Melisa Torres Gymnastics books for kids

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.

Khorkina – The Magic of Winning

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.

Aly Raisman book in time for Christmas

Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything

Fierce is slated for publication on November 14.

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Is Turning Her Private Journals Into a Memoir

Time

 

Khorkina’s new book

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

parent – coach – athlete relationship

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:

HOMEWORK FOR GYMNASTICS PARENTS

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.