Montreal 2017 National Symposium

In conjunction with World Championships 2017 an acrobatic sports symposium has been scheduled October 5-8th. (4 days)

Three streams to choose from: Sport Science & Health, Technical workshops and Gymnastics for All. 

Organized by Guy Lavoie, I know it’s going to be good.

Speakers include Hardy Fink, Keith Russell, Carol Angela Orchard, Peggy Liddick, Josée Cyr and a number of top sport scientists. This event is a flashback to the excellent symposium hosted in conjunction with 1985 Worlds Montreal.

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If you are looking for something different than the for profit, predictable USAG Congress events, consider this alternative.

Two pricing options:

Package 1: Montreal 2017 National Symposium $325 CAD ($240 US) + taxes

Package 2: Montreal 2017 National Symposium & tickets for the finals on Oct. 6 to 8 $405 CAD ($300 US) + taxes

Registration details.

16-Year-Old Russian Gymnast Hip Replacement

Terrible news. 😦

Dvora Meyers:

Ekaterina Sokova, a 16-year-old Russian gymnast and former member of the national team, has made a video alleging that coaching neglect led to a deterioration of a hip joint injury and, eventually, a hip replacement surgery. …

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Click PLAY or watch her on Beam on YouTube.

prehab / rehab ankle sprain

BEST is to get individual advice for each athlete from the best experts available. (Personally I like Athletic trainers because they are all about getting athletes back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.)

It’s worth checking some tips from The Perhap Guys, Doctor of Physical Therapy Candidates from USC. Strength and Conditioning Specialists.

6 Exercises to Reduce Risk of an Ankle Sprain

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GymCastic on the USAG abuse scandal

Episode #245 is one of the best in a long time.

Spencer and Jessica on:

USA Gymnastics President has resigned …

Why this is not the time to move on because nothing has changed

  • Three things that still need to be done to prevent abuse at USA Gymnastics
  • USAG still going to do their own policing on non-sexual abuse misconduct and crimes. SafeSport only investigating sexual assaults.

Jessica O’Beirne is the person to follow on this issue. Now that Steve Penny has resigned — a symbolic sign of willingness to change — Jessica details some of the next steps necessary if USAG is actually going to make the sport safer for athletes into the future.

Listen here.

Cracking Down on Abuse in U.S. Gymnastics

Jessica Howard was U.S. national champion in rhythmic gymnastics from 1999 to 2001, a finalist at the 1999 World Championships, and a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. 

Later she was on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors.

In the NY Times Jessica writes of how she was abused by Larry Nassar. And what the USAG needs to do to protect their members in future.

Cracking Down on Abuse in U.S. Gymnastics