Pirouette Trainer mat

Mancino developed this product with Chris Zimmerman of Ricochets Gymnastics in Hatboro, PA.

Quarter twist drills require the gymnast to commit to the weight transfer on the pivot hand. I’d use this mat every day.  If I didn’t have one, I’d improvise with something else.

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Taylor Lindsay-Noel has a TEA company

Recall that Taylor was paralyzed in a tragic and avoidable injury on a Bars dismount training with coach Brian McVey.

Need some gourmet tea? 

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via Fans of Canadian Gymnastics

double layout Bars dismount

An article by College Gym News – Katie Norris

Breaking Down the Double Layout Bars Dismount

Aesthetically, I’ve always liked best straight or even slightly hollow.

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As a coach, however, I’d recommend slightly arched for as much of the skill as possible. It’s easier to pilot the landing for a STICK.

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