USA TOPs Testing

tops-gymnasticsTOPs (Talent Opportunity Program) is a talent search and educational program for female gymnasts ages 7-10 and their coaches.

The TOPs Gymnastics Program: All the Details

TOPS is a good program for some girls, but not all girls. There are many “talented” children who do not score highest. Especially those lacking flexibility, but with plenty of power.

The article does discuss the pros and cons of participating in testing competitions.

Kate Foster – Good Morning America

Kate Foster lost her leg to a leukemia-related infection when she was 12, but she didn’t let that stop her from becoming a competitive gymnast.

“I’ve never really found anything that I’ve loved more,” Foster, now 16, told ABC News. …

ABC

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

via Gymternet Clan

correct position for L-sit

Bruce Craven is an owner of Craven Sports Services. He and his wife Karen have worked with gymnasts for decades.

Currently Bruce is assisting male gymnasts at Taiso Gymnastics Saskatoon. As always he’s focused on training the correct muscles for each element. And contracting those muscles in the best sequence.

Click PLAY or watch L-sit training on YouTube. (Flexibility and specific strength.)