Gym Gab recommends this series of books by Melisa Torres.
PERFECT BALANCE GYMNASTICS SERIES
READING LEVEL: 3RD – 4TH
- Book 1 – I’ve Got This!
- Book 2 – Nothing Better Than Gym Friends
- Book 3 – Dance is the Secret Event
Melisa competed for Utah State. She plans to continue this series with a 4th book autumn 2017.
This month, Svetlana Khorkina is publishing her new memoir ‘The Magic of Winning”. …
Her previous book “Flic-flacs in High Heels” was published 10 years ago and is now out of print. The new book also tells the story of her childhood and gymnastics career and will partially overlap with the new memoir, however, it adds new material on Khorkina’s life in the last 10 years and her current views on the sport. …
There is no information on whether the publisher plans to translate the book to English. …
KHORKINA’S ‘MAGIC OF WINNING’ – ALL THE DETAILS
If you want to order a Russian language copy, click through to that link.
Needless to say, Simone is one.
NEW – Focused and On Fire: The Athlete’s Guide to Mental Training and Kicking Butt by Lisa Mitzel
Lisa Mitzel is a motivational speaker and a mental training coach. A former Head Coach at Stanford. An NCAA National Champion at Utah. A 2-Time Junior Olympic National Champion and former Elite. She has a BA in Psychology.
via Gymnastics Coaches Skills & Drills
Seems the legend has a NEW book to be launched in September at the Moscow International Book Fair.
Heart this photo on Instagram.
related – Her 2008 autobiography “Somersaults in High Heels”
via Gymternet Clan
I find many coaches — especially young coaches — not particularly skilled at dealing with the parents of their athletes.
Progress is much easier when parents are 100% on board your training plan.
You could forward Makenna’s post on the role of the sport parent:
As a follow-up, three books are recommended for parents:
(1) Positive Sports Parenting – quick read and easy application.
(2) Changing the Game – thorough and action oriented.
(3) How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk – advice and assignments that apply not just to sports but parent-child communication in general.
Seems the greatest gymnast all time has released a book in Japan.
(via Beautiful Moments in MAG)
Just in time for Christmas the second book in a three-part series by Lauren Hopkins is available in digital formats.
A year ago, 15-year-old Amalia Blanchard failed to qualify to nationals, but now with less than two months until the 2016 Olympic Games, she’s the United States beam champion on her way to fight for a spot on the Olympic team. Gymnastics is Amalia’s life and she’s sacrificed everything to get this far, but she still has to prove she has what it takes …