You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

You Will Know Me (2016) is worth reading.

It’s an adult murder mystery not appropriate for children.

The Gymnastics coming-of-age story is incidental to the plot.

Author Megan Abbott was not a gymnast — but does a very credible job of writing from the perspective of a Gym Mom at BelStars Gymnastics.

She joined Gymnastics parent forums to listen to what they talked about.

You Will Know Me, follows a tight-knit gymnastics community as a brutal death sends shockwaves through everyone.

Parents Katie and Eric Knox have a 15-year-old daughter, Devon, who is both a gymnastics prodigy and an Olympic hopeful — but now, they worry that everything they’ve sacrificed for her might be at risk.

Can Katie hold her family together even as she’s distracted by and drawn into the crime itself?

Click PLAY or watch an author interview on YouTube.

Gymneo coaching manuals

I’d say the most complete coaching video tutorials online are those available via Gymneo subscription.

AND you can also purchase companion BOOKS that compliment the videos.

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Floor 2 • Cartwheel • Handspring • Run-up hurdle • Headspring • Flyspring •

Beam • Back walkover • Flic-flac step-out • Layout step-out • Tuck back •

Vault 1 • Tuck jump • Handspring • Round-off • Half-on Half-off •

Vault 2 • Handspring front • Tsukahara tuck • Yurchenko •

→ 906 exercises – 5 books

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Nile Wilson – ‘My Story’

I’m looking forward to Nile’s autobiography.

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Confessions of a Division 1 Athlete

By Jim Karas and Olivia Karas

A Dad and Daughter’s Guide to Survival.

Order here.

Olivia was a star with Michigan.

Listen to a charming and entertaining interview on the All Things Gymnastics podcast.

Degrees of Difficulty by Georgia Cervin

How Women’s Gymnastics Rose to Prominence and Fell from Grace

How the Cold War era changed the trajectory of women’s gymnastics

Georgia Cervin is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia and a former international gymnast.

Electrifying athletes like Olga Korbut and Nadia Comaneci helped make women’s artistic gymnastics one of the most popular events in the Olympic Games.

But the transition of gymnastics from a women’s sport to a girl’s sport in the 1970s also laid the foundation for a system of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of gymnasts around the world.

Georgia Cervin offers a unique history of women’s gymnastics, examining how the high-stakes diplomatic rivalry of the Cold War created a breeding ground for exploitation. …

Cervin also charts the changes in style, equipment, training, and participants that transformed the sport, as explosive athleticism replaced balletic grace and gymnastics dominance shifted from East to West. …

Buy it here.

Olivia Karas has a book

She wrote it with her father.

Confessions of a Division 1 Athlete

A Dad and Daughter’s Guide to Survival

meet Kyle Shewfelt

As a promotion for his new bookmake it happen — the Olympic Floor Champion is giving away signed copies and meeting with folks like you online.

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Kyle Shewfelt – make it happen

Available on Amazon.

3-time Olympian and Floor champion — Kyle Shewfelt — has finally released his biography. He’d been working on it since 2004.

A great read for everyone. Life lessons through sport.

I still recall Kyle‘s first day at Altadore Gym Club in Calgary, Canada.

He was 6-years-old. And obviously talented.

At age-22 Kyle was Olympic Floor champion.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Kelly Manjak coached Kyle from pre-competitive through two Olympics.

The EASY thing to do in 2004 as Olympic Champion was to retire. At the top.

BUT after a good break, Kyle decided to keep training for Beijing 2008. His 3rd Olympic cycle turned out to be the most challenging.

Changes to the Code of Points in 2006 didn’t help.

Kyle’s idol was Alexi Nemov for his artistry and style. Like Nemov, Kyle was a fan favourite.

Though I knew the story well — coaching at his club in 2004 — I was still enthralled to hear it told from Kyle’s point of view. Know that he’s very modest in this telling.

It’s well written as Kyle worked on his sports biography together with Blythe Lawrence. And had editing by Steve Cooper.

For 10 years, while one of the best in the world on Vault and Floor, Kyle was the most consistent. The more pressure, the more likely he’d HIT.

Kyle took maximum advantage of specialists: sport psychologist Hap Davis, dietitian Kelly Anne Erdman, physiotherapist Susan Massitti, and many others.

Uldi Hajdu, Eugene Galperin, Edouard Iarov and Tony Smith are additional coaches Kyle credits in the book.

Today Kyle Shewfelt is a public speaker, broadcaster, Gym owner and father who believes in “optimism and the power of a high five“.

I’d recommend the audio version, as it’s read by Kyle himself.

Alternatively, you can buy a personalized signed copy online. An ideal gift.

Related – The Hungarian Academy Award nominated film featuring Kyle – White Palms.

Listen to a new interview with Kyle. It starts 1 hour 18min into the podcast.

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A delight for all lovers of rhymed poetry and gymnastics, Gymmy the Owl and His Friends offers children and parents entertaining and amusing poems and useful information about gymnastics and gymnastics terminology.

Author Vladimir Zaglada, who worked at the highest levels of Soviet gymnastics during its heyday, created Gymmy and his friends as a way of introducing young children and their parents to the world of gymnastics. Readers of any age will be drawn in by his parallels between the natural abilities of animals and the skills humans must work hard to develop in order to perform gymnastics ….

Illustrator Katya Korobkina brings to life a charming community of “Nature’s Gymnasts.”

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Vladimir also authored One Coach’s Journey from East to West: How The Fall of the Iron Curtain Changed the World of Gymnastics.