25 Hard Things Gymnasts Need to Do

This is a list well worth reading.

1. Stop making excuses.
2. Be accountable for your own behavior.
3. Listen, really listen, to coaches’ corrections.
4. Don’t let teammates take your focus.
5. Do the entire assignment.

Read the rest on Gym Jag.

Sabrina Gill – photo by Stephane Verdier on Facebook

Tight Mind Tool Decks

Ali Arnold’s latest product.

The Tight Mind Tool Deck is a fun, easy-to-use system for improving a gymnast’s mental toughness in every aspect of their sport.

… each tool is an element of an unshakeable mind. Designed to be used by individual gymnasts or entire teams, these 51 tools will work seamlessly into programs for all ages and abilities.

Used regularly, the Tight Mind Tool Deck can help improve focus, discipline, teamwork, attitude and intensity when it counts.

Its’ convenient size slips easily into a gym bag or hangs from a bar during workout. Each deck comes with a hanging chain and a protective pouch.

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$24.95 plus shipping

Kate Foster – Good Morning America

Kate Foster lost her leg to a leukemia-related infection when she was 12, but she didn’t let that stop her from becoming a competitive gymnast.

“I’ve never really found anything that I’ve loved more,” Foster, now 16, told ABC News. …

ABC

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

via Gymternet Clan

Nile Wilson on mistakes at American Cup

Nile and his coach Baz Collie were very happy with training leading up to American Cup. Yet he had a number of falls and major errors.

He was not discouraged. It’s still early in the Olympic year. On the other hand, making the British Olympic Team is not a given. They have unbelievable depth.

Click PLAY or watch him on YouTube.

Under Armour – USA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

Awesome video editing. 🙂

The spot, created by Droga5, is similar to previous work for the “Rule Yourself” campaign, which in the past has tapped celebrities including Misty Copeland and Stephen Curry. It once again focuses on the immense amount of training athletes put in every day and emphasizes their strength. …

Under Armour Showcases Sheer Strength and Dedication of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team

#RuleYourself #IWILL

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Here’s the Facebook version if you’d like to share it there.