no more sidebar ads on Gymnastics Coaching

by site editor Rick McCharles

THANKS to generous supporters of this site over the years. These are excellent companies:

Cirque du Soleil Casting

USA Competitions


Tumbl Trak

International Gymnastics Camp

MEE Sports

We’ve decided to remove our sidebar ads starting today. As more people check this site on mobile devices and via social media, fewer than ever are seeing those ads.

We’ll be considering new and different alternatives in future.

spotting Bars on blocks

Spotting blocks are even better than a channel pit for introducing new skills on Bars and Horizontal Bar. There are hundreds of different configurations.

For example, introducing forward Giant.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Al Fong went through 5 prototypes before deciding on length, width, channel gap, and adjustable heights.

Great for the kids. And great for the coaches who will suffer fewer spotting injuries.

Tumbl Trak – Al Fong Spotting Blocks System

Simone sponsored by Nike

Some have wondered why Simone has been dressed differently than her teammates during the first days of Worlds.

I learned on GymCastic that she is contractually obliged to wear Nike unless required to wear USA team attire by USAG or FIG rules. She loves Nike. So no problem.

coaching week in the U.K.

The inaugural Coaching Week (4-10 June) is a week-long celebration of #GreatCoaching …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

USA Competitions next season

USA Competitions is a sponsor of this site. See if any of their meets fit your calendar for next season.


For more information, click over to their RSVP page.