My last visit was to a club where only one of the competitive team had anything taped. It has a reputation for keeping girls in Gym through High School.
When I watched training my main feedback was to KEEP doing what they are doing: good basics, safe landings, good handstands.
That said, none of us are the best coach in the world. We should all constantly be evaluating and tweaking our training plans.
Some advice from Dave Tilley:
1. Everyone Taking On More Accountability and Self Awareness
2. Eliminate the Say-Do Gap
3. Pushing Athletes Hard But Intelligently
4. Collaborate, and Give Everyone and Equal Voice in Training Decisions
5. Critique Athlete Behavior, Not The Athlete
6. Don’t Value The Opinion Someone Has of You More Than Your Opinion of Yourself
7. Don’t Be Afraid of Very New, and Very Different, Ideas
This is the best insight I’ve seen so far into the fast improving Russian Men’s team.
Alfosov is very smart. Takes nothing for granted. Knows that Russia has less depth than their main rivals.
Valeri Alfosov, the head coach of the Russian national team, gave an interview to R-Sport. He talked about the challenges of selecting a four-person team for the Olympics, about the team strategy and about coaching the gymnasts in all aspects of their life, not just in the gym. …