, etc. … Everything non-competitive.”

Anyone can read and comment. But what we really need are experts in the field who will share their expertise.

Email RickMcCharles (a) gmail.com if you think you might want to be a micro blogger on RecGymnastics.

Of course you can subscribe to RecGymnastics.com by email or RSS.