MOTIVATION in the Gym

D0 you listen to the Region 5 Insider podcast?

As a sample, check out episode #6.

Jason MacDonald:

In this episode we look at one of the most important aspects of sport performance and participation…. Motivation.

We talk about strategies to help set up a culture in your gym to drive and sustain motivation through the training year. There are many different motivational strategies and each athlete is motivated differently. We discuss many different ways to enhance motivation and make the daily grind of training and competition fun. Creating a culture of excellence in your gym and develop a plan for keeping the energy and excitement toward your goals both individual and team helps to keep motivation high.

Whitney Snowden former Head Optional Coach at Cincinnati Gymnastics joins us to give her perspective on motivation and what has worked well for her in the past.

Listen online. Or subscribe via iTunes.

following Men’s College Gymnastics

In 2019 it’s easy to follow 80+ teams in women’s collegiate gymnastics.

That’s not always the case for the Men. In fact, for some meets it’s challenging even to find LIVE scores online. ☹️

Stick it Media posted some tips:

To follow the action, you have to know when the meets are happening, so bookmark  Road to Nationals.

… site has all the schedules and results in one handy, interactive place, along with a link to the CGA website (which has recaps of each week’s action).

http://collegegymnews.com/ also has some men’s coverage.

Like/follow your favorite teams (or all of them) on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Check their official websites for links to live scoring.  A twitter account is highly recommended if you want to get the most of following men’s NCAA gymnastics online. Many teams put up Facebook Live streams at the last minute, so following on FB/twitter is a great way to get notified about the streams. Following on Twitter gives access to scores/lineups in real time. Both FB and Twitter are good (read mostly only) sources for videos.

Links to NCAA/GymACT social media are all HERE

Subscribe to this list to get all the Twitter feeds in one place – great for meet day and following lineups/scores in real time.

I’d add a recommendation to follow Gymnasticsville and listen to their podcast. This is the best coverage I’ve seen so far this season.

Sam interviews Katelyn Ohashi

Season 2 of I Have Cool Friends is up and running.

Of dozens of new Katelyn Ohashi interviews to check out, this one with Sam Peszek is definitely the best. I learned a lot. Katelyn’s got BIG dreams.

Using Gymnastics Experience and a VIRAL Platform to Change the World with Katelyn Ohashi – Season 2 Episode 3

The Routine Podcast episode 41

If you can’t get enough College Gymnastics, be sure to tune into the one podcast dedicated to NCAA.

The most recent episode includes an interview with Kristen Watkins, editor of @FantasyGym.

Previous episodes include interviews with Florida first years SAVANNAH SCHOENHERR AND TRINITY THOMAS as well as Miss Val.

Region 5 Insider NCAA week 1 recap

If you can’t get enough NCAA coverage, check out the new Region 5 Insider podcast coverage.

In our first episode of our College Salute podcast we review the first weekend of the 2019 college season and highlight some the top performances from around the country and from our Region 5 Alums. We also talked to Michigan seniors Olivia Karas and Emma Mclean as well as SEMO freshman Anna Kaziska and got their reactions to their individual and team performances in the opening weekend.

Listen online.

Peng Peng on GymCastic

Listen to episode #346.

Peng is doing a number of event appearances this year as she’s no longer (finally) restricted by NCAA regulations.

Also, subscribe.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

The Routine Podcast – season 2

Gymnastics conversations.

With the NCAA season looming, the College podcast is gearing up for season 2.

Dr. Sloan Beard – GymnastFix

Dr. Sloan Beard, DC, MS, CCSP. from Alabama competed for Ball State. Now a chiropractor, she knows all about injuries.

Click through to listen to her interview.

related – Gymnastfix.com

Click PLAY or watch Sloan on YouTube.

AP reporter Will Graves on GymCastic

Will Graves is a mainstream sports reporter who actually understands Gymnastics. He was nervous to be exposed as a fraud when talking to Spencer and Jessica, but I found his perspective legit.

(Says he’s been schooled by Nancy Armour and Scott Bregman. 😀)

All three attended Doha Worlds in person.

Will’s outsider’s perspective is interesting in every way. I particularly liked his view on interpreting Simone to the rest of the world. The general public might not know Gymnastics, but they certainly know the name Simone Biles.

Will agrees she’s the most dominant athlete in any sport right now.

In fact, he ponders whether her performance at Worlds prelims might turn out to be peak Simone.

Happily Will’s daughter just started Gymnastics. Hopefully she’ll get him hooked for many years to come. 🙂

Listen up:

341: The Call Is Coming from Inside the House

Men’s qualification highlights

FIG put together a highlights package of what happened day 2 qualifications.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

… or you could catch-up on by listening to GymCastic MAG day 2 – THE POMMEL-POCALYPSE

Median scores for all apparatus went up from Worlds 2017 to Worlds 2018. That’s expected over the quadrennial. … BUT median score on Pommels dropped 1.167. That’s no statistical fluke. There’s something wrong with that horse.

related – Russia, Xiao top men’s qualification at Doha Worlds