Dave Tilley – 3 things we need

1. A moral and ethical code

2. A better education system

3. A workload and wellness monitoring system, that is specific to gymnastics.

Where can I bet on Team USA?

“It’s good they didn’t peak now,” added Shane Wiskus.

“Not concerned,” Mikulak said. “Never lose faith in the girls.” …

Sports Illustrated

The story of the day is Russia deservedly defeating USA in the qualifying round.

That happened.

On the other hand, no medals are awarded in qualification. I’m expecting Simone and team to come back with aggressive routines in the Team final. They’ll be far better.

USA qualified the maximum number of Finals positions. I would have loved to see Riley in the Bars final rather than Simone, however.

National Team Coordinator Tom Forster gets too much blame when things go wrong. And too much credit when things go right. That’s in the job description.

Certainly communication has been poor.

But let’s wait until Tokyo is over before analyzing team performance.

Eventually USAG could decide mistakes were made. There’s not much time before specialist Worlds 2021 in October, however.

Morinari Watanabe or Farid Gayibov?

International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) President Morinari Watanabe is to face a challenge from Farid Gayibov for leadership of the organisation at its Congress in Antalya.

Gayibov, an Azeri who has led European Gymnastics since 2018, is Watanabe’s sole challenger for the Presidency. …

Two existing vice-presidents have put themselves forward for re-election – five-time Olympic champion Nellie Kim of Belarus, formerly the Soviet Union as an athlete, and Russia’s Vassily Titov.

China’s Luo Chaoyi will not seek re-election.

Greek Eleni Michopoulou, Qatar’s Ali Al-Hitmi, Margaret Ahlquist of Sweden, Syria’s Youssef Altabbaa and Suat Celen from Turkey are all standing to become a vice-president. …

The list of candidates can be seen in full here.

Inside the Games

great interview with Yul

Due to Covid, Yul Moldauer had to leave Oklahoma.

He decided to head back to his home club.

In this podcast he outlines his daily schedule. 100% focus on Gymnastics.

For example, on arrival at morning training there’s a hot mug of tea and healthy breakfast waiting.

Listen to it on GymnasticsVille.

At The Bucket with Gio, Midknight Robin is Back GymnasticsVille Podcast

Gio interviews Midknight Robin to discuss tops news in the gymnastics world. GymCrew Talent Management, Tokyo Olympics, Yul Moldauer, Simone Biles, Professional Gymnastics.
  1. At The Bucket with Gio, Midknight Robin is Back
  2. Ruben Padilla Rise in Trampoline
  3. Gage Dyer and Matt Wenske Discuss First U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials
  4. At The Bucket with Gio – Uche Eke Interview
  5. Paul Juda peaking at the right time for Olympic Trials

club SafeSport recommendations

From the UK’s leading children’s charity:

  • a welfare or child protection officer who you can contact with any concerns
  • a clear procedure for complaints and concerns
  • written standards for good practice
  • effective consent and emergency processes
  • a safe recruitment process for staff and volunteers, including vetting
  • staff and volunteers are trained in safeguarding children
  • children and young people are suitably supervised (based on their age, ability, the activity and venue) by adults who are trained to care for them
  • the activity takes place in a safe environment – and there are separate changing areas for children and adults

Via Gymnasts for Change – How can parents and carers help safeguard gymnasts?

Gym Club customer service

In this episode, Nick and his business expert consultant Julie Berry talk about how owners and managers can acquire, communicate with and keep customers.

EP057 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Gordon MacLelland Gymnastics Growth Show

Welcome to the Gymnastics Growth Show podcast, brought to you by Nick Ruddock, a performance Gymnastics Coach and consultant to international gymnastics teams and professional sports clubs. In this podcast, Nick and his special guests share the strategies and tactics used to optimise athlete and coach performance from grass roots to gold standard. Tackling all things gymnastics and performance sport, from physical preparation and psychology, to nutrition and lifestyle, this podcast is a must for any gymnastics coach serious about improving results and furthering their expertise.
  1. EP057 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Gordon MacLelland
  2. EP056 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Adam Forrest
  3. EP055 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Nicole Langevin
  4. EP054 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Aleah Finnegan
  5. EP053 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Kyle Shewfelt

Cecile Landi interview

Interesting and entertaining.

At both WOGA and World Champions Center, Cecile and her husband Laurent personally coached dozens of gymnasts at the same time. Elites down to JO 3 at WOGA.

It was a 4 to 1 coaching ratio when they started in France.

EP057 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Gordon MacLelland Gymnastics Growth Show

Welcome to the Gymnastics Growth Show podcast, brought to you by Nick Ruddock, a performance Gymnastics Coach and consultant to international gymnastics teams and professional sports clubs. In this podcast, Nick and his special guests share the strategies and tactics used to optimise athlete and coach performance from grass roots to gold standard. Tackling all things gymnastics and performance sport, from physical preparation and psychology, to nutrition and lifestyle, this podcast is a must for any gymnastics coach serious about improving results and furthering their expertise.
  1. EP057 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Gordon MacLelland
  2. EP056 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Adam Forrest
  3. EP055 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Nicole Langevin
  4. EP054 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Aleah Finnegan
  5. EP053 Gymnastics Growth Show – Nick Ruddock and Kyle Shewfelt

Australia – Gymnastics Victoria podcast

This is a good podcast for Club administrators. This episode, for example, talks about Club finances.

It’s hosted by Olympian Ashleigh Brennan.

Click over to Gymnastics Victoria or you can listen to an episode from this page.

Financial Data and Systems The Rotation

Jeremy Gleeson from Sports Accounting Australia jumps into all things finance and systems for your sporting organisation, talking data, systems and how to use your numbers to make operational decisions. Sports Accounting Australia is like the CFO for your club and Jeremy shares tips to help you move forward from the impact of COVID and prepare for the year ahead. References Gymnastics Victoria website: https://vic.gymnastics.org.au/ Sports Accounting Australia: https://www.sportsaccounting.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  1. Financial Data and Systems
  2. Human Resources in Sport
  3. Marketing to Success
  4. Sport and Life Training
  5. Avenue for growth