Gymneo coaching tutorials – forward handspring

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49 minutes:

Video 1: Overview of the training on the front handspring on floor

Video 2: Technical analysis

Video 3: Prerequisites

Video 4: Specific Physical Preparation

Video 5: Pedagogical analysis – 32 drills for teaching the front handspring

Video 6: Spotting

Gymneo, out of France, is the best coach education subscription service, in my opinion. I’ve been a member for over 4 years. (Before they added English language content.)

Cost is €199 or $211 / year.

USA Gymnastics Men’s Levels 1-3

A review of the USA Gymnastics’ Essential Elements program.

Al Scharns – Program Design

Dusty Ritter – Junior Olympic Program Coordinator

Here is how the program works – each coach can set up their own lesson plan by choosing 4-8 stations known as ‘boxes’ that coordinate with the 14 or more key “Essential Elements” for that level (Levels 1 & 2).

Week after week, they can select different boxes to introduce new drills, progressions and challenges. The boxes can be used for individual stations or included in a circuit or obstacle course. …

Of course, we want to make it fun, interesting, safe and challenging. Thus the program is designed to be flexible and creative. …

Our mission is to provide the opportunity for clubs to initiate and grow a boys’ gymnastics program while at the same time helping to train coaches to the discipline of boys’ gymnastics. We are providing an opportunity to do this in a way that is cost- effective for both the club and the participant …

essential-elements-circuit

The program is set up so a Club with very little men’s equipment and coaching expertise can still start to work towards J.O. competitive levels 3 and up.

The videos are excellent. Clear, bright, short and well edited. The demonstrators exactly at the ability level being taught. Any WAG coach would have no trouble teaching these drills.

Other curriculums are divided into 6 Olympic apparatus and Trampoline. This is better breakdown:

Category 1 – Warm up, Flexibility and Body Shapes
Category 2 – Swings and Hangs
Category 3 – Supports and Strength
Category 4 – Runs, Jumps, and Springs
Category 5 – Games, Races, and Courses

I really like the obstacle courses / Parkour content.

The content is advanced Recreational. But by the end of Level 3 boys are prepared to join competitive gymnastics at Level 4. Or go on to any other sport.

It’s $39.95 on disk:

Manual: The Essential Elements Program – includes program description, skill charts, curriculum planning charts, and sample lesson plans.

Video: Complete video of all five skill categories

Forms: Writable PDF versions of Essential Elements lesson plan charts, evaluation charts and certificates

We purchased that disk but it’s also available as a digital download for $29.99 to be viewed on iPad, iPhone and Mac.

USA Competitions in Florida

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TIM RAND INVITATIONAL MAR 03 – MAR 05, 2017
Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL

FLORIDA CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP APR 29 – APR 30, 2017
Boca Raton, FL

For details check the USA Competitions website.

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new website for TumblTrak

My friends have been working hard and long on the latest update. It’s friendlier. Navigation easier.

Under the hood the process of getting a quote with shipping, duties, taxes included is streamlined.

If you’re shopping start on the home page.

TumblTrak

For training tips it’s tumbltrak.com/training. Or jump directly to their rapidly expanding YouTube playlists.

Thanks James.