Safe Sport Symposium – Liverpool

British Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics in the UK, and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) have announced they are to jointly host a safe sport symposium in Liverpool in November. …

Taking place on 1-2 November at the same time as the 2022 World Gymnastics Championships, it has been developed to take a positive and proactive approach to safeguarding and athlete welfare within gymnastics. …

British Gymnastics

Broken – Canadian Gymnastics documentary

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on Twitter.

Ukraine boycotts FIG Congress

Gymnastics: It’s Hard, It’s Supposed To Be Hard!

Of all sports and physical activities, Gymnastics is one of the most challenging. That’s why our athletes are amongst the fittest.

In addition, our athletes are younger than most other sports.

Read the newest post by coach Andrew Vetter:

… Gymnastics isn’t all sunshine and rainbows; the higher you climb, the more dangerous the skills become.

With risk, comes rules.

With safety, comes standards.

These things can be taken in the wrong context and come across as strict, demanding, or unfair to athletes and their parents.

We need to keep in mind that this isn’t golf, if you miss a shot you can lose a lot more than your favourite ball. …

Medium

British National Coach David Kenwright

Having worked with David many times, I concur he’s an excellent choice for the high pressure job of Head National Coach.

Expert. Ethical. A technician, not only an administrator.

Congratulations.

Gymnastics: A Change Is Gonna Come

Coach Andrew Vetter reflects on his personal evolution and the state of Gymnastics in 2022 making these recommendations:

  • Focus on the process  …
  • Utilize proven training methods for general athletics and fitness …
  • More education or certification required to teach high level gymnastics. …
  • Increase the age for national and international representation. … There is no rush.
  • Stay in your lane. Work with a team of professionals …

Read the entire thoughtful post on Medium:

Gymnastics: A Change Is Gonna Come

Andrew is the coach who posted the viral Uptown Abs video a few years ago.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

judging execution of complex skills

As difficulty increases, it gets increasingly difficult for human beings to correctly evaluate performance.

Video analysis by computer would be simpler, fairer and quicker.

Watch some examples of skills that have been poorly judged in the past.

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