MAG 2020 Code of Points draft

Mens Gymnastics Australia Podcast is reviewing the DRAFT Code of Points. The review period is over end of January. No doubt there will be changes to the next draft.

But if you are interested NOW, click through.

General – Part 1 / 7 2017 Draft CoP Series

Floor – Part 2 / 7 2017 Draft CoP Series

Pommel – Part 3 / 7 2017 Draft CoP Series

MAG Australia podcast

landing on one foot

At a recent coaching course one talking point was to teach kids to land simultaneously on two feet, knees over the toes. Equal weight on each foot.

We pointed out that landing on trampoline on one foot is dangerous. A potential ankle strain or sprain.

One of the coaches was into tricking. They break that rule. A lot.

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

There are a couple of knee braces in there, note. 😦

Oklahoma intro video 2016

Very cool.

What’s wrong with being confident? The official 2016 OU women’s gymnastics intro video.

Click PLAY or watch it on Sooner Sports.

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coming up today Jan 30th – Metroplex Challenge vs LSU, Missouri, Stanford, Washington

related – K.J. Kindler profile – CHOREOGRAPHING A CULTURE

Sabrina Thomas reflects on her career

A great read.

player_Sabrina ThomasI never went to prom, I never went on spring break, I never went to Friday night football games, and I never had the summer off for family vacations. Gymnastics is a year-round sport, and the offseason was exponentially worse than season. But man did I love it. …

Why in the world did we do it?

Insanity? Love? The things we do for the ones we love, that’s what gymnasts do for the sport. It gave me some of the best moments of my life. I traveled to really cool places, I met my best friends, I learned what love is, I learned how to persevere through unbearable adversity and when people thought I would quit, I kept going. My coaches throughout the years became my gym parents, and were there every step of the way. I made it through to the very end. …

I still give back.

I coached for years, and now I find myself donating money to EMU Gymnastics. …

Identity Crisis

Thanks Hal.

coach Philippe Rizzo

The 2006 World H Bar Champion from Australia.

… “Every coach at every step of the way is no more important than another.

Especially with me now coaching the juniors, [I can see] it’s really important at every stage to have a good support network, which comes from parents as well as coaches.

It’s really important that everyone’s working together and has good communication and that the athlete is the centre of everything…making sure that everything is supporting the athlete, and not overburdening them.” …

Philippe Rizzo: From World Champion to Coach

‘Grandma’ Aly and ‘baby’ Simone

Nick Zaccardi posted an entertaining article. 🙂

‘Grandma’ Aly Raisman and ‘baby’ Simone Biles

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. gymnasts Aly Raisman, right, and Simone Biles stretch before a training session at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas. Stardom, the kind that truly changes a life, awaits Biles. The two-time defending world all-around champion will go for a three-peat at the 2015 championships in Glasgow, Scotland starting this weekend. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. gymnasts Aly Raisman, right, and Simone Biles stretch before a training session at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas. Stardom, the kind that truly changes a life, awaits Biles. The two-time defending world all-around champion will go for a three-peat at the 2015 championships in Glasgow, Scotland starting this weekend. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)