Shawn Johnson’s new book

A young adult novel. The Flipside.

via Gymternet Clan

Gabby Douglas – your life’s blueprint?

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“I want to ask you a question. What’s in your life’s blueprint?”

Thank you Dr. King for the powerful words and inspiration! Tell me your story #powerofone #justdoit

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Here’s the Facebook version.

Click PLAY or watch African History Month – Gabrielle Douglas Profile on YouTube.

Gabby recently donated some of her Olympic mementos to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Thanks Mary.

Charity Choice Invitational 2016

Tacoma, Washington.

Each year, we host this incredible event not only for the gymnasts to show off their talent, but to give back to the community as well. Each team competes on behalf of a charity and by the end of the weekend, over $15,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to various charities.

Charity Choice Invitational is an official invitational of the Nastia Liukin Cup Series. Evanni Roberson from Emerald City Gymnastics Academy earned a spot to compete with her 38.25 All-Around at the Nastia Liukin Cup held the weekend of March 4-5, 2016 in Newark, NJ!

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

more Trinidad & Tobago drama

I’m disappointed in the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation for over-reacting to a photo supposedly of its 2015 Sportswoman of the Year nominee, Marisa Dick.

New topless photo rocks gymnastics; Marisa and Thema sent to disciplinary committee

They should have downplayed the issue. It’s no big deal. Both gymnasts should be focused on training. Not getting distracted by media sensationalism. 😦

Aly Raisman - ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue


NCAA Power Rankings Week 7

If you have trouble following ALL the action in NCAA every weekend, MCSMaria’s Power Rankings are nice highlight summaries.

I am basing my “rankings” on news events, stories, people that are gaining attention and other random things that I find interesting or worth mentioning. …

# 1 RQS
# 2 Southern Utah & Upsets in General
# 3 Joslyn Goings & Myia Hambrick & all underrated athletes
# 4 LSU’s Floor Line-Up
# 5 Ebee Price’s Back-Up Dancers

Southern Utah upset one of the top teams in the NCAA this weekend at their home tri-meet, Michigan. …

Southern Utah posted a bunch of 9.9 +’s on floor and next thing you, know, Southern Utah had a 196.300 to Michigan’s 195.750.

There have been so many upsets this season, and I enjoy seeing upsets. It’s nice to see new talent breaking through. At home, Washington almost upset UCLA …

read more …

SUU Athletics – Southern Utah gymnasts stun No. 3 Michigan

Southern Utah

Gymnastics Australia coaching webinars

Australia is a BIG country. It’s not easy to get coaches together very often.

For accredited Australian coaches an online program will be piloted March – April 2016.

Aussie coaches purchase access (A$10 each) through the Gymnastics Australia Learning Management System (LMS) and access the webinar via GoTo Meeting.

o Webinar #1: Physical preparation for young gymnasts – Part 1

o Webinar #2: Physical preparation for young gymnasts – Part 2

Dee Jennings PhD is instructing.

Click PLAY or watch a preview on YouTube.


Georgia WINS the NCAA …

… poster contest.
LIKE the Georgia poster on Twitter.

Click over to NCAA Gym News to see the rest of their winners. I’m expecting many will take exception to the ranking. 🙂