by site editor Rick McCharles 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) if you think you might want to be a micro blogger on RecGymnastics.

Of course you can subscribe to by email or RSS.

Sam interviews Jill Hicks

… known as the “College Recruiting Expert” …

… Over time, the college recruiting process for gymnastics has drastically changed.

Jill’s consulting company, Jill Hicks Consulting LLC, strives to market her support for college-bound gymnastics to choose what the best fit is for them. …

To listen subscribe on iTunes. Or Android.

Or listen online from the I Have Cool Friends website.

Sam Peszek’s new podcast

I Have Cool Friends

Episode #1 is an interview with Mary Lee Tracy.

Samantha Peszek is on a mission to connect athletes, coaches, and parents with the best resources the gymnastics world has to offer.

Utilizing Samantha’s gymnastics network (she really does have cool friends), guests will be experts in their field and shed a light on hot topics, tips for improvement, and inspiration. …

iTunes Preview

Click through to subscribe via iTunes. It’s free.

If you want to subscribe for Android or listen online, click through to Sam’s I Have Cool Friends website.

Sam travels a lot with her Beam Queen Bootcamp events and is very connected with coaches.

The Routine Podcast #24

Best episode yet, I’d say.

Our favourite mother and daughter interview team relay a good sense for what happened in St. Louis at one of the most exciting NCAA Nationals ever.

They want to celebrate the sport.

It was lovely to get to meet the duo in person outside the arena between sessions.

They have a charming interview with Michigan’s BRIANNA BROWN and her Mom. And some random coach.

To listen, subscribe on iTunes.

EPIC GymCastic audiocast #301

Peng Gets a 20, Martha Gets a Zero

Over 10,000 hours long, this one is well worth listening to.

Even if you attended Nationals in St. Louis you’ll learn something new. Coaching fashion tips, in particular.

I thought NCAA Nationals judging was no worse than usual … but it looks worse than usual when you have more judges and they can’t stay in range.

Despite the CRACK, Spencer is OK with most of the final rankings: team, individual and apparatus.

I was a bit distracted celebrating Peng’s 20 and didn’t pay much attention to Saturday’s Dateline TV show with Maroney and the Karolyis. After all, it’s network TV. Normally pretty bland.

Happily Jessica and Spencer dissect the interview in detail putting statements in context and into the timeline. It doesn’t look good for USA Gymnastics.

If you don’t subscribe, you can listen streamed via their website



Gymnasticsville podcast on iTunes

episode 84 – Simon Biles and Stacey Ervin Jr. the cutest gymnastics couple of all-time?

Gymnasticsville started up over a year ago. At first you could only listen via their website –

But it’s now available on iTunes. Subscribe once and have every episode downloaded automatically as it becomes available.

NCAA WAG podcast – The Routine

I enjoyed guesting this week on the new NCAA fan podcast called The Routine.

It’s a charming, upbeat fan listen available on iTunes or on TheRoutinePodcast.comepisode 10.

Topics this week include the awesome UCLA v Oklahoma love fest. I spoke on the risks / rewards of Gymnastics training for girls aspiring to compete College.

gymternet fooled by Nassar as well

Nobody has pursued ethics, safety and human rights of gymnasts more doggedly than Jessica O’Beirne, founder of GymCastic.

Many of us wait for each week’s episode to get caught up on everything that’s happened on the Nassar crimes.

Yet Jess was fooled too.

… (GymCastic) interviewed Dr. Nassar in 2013 and has left the episode up in the podcast’s archive, albeit with an altered title, “Serial Pedophile Ex-Doctor Larry Nassar Interview.” …

She agrees with Mr. Barnes and Ms. Hopkins that she, too, was “groomed” by Dr. Nassar after he became a trusted source. “In the industry you get close to sources, and I think there was a delay in reporting because there was a delay in people thinking this could be true.” …

NY Times

I can’t recall hearing a negative word about Nassar online dating back to before 2000. Until women began coming forward.